Modeling a Powerbus and Cable with IE3D
Geometry and setup 
Doublesided PCB:
 Size: 125 mm × 100 mm × 1 mm
 Top and bottom metal: PEC
 Dielectric: FR4, ε_{r} = 4.5,
dielectric loss tangent = 0.015
Cable (round cable):
 Length: 1000 mm
 Radius: 1 mm
 Material: PEC
Simulation Setup:
 Meshing parameters: meshing frequency = 2 GHz, cells/wavelength = 18
 Mesh alignment is enabled: Align polygons and dielectrics
 Adaptive IntelliFit (AIF): disabled
 Matrix solver: default SVSa
 Frequency Parameters: 10 MHz  2 GHz, Step Size = 10 MHz
 Excitation: Voltage source (1 V, 50 ohms)
ie3d_powerbus_cable.zip

Simulation result 
Simulation Time: 5698 seconds Number of Cells/Volumes/Unknowns: 543/201/1716 
Decisions the user must make that affect the
accuracy of the result 
 Define the dielectric block as a finite substrate: By default, the substrate size is infinitely large in IE3D.
In this case, the dielectric block should be defined as a finite substrate. Please refer to the comments for
details.
 Align meshing between the polygons and the finite dielectric: The reason is that meshing alignment between
the finite dielectrics and the patch is extremely critical to the simulation results.
 Define a port as a pair of positive and negative terminals: When there is no infinite ground plane, a user
needs to define a port as a pair of positive and negative terminals. Numerical error may be introduced if we
don't define a port in pair (+, ) or define a differential port (vertical localized or horizontal localized
port with selfcontained + and  terminals) on a structure without an infinite ground plane.
 Make sure the cable is electrically connected to the board and the infinite ground plane

Comments 
 In case we need to build a structure with many polygons
with some of them connected and some of them
not connected, how can we guarantee the "electrical connection" between them?
In the IE3D, two polygons are considered to be connected only when they have a common edge with two matching
vertices. Otherwise, they will be considered as disconnected even if they look as if they are connected. Polygon
connection or "electrical connection" is a very important concept in the IE3D.
There are two ways to know whether two polygons are connected or not. First, if they are connected,
there are some red dots on the common edge of the two polygons. These red dots are used to denote
that the polygons are connected on the common edge. Second, the "Check connection command" will highlight
the other polygons which are electrically connected to the selected polygon.
 What is the difference between the IE3D results and the results from the other codes?
There are some unknown peaks in the radiated electric field plots. They are not shown in the results from the other codes.
The origination of these peaks is unclear and requires further investigation.
 
Screen shots
Fig. 1. Simulation model
Fig. 2. Simulation meshes
Fig. 3. Electric field at 3 m,
θ=0^{°}, φ=0^{°}
Fig. 4. Electric field at 3 m,
θ=90^{°}, φ=0^{°}
Fig. 5. Electric field at 3 m,
θ=90^{°},
φ=90^{°}  