24.4.1 Point capacitance

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Capacitance elements:

  • allow the introduction of concentrated heat capacitance at a point;

  • are associated with the temperature degree of freedom at a node; and

  • have a capacitance that can be specified as a function of temperature and/or field variables.

Defining the capacitance value

The heat capacitance is associated with the temperature degree of freedom at the node of the element. You specify the capacitance magnitude, (density specific heat volume). Specify capacitance, not specific heat. You must associate this capacitance with a region of your model.

Input File Usage:           

where the ELSET parameter refers to a set of HEATCAP elements.


Property or Interaction module: SpecialInertiaCreate: Heat capacitance: select points: Capacitance