Talk: Virtual Prototyping of µ-Structured Devices and Systems by High-Fidelity Predictive Simulation

Title: Virtual Prototyping of µ-Structured Devices and Systems by High-Fidelity Predictive Simulation

Gerhard Wachutka
Chair for Physics of Electrotechnology
Technical University of Munich 
Arcisstrasse 21
80290 Munich, Germany
wachutka@tep.ei.tum.de

Abstract— The development of microstructured high-performance semiconductor devices employed as sensors and actuators in microsystems or as high power devices and modules in electrical energy technology is increasingly supported by predictive computer simulations on the basis of well-calibrated physical device models. Today´s challenge is to make virtual experiments and tests on the computer, which are qualitatively reliable and quantitatively accurate even for device structures that have never been built before, and under operational conditions that very rarely occur as long as the device is kept within the “safe operating area (SOA)”. What we are interested in is to explore the rim of the SOA and even to go beyond it in order to study failure and, eventually, destruction mechanisms with a view to improving robustness and reliability of the devices and the appliances built of them. In the field of micromechatronics as well as in high power electronics, predictive high-fidelity computer simulations of “failure and virtual destruction” are of utmost importance. We will illustrate today´s state of the art with reference to selected real-life examples.
 

Tidspunkt

man 20 aug 18
15:00 - 16:00

Arrangør

DTU Nanotech

Kontaktperson

Hvor

Building 344, room 125