IE3D Benchmark of Matrix Solvers
| SMSi: Default high
performance advanced symmetrical matrix solver for IE3D.
AIMS II: Fast and robust advanced iterative matrix solver implemented on IE3D.
AIMS III (1): Memory efficient and robust advanced iterative matrix solver on IE3D.
AIMS III (2): Same as AIMS III (1) except it has pre-conditioning enabled.
Notes: The simulations are performed on a Pentium III 450 MHz machine with 512 MB RAM. The simulation time is minutes per frequency point. The "*"s indicate estimated values.
Example 1: An 8 by 2 patch antenna array: Total 2644 cells and 3828 unknowns created:
Example 2: An 8 by 4 patch antenna array: Total 5498 cells and 7866 unknowns created:
Example 3: An 8 by 8 patch antenna array: Total 11093 cells and 15829 unknowns:
IE3D Accurate and Efficient Simulation of Large Structures
Shown in the following picture is an 8 by 8 patch antenna array with feed network modeled on the IE3D 8.0 pre-release version, using the AIMS III advanced iterative matrix solver. The simulation includes all the coupling between elements and the feed network and does not neglect anything. It takes about 424 minutes per frequency point on a Pentium III 450 MHz machine using about 100 MB RAM.