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Message ID: 344     Entry time: Tue May 16 13:44:01 2017
Author: Gabriele 
Type: General 
Category: General 
Subject: Effect of meshing on dilution factor simulation 

I ran a series of COMSOL simulations to compute the dilution factors of a coated disk with the dimensions we are currently using (75mm diameter, 1mm thick, 1um of coating).

The mesh is generated as follows:

  1. a free triangular mesh with defined maximum element size is generated on the coating top surface
  2. the triangular mesh is swept across the coating, generating a defined number of layers
  3. the same mesh is swept through the substrate, generating a defined number of layers

The plots below shows the effect on the dilution factor convergence of the three parameters above. It turns out that the size of the surface trinagular mesh is the most relevant parameter, followed by hte number of layers in the coating. Instead, the number of layers in the substrate is not particularly relevant.

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