Doctoral Dissertations


Model simplification for system-level EMI prediction and power delivery network analysis and: a transmission line sensor for crack sensing in civil concrete structures


Shishuang Sun


"Anticipating integrated-system performance often requires full-wave electromagnetic simulations. Commercial full-wave tools may not be able to efficiently handle these types of problems due to either the large scale of the problems, which demand enormous computational resources, or modeling of active devices, which is necessary for system-level power delivery network analysis in the time domain. Simplified models on a SPICE deck are desirable because of the computational efficiency, and the capability of handling active devices in a SPICE solver. The first section in this dissertation describes a statistical algorithm for hand-assembled cable harness modeling based on a SPICE transmission line model...In the second section, a novel approach for equivalent circuit model extraction is developed for modeling of integrated package and PCB power distribution networks (PDN)...The third section describes the development of novel coaxial cable sensors featuring high sensitivity and high spatial resolution for health monitoring of civil concrete structures using time-domain reflectometry (TDR)"--Abstract, page iv.


Pommerenke, David
Drewniak, James L.

Committee Member(s)

Beetner, Daryl G.
DuBroff, Richard E.
Chen, Genda


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Degree Name

Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering


University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Summer 2006

Journal article titles appearing in thesis/dissertation

  • Transmission line sensor for crack sensing in civil concrete structures
  • Hand-assembled cable bundle modeling for the crosstalk and common-mode radiation prediction
  • System-level PDN analysis with equivalent circuit models extracted from a full-wave finite difference formulation
  • Novel TDR-based coaxial cable sensor for crack/strain sensing in reinforced concrete structures


xiii, 122 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references.


© 2006 Shishuang Sun, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Dissertation - Citation

File Type




Subject Headings

Electric cables -- Defects -- Testing
Electric cables
Electric power transmission
Electromagnetic interference -- Prevention
SPICE (Computer file)

Thesis Number

T 9070

Print OCLC #


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