Level Set-Based Topology Optimization for the Design of an Electromagnetic Cloak With Ferrite Material

Masaki Otomori, Takayuki Yamada, Jacob Anders Andkjær, Kazuhiro Izui, Shinji Nishiwaki, Nozomu Kogiso

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This paper presents a structural optimization method for the design of an electromagnetic cloak made of ferrite material. Ferrite materials exhibit a frequency-dependent degree of permeability, due to a magnetic resonance phenomenon that can be altered by changing the magnitude of an externally applied dc magnetic field. Thus, such ferrite cloaks have the potential to provide novel functions, such as on-off operation in response to on-off application of an external magnetic field. The optimization problems are formulated to minimize the norm of the scattering field from a cylindrical obstacle. A level set-based topology optimization method incorporating a fictitious interface energy is used to find optimized configurations of the ferrite material. The numerical results demonstrate that the optimization successfully found an appropriate ferrite configuration that functions as an electromagnetic cloak.
Original languageEnglish
JournalI E E E Transactions on Magnetics
Issue number5
Pages (from-to)2081-2084
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • Electromagnetic cloak
  • Ferrite
  • Level-set method
  • Topology optimization

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