Cuboid, a box-shaped solid material
Parameters for Visualization (Optional)
The Cuboid Shape component models a generic ideal thermal conductor with cubic shapes.
It could get thermal information from each cubic divided by Nodes.
The geometry of Cuboid Shape is illustrated by the following image.
In the case of Cuboid Shape Nodes is [3, 3, 3] as shown below.
The Cuboid Shape has ports: left, right, front, back, top, and bottom. It could get thermal information from each port using probe.
The number of the probe is determined by the priority of L, W, H and direction is right, back, bottom. The following is order when using probe at port_center.
The order of the nodes of each surface is the following.
Left and right surface nodes as viewed from left
Front and back surface nodes as viewed from front
Top and bottom surface nodes as viewed from Top
(For details, see Cuboid, Thermal Conductor
and Heat Capacitor help).
Thermal port of left
The number of i is determined by Nodes of W*H
Thermal port of right
Thermal port of front
The number of i is determined by Nodes of L*H
Thermal port of back
Thermal port of top
The number of i is determined by Nodes of L*W
Thermal port of bottom
Thermal port of center
The number of i is determined by Nodes of L*W*H
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
use Anisotropic thermal conductivity
If true, correction coefficient for thermal conductivity k__cc is available and that enables you to consider anisotoropic thermal conductivity per each direction L, W and, H
(When use Anisotropic thermal conductivity is true) Correction coefficient for thermal conductivity in each direction [L, W, H]
Length of cubic
Width of cubic
Height of cubic
[5, 3, 3]
Number of nodes [L, W, H]
Initial condition of temperature
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 with geometry in 3-D Playback Window. And the following visualization parameters are available.
Position of the node in visualization [X, Y, Z].
Rotation of the node in visualization [X, Y, Z].
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.
Radius of visualized heat capacitor sphere.
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