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Ansys Lumerical HEAT
3D Heat Transport Solver

Lumerical HEAT provides designers with comprehensive thermal modeling capabilities. The finite-element heat transfer and Joule heating solver easily handles conductive, convective, and radiative effects, as well as optically and electrically generated heat.

SOLVE THE UNSOLVABLE

Ansys Lumerical HEAT Simulates 3D Heat Transport

Solve heat simulation needs with stability and reliability using Lumerical HEAT. The 3D heat transfer simulation features a finite-element heat transfer and Joule heating solver to easily handle conductive, convective and radiative effects, as well as optically and electrically generated heat.

  • Finite-Element Heat Transport Solver
    Finite-Element Heat Transport Solver
  • Joule Heating Solver
    Joule Heating Solver
  • Self-Consistent simulation with CHARGE
    Self-Consistent simulation with CHARGE
  •  Steady-state and Transient Simulation
    Steady-state and Transient Simulation
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Quick Specs

Perform your multiphysics simulations with confidence with our 2D/3D thermal solver. With a customizable thermal material database and interoperability with optical and electrical solvers, Lumerical HEAT offers accurate simulation of complex effects.

  • 2D & 3D Solver
  • Conductive, Convection and Radiative effects
  • Finite-element Mesh
  • Self-Consistent Heat/Charge Transport
  • Automatic Mesh Refinement
  • Flexible Materials Database
  • Joule Heating
  • Steady-state and Transient Simulation

Resources

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Webinar

Ansys Lumerical’s Component Level Tools

This webinar will start with an overview of the broad set of component level solvers it offers with an emphasis on FDTD and MODE. It will then show how these solvers can be used to simulate and optimize novel designs in a wide range of applications including micro-LEDs, augmented reality, magneto-optics and lasers.

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Application

Thermally tuned waveguide (FEEM)

In this example, we will characterize the optical response of a thermally tuned waveguide.

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Application

Photothermal heating in plasmonic nanostructures

In this example, we investigate the effect of photothermal heating in plasmonic nanostructures based on the published work in the referenced article.

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Case Study

Xanadu

Xanadu builds X8 quantum computing chip with unprecedented low-loss performance while significantly accelerating their design schedule.

CAPABILITIES

Simulate Heat Transport With Precision

Let Lumerical HEAT do the heavy lifting for your heat simulation modeling efforts. The finite-element heat transfer and Joule heating solver easily simulates conductive, convective and radiative effects, along with optically and electrically generated heat. Lumerical HEAT allows you to focus on the stability and reliability of your designs with confidence.

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Key Features

  • Heat Transport
  • Highly Integrated Interoperable Solvers
  • Self-Consistent Charge/Heat Modeling
  • Finite Element IDE
  • Comprehensive Material Models

Lumerical HEAT offers a 2D/3D finite element heat transfer solver for steady-state and transient simulation.

  • Comprehensive thermal material models
  • Joule heating from electrical conduction
  • Heat flux, convection and radiation
  • Automatic mesh refinement based in import heat profiles

Lumerical HEAT provides self-consistent charge and heat transport simulation. Multiphysics simulations can be performed with HEAT in conjunction with other Lumerical solutions:

  • Photovoltaic (FDTD/DGTD, CHARGE & HEAT)
  • Opto-thermal (FDTD/DGTD & HEAT)
  • Plasmonics (DGTD & HEAT)
  • Self-heating effects
  • High-current devices
  • 2D & 3D modeling
  • Import STL, GDSII, and STEP
  • Parameterizable simulation objects
  • Domain partitioned solids for easy property definition
  • Geometry-linked sources and monitors
  • Automatic mesh refinement based on geometry, materials, doping, refractive index, and optical or heat generation

Lumerical HEAT provides a flexible visual database, with more than 500 customizable electronic and thermal properties and models for accurate simulation of complex effects, as well as scriptable material properties.

Application Gallery

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Application

Thermally tuned waveguide (FEEM)

In this example, we will characterize the optical response of a thermally tuned waveguide. 

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Application

Photothermal heating in plasmonic nanostructures

In this example, we investigate the effect of photothermal heating in plasmonic nanostructures based on the published work in the referenced article 



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HEAT Product Reference Manual

The HEAT reference manual provides detailed descriptions of product features.

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