Special Materials

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Special Materials

Description

In this dialog window, you can set the necessary parameters for the material wizard. In tutorial 4, the use of this wizard is explained in further detail.

Before calculating, domains with specific materials can automatically be edited.
 

Fields

Check for material(s) before calculation

Checks all visible domains to see if a certain material, which should not be in use is being used. If this option is checked, then the model will not only be searched for critical material, but small domains with critical material will be assigned material according to determined standards, and larger domains will be highlighted.

Name

The name of the critical material(s), which should not be present in the model. If more than one type of material is critical, then each material name should be surrounded by quotation marks, and separated by a comma. E.g.:

"Critical Material 1", "Critical Material 2" 

Automatically assign materials

Determines whether domains that do not exceed a certain size and have a critical material should automatically be assigned a material according to certain standards. The critical size and the standards can be determined separately.

For areas smaller than

Critical size for a domain assigned a critical material, which should be assigned another material. All domains with an area less than this value are automatically assigned a material according to the current assignment standards.

With the material of the neighbor with

Here, you can choose the standards by which smaller domains with critical materials should be assigned a material. The following criteria can be chosen:

- greatest density (the domain with the critical material takes on the material of the neighbor with the greatest density)

- greatest area (the domain with the critical material takes on the material of the neighbor with the greatest area)

- greatest lambda (the domain with the critical material takes on the material of the neighbor with the greatest thermal conductivity)

- smallest lambda (the domain with the critical material takes on the material of the neighbor with the smallest thermal conductivity)

Critical material color

Color that domains with critical materials should be highlighted with.