Volume 3, Issue 4
A Numerical Investigation for a Model of the Solid-gas Phase in a Crystal Growth Apparatus

Jürgen Geiser

Commun. Comput. Phys., 3 (2008), pp. 913-934.

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  • Abstract

We present discretization and solver methods for a model of the solid-gas phase in a crystal growth apparatus. The model equations are coupled Eulerian and heat-transfer equations with flux boundary conditions. For a more detailed discussion we consider simpler equations and presenttime-and space-decompositionmethods as solver methods to decouple the multi-physics processes. We present the error analysis for the discretization and solver methods. Numerical experiments are performed for the Eulerian and heat-transfer equation using decomposition methods. We present a real-life application of a crystal growth apparatus, based on underlying stationary heat conduction. Finally we discuss further error analysis and application to a more complex model of crystal growth.

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Published online: 2008-03

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