Conductivity = {model_name} {float_list} [E/LtT]

Description / Usage#

This card is used to specify the model for thermal conductivity. Definitions of the input parameters are as follows:


Name of the model for thermal conductivity; this parameter can have the value CONSTANT or USER.


One or more floating point numbers (<float1> through <floatn>) whose values are determined by the selection for {model_name}. These are identified in the discussion of each model below.


CONSTANT <float>

a constant thermal conductivity model, {float_list} is a single value:

  • <float1> - Standard value of k

USER <float1>… <floatn>

a user-defined model. With the USER option the appropriate modifications to the routine “usr_thermal_conductivity” in the user_mp.c file must be undertaken. The {float_list} can be of arbitrary length and is used to parameterize the model. These parameters are made available in the subroutine via <float1> through <floatn>.

TABLE <integer1> <character_string1> {LINEAR | BILINEAR} [integer2] [FILE = filenm]

Please see discussion at the beginning of the material properties chapter 5 for input description and options. Most often character_string1 will be TEMPERATURE or maybe MASS_FRACTION.


Following is a sample card:

Conductivity = USER 1. 1. 1. 1. 1.

Technical Discussion#

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