Energy Conduction Vectors#

Energy Conduction Vectors = {yes | no}

Description / Usage#

Activation of this option can be used to visualize the energy conduction paths in a solution. The resulting nodal variables are called TCOND0 (conduction in x direction), TCOND1 (conduction in y direction), and TCOND2 (conduction in z direction) in the output EXODUS II file.

The permissible values for this postprocessing option are:


Calculate the energy conduction vectors and store in the output EXODUS II file.


Do not calculate the energy conduction vectors.


This example card requests that energy conduction vectors be written to the EXODUS II file:

Energy Conduction Vectors = yes

Technical Discussion#

These quantities can be employed in a hedge-hog or vector plot to visualize the energy conduction pathways across a domain (cf. the vector option in BLOT, or the hedge-hog option in Mustafa, for example).


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