iPLES Interface

Solver iPLES
Type of mesh unstructured hexahedral mesh
Dimension 3D

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The iPLES translator creates the input files necessary to run the iPLES solver. One formatted output file, the default being geom.inp, is written, based on the repetitive two lines:
                    keyword
                    value
except for the keywords START and END which are not followed by a value and signal, respectively, the beginning of specifications for cells (used only once in the file) and the end of specifications for EACH cell (used many times until all of the cells have been reported).

The file starts with the number of chemistry classes and is followed by the total number of cells:
                    number_of_class
                    value
                    number_of_cells
                    value
                    START

Creating the Mesh for Use with iPLES

For best results with the iPLES solver, the user should define the i, j, k axes to correspond to the x, y, z axes, respectively, in the HEXA-Mesher.

Creating the iPLES Input Files

The translator writes the iPLES input file, geom.inp, using an unstructured domain file and its corresponding boundary conditions file. To create the iPLES input file, "Select solver" → iPLES in the "Output" menu. After clicking "Write input " you can specify the following options for the interface: The interface generates the iPLES files in the project direcory.

Defining boundary conditions for iPLES

  To define boundary condition click on the "BC" icon in the "Output" menu. Supported boundary conditions are:

Boundary conditions Value(s)
Cell Group Name inlet-volume
bulk
wall-sheath
wafer-sheath
Cell class ID integer number
Face Group Name outlet
inlet
top
wall
bottom
wafer
inner
Face Type

inlet
outlet
surface
inert_surf 
periodic
pass_through
Rinlet
Routlet
Rsurface
Rsurf Rinert_surf
Rperiodic
Rpass_through

Material wall
chuck
wafer
susceptor
showerhead

Limitations
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