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Volume 13 (2001), Issue 1-4, Pages 355-361

Two Dimensional MESFET Simulation of Transients and Steady State with Kinetic Based Hydrodynamical Models

1Dipartiento di Matematica e Informatica, University of Catania, Viale A. Doria 6, Catania 95125, Italy
2ST Microelectronics, Stradale Primosole 50, Catania 95121, Italy

Copyright © 2001 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


In this paper we compare the well-known and widely used hydrodynamical model of Blotekjaer-Baccarani-Worderman (BBW model) with a new hydrodynamical model recently proposed by Anile, Liotta and Mascali (ALM model). The benchmark utilized is a standard two-dimensional MESFET already employed in computational studies. Suitable numerical methods for hyperbolic systems of balance laws have been used.