CVD flow field modelling using the quiet direct simulation (QDS) method
In this paper, the Quiet Direct Simulation (QDS) method is used to model the unsteady jet development in a Pulsed Pressure Chemical Vapour Deposition (PP-CVD) reactor. QDS is a novel method of gas flow simulation which is able to compute true-direction fluxes of mass, momentum and energy in a computationally efficient and accurate manner. The scheme is ideal for the simulation of novel CVD processes like PP-CVD which include highly unsteady flow structures which has previously proved extremely difficult to simulate. Here, the axisymmetric QDS solver is outlined and the injection phase of a PP-CVD reactor is simulated.