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Results

Press the Results button in the Workflow to extract information from the simulation that was done. In order to find information that can be readily used, first press Evaluate Results. Once the evaluation is complete, AIM will automatically output a contour in the Results section under Objects. This contour is pictured below and shows the temperature of the bar in a steady state. We can adjust the coloring by going to Appearance > Color distribution and in the drop down menu selecting Logarithmic. Try it yourself and compare the differences.


In order to get the total heat flux, return to the Results task and press Add > Contour. A new panel will appear and you will be asked to input a variable. In the drop down menu, find Thermal > Heat Flux Magnitude, then press Evaluate. A contour will generate much like the one below. Notice that the minimum and maximum values are essentially the same, indicating a uniform heat flux along the length of the bar.  The color variations indicate very small fluctuations in the numerical results.

In order to calculate the sum heat flow reaction of the simulation, return to the Results task, click on Add next to Results, select Heat Flow Reaction, and press Evaluate. Automatically, a calculated value will be created with the corresponding value displayed in the panel and graphics window.



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