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Old   April 30, 2001, 10:36
Default Simulation of Crystal Growth in Vapor
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Jing
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Hello!

I am working on the NaCl precipation and crystal growth process in supersaturated vapor. I am not clear about how to simulate this process.

Is there somepeople who has experience on this aspect? Your suggestion will be helpful for me.

Thanks!

Jing
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Old   April 30, 2001, 11:14
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You can try the phase fluid methods. According to a friend of mine, these methods have had lot of problems for a long time but they have been resolved recently and the method works well for two-phase flow problems with phase transitions. He has successfully used it for solidification processes including dendritic growth. The method is explained and reviewed well in this paper.

DIFFUSE-INTERFACE METHODS IN FLUID MECHANICS

Annu. Rev. Fluid Mech. 1998, Vol. 30: 139-165.
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