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
JournalJournal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2020

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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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