Design optimization of H-planewaveguide component by level set method

Koichi Hirayama*, Yasuhide Tsuji, Shintaro Yamasaki, Shinji Nishiwaki

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We present a design optimization method of H-plane waveguide components, based on the level set method with the finite element method. In this paper, we propose a new formulation for the improvement of a level set function, which describes shape, location, and connectivity of dielectric in a design region. Employing the optimization procedure, we demonstrate that optimized structures of an H-plane waveguide filter and T-junction are obtained from an initial structure composed of several circular blocks of dielectric.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)874-881
Number of pages8
JournalIEICE Transactions on Electronics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2011 May
Externally publishedYes


  • Adjoint variable method
  • Design optimization
  • Finite element method
  • H-plane waveguide component
  • Level set method

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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