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*SPECIFIC HEAT

Keyword type: model definition, material

With this option the specific heat of a solid material can be defined. The specific heat is required for a transient heat transfer analysis (*HEAT TRANSFER or *COUPLED TEMPERATURE-DISPLACEMENT). The specific heat can be temperature dependent.

This option should not be used to define the specific heat of a fluid (gas or liquid) in an aerodynamic or fluid dynamic network. For the latter purpose the keyword *FLUID CONSTANTS is available.


First line:

Following line:

Repeat this line if needed to define complete temperature dependence.

Example:

*SPECIFIC HEAT
446.E6

defines a specific heat with value $ 446. \times 10^{6}$ for all temperatures.


Example files: beamth, beamhtcr.



guido dhondt 2012-10-06