Multi-directional cloaking structure design using topology optimization

Mingook Jung, Namjoon Heo, Jinwoo Park, Jeonghoon Yoo

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Cloaking structure designs have been widely performed in a form of metamaterial development. However, physics-based design approach makes it difficult to define complex material profiles. This study proposes an alternative design method for multi-directional cloak design via topology optimization method using a dielectric material. The phase field design method, which uses the reaction-diffusion equations combined with the double well potentials as the update scheme for design variables, is employed for systematic derivation of a topological configuration of the cloaking structure. In addition, the concept of symmetric design sensitivity mapping is introduced for multi-directional cloaking effect. Design results of four-, six- and eight-directional cloak are presented, and experimental verification was performed for six-directional cloak using the fabricated structure through 3D printing technology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1008-1019
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korea Government (MEST) [NRF-2019R1A2B5B01069788] and the Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning (KETEP) grant funded by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, Republic of Korea [No. 20204030200010].

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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