2016 Electrical Modeling and Simulation

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Graduate major in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Matsuzawa Akira  Yamada Akira  Hirano Takuichi 
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Wed1-2(S223)  Fri7-8(S223)  
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Course description and aims

Modeling which is an abstraction of the action and the construction in devices and systems and the simulation using the models are the basic of science and technology. This course deals the modeling and the simulation technologies on electro-magnetic field, electronic circuits, and electronic materials.
This course aims to acquire the ability to solve the actual problems by applying the knowledge in electromagnetism, solid-state physics, and electronic circuits with programming of MATALB, as well as studying the principles of modeling and the simulation.

Student learning outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to acquire the following ability.
1) Make basic simulation programs using MATLAB.
2) Make basic simulation programs and modeling in electro-magnetic field.
3) Make basic simulation programs and modeling in electronic circuits.
4) Explain and make basic simulation programs in the first principle calculation.


MATLAB, SPICE, Circuit simulator, Modified Nodal Analysis, Newton's method, Numerical integration method, LU decomposition method, Linearization method, Finite difference method, Finite element method, Boundary element method, Method of moments, Maxwell equations, Numerical integration, Quantum mechanics, Schrödinger equation, First principle calculation, Reciprocal lattice, Pseudopotential.

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Students must read the appointed part of the lecture note uploaded in OCW-i, before coming to the class. Students must make the report to the tasks shown in previous class and submit it at the class. MATLAB should be installed in own PCs before starting this class.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction of electrical and electronic engineering and simulation technology Can explain the basics of the simulation technology in electrical and electronic engineering.
Class 2 Introduction of MATLAB; Brief overview of MATLAB and programming Students should bring own PC installed MATLAB. Can explain a brief overview of MATLAB and programming with MATLAB.
Class 3 Simulation for electro-magnetic field; Basics of Maxwell’s equation and numerical calculation Can explain the basic principle of Maxwell’s equation, electro-magnetic radiation, and numerical calculation.
Class 4 Simulation for electro-magnetic field; 1st dimension problem and FDTD method Can explain the 1st dimension problem and the FDTD method in electro-magnetic field.
Class 5 Simulation for electro-magnetic field; Moment method Can explain the moment method.
Class 6 Simulation for electro-magnetic field; Finite element method Can explain the finite element method.
Class 7 Simulation for electro-magnetic field; Electro-magnetic simulator Can use electro-magnetic simulators.
Class 8 Simulation for electronic circuits; Basics of simulation for electronic circuits and modified nodal analysis Can explain the modified nodal analysis.
Class 9 Simulation for electronic circuits; Modeling of capacitor and inductor, and transient and AC analysis Can explain the modeling of capacitor and inductor and transient and AC analysis.
Class 10 Simulation for electronic circuits; MOS transistor Modeling Can explain the MOS transistor Modeling.
Class 11 Simulation for electronic circuits; Device model parameter extraction techniques Can explain the device model parameter extraction techniques.
Class 12 First principle calculation; Fundamental of quantum mechanics Can explain the fundamental of quantum mechanics.
Class 13 First principle calculation; Solving method for wave equation Can explain the solving method for the wave equation in periodical structure.
Class 14 First principle calculation; Reciprocal lattice Can explain the reciprocal lattice and usage of it.
Class 15 First principle calculation; Pseudopotential and draw up of band diagram Can draw the band diagram using the pseudopotential.


No textbook.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Course materials can be found on OCW-i.
Reference books are;
YAMASITA Eikichi, “Fundamentals of microwave simulator” IEICE, 2004.
MIURA Michiko, MYOONO Takao, and MORI Kenji, “Circuit-Simulation Technics and MOSFET Modeling” Realize Science & Engineering Center.
HAMAGUCHI Tomohiro, “Semiconductor Physics” Asakura.

Assessment criteria and methods

Student’s course scores are conducted based on the due reports (30%) and final examination (70%).

Related courses

  • None

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

No prerequisite.

Contact information (e-mail and phone)    Notice : Please replace from "[at]" to "@"(half-width character).

E-mail: matsu[at]ssc.pe.titech.ac.jp

Office hours

Contact by e-mail advance to schedule an appointment and come to professor’s office (S3-312).

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