Tips & Tricks

Here you will find articles on how to solve specific issues related to ESI's software solutions. Missing ESI products will be added progressively. Each article has a short abstract which is accessible to everyone. As logged users you can see the full article with all attached screenshots, and you can post comments related to each article.

Simulating Electroplating using CFD-ACE+
Electroplating is the oldest industrial application of electrochemical reactions where metals or alloys from metallic ions in electrolytes are deposited on a substrate. Plating enables engineers to tailor a deposit’s mechanical, electrical and magnetic properties and...
Naveen Vetcha
CFD
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A note on output files generated in a typical CCP simulation
This tip provides an explanation about all the important files that are written by the solver when running a CCP Simulation
Abraham Meganathan
CFD
24

Addressing non-Maxwellian EEDFs using Look Up Tables
To a large extent, electron energy distribution functions (EEDFs) determine the properties of partially ionized low temperature discharges. The typical approach in modeling such discharges involves a) assuming an EEDF or b) computing an EEDF.
Abraham Meganathan
CFD
22

Viewing CCP Simulation Summaries in CFD-ACE+ GUI
Summaries can prove to be very useful in monitoring the progress of a simulation and while analyzing results. CFD-ACE+ provides options for writing out various summaries depending on the physics involved. Users can select the list of summaries they need under Out &...
Abraham Meganathan
CFD
14

Using the MOD File Facility for Run-Time Modification of the Radiation Solver Control Parameters
Most users of CFD-ACE+ are already familiar with the MOD file feature and its usage. This feature allows the user to modify on-the-fly various solver and control parameters while a computation is running, either to increase the convergence level of the overall solution...
Abraham Meganathan
CFD
11

Simulating Electroplating using CFD-ACE+
Electroplating is the oldest industrial application of electrochemical reactions where metals or alloys from metallic ions in electrolytes are deposited on a substrate. Plating enables engineers to tailor a deposit’s mechanical, electrical and magnetic...
Abraham Meganathan
CFD
16

Plot Boundary Integral in CFD-ACE-GUI
For the 2013.3 release, some of you may have noticed a new option under the Run tab in CFD-ACE-GUI. The new Plot Boundary Integral option allows data created by the Boundary Integral Output (Please refer to this user tip on Boundary integral output ) to be plotted...
Abraham Meganathan
CFD
19

Computing Joule Heating due to current flow through a wire
The process by which the flow of electric current through a material of finite conductivity produces heat is known as Joule heating or Ohmic heating or resistive heating. Joule heating is caused by the interaction of moving electrons with the ions in the conductor....
Abraham Meganathan
CFD
30

Solver Control Options in CFD-ACE+
This user tip deals with a tab some users typically skip over when setting up a model in CFD-ACE+ GUI, the Solver Control (SC) tab. The default solver settings in this tab are carefully chosen based on extensive experience with different types of problems and therefore...
Abraham Meganathan
CFD
23

General guidelines and tips for setting up a CCP model
This tip provides general guidelines for setting a CCP plasma simulation using CFD-ACE+. More detailed documentation is available in the Modules Manual. The intention of this tip is to address frequently asked questions regarding model set-up.
Abraham Meganathan
CFD
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