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4.2 Product Methods

Product methods generate a $n$-dimensional mesh by multiplying a mesh of dimension $(n-1)$ with a one-dimensional mesh. Numerous variations can be found which exploit application dependent structural characteristics. The multiplication is performed by rotation (cylindrical topology) or by extrusion in the direction of one coordinate axis. The mesh of dimension $(n-1)$ can be of any type with triangle or quadrilateral elements. From the many possible combinations one particular approach has proven useful for interconnect simulations. Structures defined through layout data exhibit characteristics which can be exploited by the layer-based product method.


Peter Fleischmann