Numerical simulation of industrial crystal growth is difficult due to its multidisciplinary nature and the complex geometry of the real-life growth equipment. An attempt is made to itemize physical phenomena dominant in the different methods for growth of bulk crystals from the melt and the vapor phase as well as to review corresponding numerical approaches. Academic research and industrial applications are compared. Development of a computational engine and a graphic user interface of the industry-oriented codes is discussed. A simulator for the entire growth process of bulk crystals by sublimation method is described.
 S.V. Batill, J.E. Renand, X. Gu: “Modeling and simulation uncertainty in multidisciplinary design optimization”, In: AIAA Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization Conference and Exhibit, Long Beach (USA), 2000, AIAA Paper 2000-4803 pp. 11.
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