Each simulation case requires at least a geometric mesh file and a parameter file (e.g.
simcase.par), where the simulation conditions, species, plasma-wall interaction etc. is contained. When the simulation is started, all resulting output data is written into a folder
simcase/ which has the same name as the parameter file. The folder is automatically being created if it does not exist.
The output data generated during simulation can be divided into following categories:
|Type of data||Resolution||File format||How often|
|Information on gaseous species||cell resolution||GMSH POS file||
|Information on wall materials||cell resolution||GMSH POS file||
|Absorption and Desorption on surfaces||per mesh element||GMSH POS file||
|Electromagnetic field related||node resolution||GMSH POS file||
|Collision statistics||quad resolution||GMSH POS file||
|Time-dependent logging of average surface data||Integrated over physical surface||ASCII TXT file||
|Time-dependent logging of potentials||Taken for each conductive electrode||ASCII TXT file||
|Visualization of cell spacing and domain decomposition||-||GMSH GEO file to be merged with geometric MSH file||At the beginning|
|Information on used cross sections||-||Postscript / ASCII||At the beginning|
|Information required for continuation of a simulation run||-||binary files and script files||At the end or shutdown of a simulation run|
|Dynamic script files||-||ASCII (RIG-VM script format)||At the beginning|