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Space grids?

  1. Jan 23, 2009 #1
    Dear all,

    I have some problems with a program called the simulation of laser interaction with materials. In this program, they asked for some parameters which I am unsure of but I believe it has something to do with space grid for simulating the thermal conduction. This is a 1D heat conduction simulation of laser heating on a semiconductor (a.k.a laser annealing).

    These are the parameters that have asked for:
    =========================================
    NUMBER OF NODES 100
    DELTA X (A) 200
    DELTA X1 (A) 600
    DELTA X2 (A) 1600
    DELTA X3 (A) 4800
    KX 70
    KY 80
    KZ 90
    TOP LAYER NODE (L6) 10
    MIDDLE LAYER NODE (L7) 20
    =========================================

    Can anyone help me with what delta x, delta x1, delta x2, delta x3, kx, ky and kz are for? The program uses a finite difference method for solving. Thanks.
     
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