A node of Cylindrical Sector
Parameters for Visualization (Optional)
The Cylindrical Sector component models a generic ideal thermal conductor with cylindrical sector geometry.
The following image uses Thermal Conductor components to illustrate the behavior of the Cylindrical Sector component.
Each Thermal Conductor component is connected to the port_outer, port_front, port_back, port_left, and port_right ports.
All Thermal Conductor components are connected to the Heat Capacitor. The port_center is directly connected to the Heat Capacitor.
The geometry of Cylindrical Sector is the following.
(For details, see Thermal Conductor
and Heat Capacitor help).
The geometries of Heat Capacitor and each Thermal Conductor are defined by the following equations.
The volume V is defined by the following equation.
The area A and distance L are defined by the following equations.
Outer Thermal Conductor
Front and back Thermal Conductors
Left and right Thermal Conductors
Temperature of Heat Capacitor
Thermal port of outer
Thermal port of front
Thermal port of back
Thermal port of left
Thermal port of right
Thermal port of center
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
Outer radius of the cylindrical sector
Depth of the cylindrical sector
Central angle of the sector
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 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, node geometry will be 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.
Show Sphere element
If true, heat capacitor sphere will be shown.
Radius of visualized heat capacitor sphere.
Show a Node as cylinder
If true, node geometry will be shown as a cylinder.
This parameter is for compatibility with previous versions.
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