Computation, Simulation and Design Tools

  Coupled analysis for MEMS and Microfluidics (L5)     Photonic components: simulation, modeling and design (L3)
  Microwave and millimeter wave circuits and Other tools
  microsystems: design and modeling (L4)    
  Coupled analysis for MEMS and Microfluidics (L5)

ANSYS Multiphysics 2022 R2: The ANSYS Multiphysics Academic software suite is used in order to perform numerical simulations of complex phenomena in various media as solids, liquids, plasma, and biological tissues. It can perform simulations using implicit and explicit numerical methods making use of finite element method, discrete element method, and various meshless methods.
The target of these simulations is phenomena encompassing mechanical and structural simulations, fluid simulations, electrical and electronics simulations, electromagnetic wave propagation, etc. belonging to physics or chemistry realm.  Each physics domain may be solved separately, but the real power of this software package is the ability to couple both directly and indirectly almost all the specified domains, allowing great flexibility in problem dealing.
All of these simulations can be performed as static, modal, harmonic or transient type, according to user necessities. ANSYS software makes use of sequential or parallel computing for all the previously mentioned by using ANSYS HPC licenses owned by IMT.”


COMSOL Multiphysics  6.1: A general-purpose but powerful simulation software based on advanced numerical methods for modeling and solving all kinds of scientific and engineering problems, with fully coupled multiphysics modelling capabilities. The Floating Network License owned by IMT include different  modules as: Structural Mechanics & Acoustics Modules (Structural Mechanics, Nonlinear Structural Materials, Composite Materials, Fatigue; Multibody Dynamics, MEMS, Acoustics), Fluid Flow & Heat Transfer Modules (CFD, Microfluidics, Molecular Flow, Heat Transfer), Electromagnetics Modules (AC/DC, RF, Wave Optics, Ray Optics, Semiconductor), Multipurpose (Optimization, Material Library, Particle Tracing).


Materialise Magics 26.0
“Materialise Magics is a software that is aimed at working with various types of additive manufacturing systems and with model reconstruction and manipulation of 3D models. These model may be acquired from 3D scanning technologies or medical imaging devices or may be CAD generated ones. In this respect, it Import nearly all file formats, retain native color information, and stay in control of your original data.
It can automatically or human assisted repair of the models. Steps like slicing and orientation may be done internally and it offers communication with the 3D additive manufacturing machine.”

COVENTORWARE 2014: Computer aided design and simulation of MEMS and microfluidic components used in microsystems for different applications. It includes design tools (layout editor, material database, 3D models generator) and simulation modules of main physical phenomena used in microsystems developing and functionalities.
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Photonic components: simulation, modeling and design (L3)

Opti FDTD 10.0: design and simulation of advanced passive and nonlinear photonic devices

OptiBPM 11.0: design of complex photonic integrated circuits for guiding, coupling, switching, splitting, multiplexing and demultiplexing of optical signals.
OptiGrating: design software for modelling integrated and fiber optical devices that incorporate optical gratings.
LaserMod: analysis of optoelectronic devices.
3Lit: design of 3D micro-optical elements.
Zemax:optical design.
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Microwave and millimeter wave circuits and microsystems: design and modeling (L4)


IE3D: Mentor Graphics IE3D software package is a full wave, Method-of-Moments simulator and performs electromagnetic analysis for arbitrary 3-D planar geometry. The electromagnetic analysis includes dispersion, discontinuities, surface waves, higher order modes, conductor loss, dielectric loss and radiation loss.The IE3D software package is based on open boundary Green’s functions formulation and includes an optimization engine that allows the using of multiple objective functions.


CST Studio Suite: is an electromagnetic simulation software that comprise tools for design and optimization of devices operating in a wide range of frequencies – static to optical. Analyses may include thermal and mechanical effects, as well as circuit simulation. CST Microwave Studio module is a tool for the fast and accurate 3D simulation of high frequency devices. It enables the fast and accurate analysis of antennas, filters, couplers, planar and multi-layer structure.

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Other tools


MATLAB  R2015-b: technical computing language and interactive environment for algorithm development, data visualization, data analysis, and numeric computation.


Solidworks Office Premium 2008: 2D and 3D design for complex geometries, capable to export CAD files to other simulation software tools; it has additional modules for projects reporting and for growing the productivity of CAD and PDMWorks ( L5) (

Mathematica 7: software environment for technical and scientific computing;numeric and symbolic calculus; suitable for solving linear and non-linear differential equations; 2D and 3D graphics; good flexibility in parameter variations: Software for numeric and symbolic calculus; suitable for solving linear and non-linear differential equations; 2D and 3D graphics; good flexibility in parameter variations. ( L5). (
Origin PRO 8: Software for data processing and graphing software for scientists and engineers: graphic, interpretation/interpolation by statistical processing, signal analysis. It includes functions for Statistics, Baseline and Peak Analysis, 3D Fitting, Signal Processing, Image Processing. (
Visual Studio 2008 Pro: an integrated development environment (IDE) used to develop console and graphical user interface applications along with Windows Forms applications, web sites, web applications, and web services in both native code together with managed code for all platforms supported by Microsoft Windows, Windows Mobile, Windows CE, .NET Framework, .NET Compact Framework and Microsoft Silverlight.



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Last update: May, 2023