microstrip capacitance calculation, transmission line analysis, mutual capacitance calculation
This is an example of the two conductors transmission line simulation, performed with QuickField software.
Plane-parallel problem of electrostatics.
The problem's region is bounded by ground from the bottom side and extended to infinity on other three sides.
Model depth l = 1 m.
Relative permittivity of air ε= 1;
Relative permittivity of dielectric ε= 2.
Determine self and mutual capacitance of conductors.
To avoid the influence of outer boundaries, we'll define the region as a rectangle large enough to neglect side effects. To calculate the capacitance matrix we set the voltage U = 1 V on one conductor and U = 0 on another one.
Self capacitance: C11 = C22 = Q1 / U1 ,
Mutual capacitance: C12 = C21 = Q2 / U1 ,
where charge Q1 and Q2 are evaluated on rectangular contours around conductor 1 and 2 away from their edges. We chose the contours for the C11 and C12 calculation to be rectangles [-6<x<0],
Potential distribution in two conductors transmission line:
|C11, F||C12, F|
* Reference: A. Khebir, A. B. Kouki, and R. Mittra, An Absorbing Boundary Condition for Quasi-TEM Analysis of Microwave Transmission Lines via the Finite Element Method, Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications, 1990.