Lumped thermal element storing heat
Parameters for Visualization (Optional)
The Heat Capacitor component models a generic ideal heat capacity. The heat capacity is set with property of Material and Volume.
If the parameter T0 is not set, this component assumes the default temperature of 293.15 K at the start of the simulation.
C = Material.cp⋅ V ⋅ Material.rho
T = port
Heat flow rate from port
Solid material property data
Material.k is the thermal conductivity of the material
Material.cp is the specific heat capacity of the material
Material.rho is the density of the material
Volume of the node
Initial condition of temperature
True enforces the T_start initial condition
Note: If you enable Show Visualization option, you can visualize temperature change as colored geometry in 3-D Playback Window. To make this function available, you have to enable 3-D Animation option in Multibody Settings.
The quality of the visualization is affected if any open plot windows are behind the 3-D Playback Window. If you are experiencing playback issues, try moving the 3-D Playback Window so that it does not overlap a plot window. Alternatively, minimize or close any open plot windows.
(For more details about the relation between color and temperature, see Color Blend
If true, you can visualize temperature of Heat Capacitor as colored sphere in 3-D Playback Window. And the following visualization parameters are available.
Position of the node in visualization [X, Y, Z].
Radius of visualized heat capacitor sphere.
If true, heat capacitor sphere is displayed as transparent.
Upper limit of temperature in the color blend.
Color of T__max
Color when temperature is over T__max. Temperature between T__max and T__min are automatically interpolated to a color.
Lower limit of temperature in the color blend.
Color of T__min
Color when temperature is under T__min. Temperature between T__max and T__min are automatically interpolated to a color.
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