This section describes the general workflow for setting up a simulation in DEVICE.
DEVICE supports a number of different solvers, including optical (DGTD), charge transport and heat transport. The workflow for setting up a simulation can be quite different from FDTD Solutions or MODE Solutions, and we will demonstrate this in a few videos showing the various steps
Step 1 is to define a list of materials that you need to use in your simulation and assign optical, electrical or thermal properties to them. These materials can later be assigned to various geometric objects in your simulation.
Once you have a list materials defined for your simulation, you can define or import various geometric objects to build the structure you want to simulate and assign the desired material to the objects from the list created in the previous step.
In this step, you will define the simulation region(s) to specify the extent of your simulation and add solver(s) to determine the type of simulation you want to perform in your project (optical, electrical or thermal).
After choosing the solver(s) needed for your simulation, you will need to add and define objects specific to the chosen solvers such as sources, monitors and boundary conditions.You can use the partitioned volume mode to make sure the solver(s) see what you intended in your design.
The last step of the workflow includes checking your simulation for any errors and warnings, running the simulation and analyzing the returned results.