How to add Metals to the Materials List?

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Dennis Burke
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How to add Metals to the Materials List?

Post by Dennis Burke » 17 Feb 2017 18:56

The Fasant "help" weblink was not useful on this topic. I need to find out how to expand the # of materials in the MoM tool. Specifically, there is no entry capability for defining any material's Conductivity ( such as defining Aluminum conductivity).

I only see Mue,Epsilon, and loss Tangent as being variables to edit. Thank you.

javi.moreno
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Re: How to add Metals to the Materials List?

Post by javi.moreno » 22 Feb 2017 07:40

The conductivity can be modified just for all the conductive structures. You can edit this parameter in the Solver - Parameters - Advanced Parameters menu, with the Conductor Losses field. Note that it will be applied to all metallic surfaces (PEC).

Dennis Burke
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Adding Metals properties to the Materials List?

Post by Dennis Burke » 23 Feb 2017 16:05

Thanks, Javi,
I would have never thought to look under "Solver" for a material's qualities.
I will try.
I hope the Advanced Parameters section allows me to create new materials of other metallic types. ?
If so, will these new metallic types now populate the Materials tree pulldown.?

Dennis

javi.moreno
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Re: How to add Metals to the Materials List?

Post by javi.moreno » 24 Feb 2017 08:34

This is included within the Advanced Solver Parameters because it is not a different way of defining new materials, it only modifies the conductivity of all the PEC elements that you have in your current project. I mean, you can not take into account different metallic conductivities in the same execution.

Dennis Burke
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No room for different metallic conductivities

Post by Dennis Burke » 26 Feb 2017 16:18

Thank you ,Javi.
Possibly I misunderstand.
I want to retain PEC elements, but want to add other model parts that are made of solid Aluminum, or Chrome, or copper.
How do I do that function for defining those materials? And how to make them available in the material tree?
Best,Den

javi.moreno
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Re: How to add Metals to the Materials List?

Post by javi.moreno » 28 Feb 2017 12:32

Sorry Dennis, but this option is not yet available. It may be taken into account for further versions.

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