Postprocessor

 

Postprocessor is represented by three objects in the Object tree:

Vector plot (vector field picture);

Surface plot (scalar field values on lump faces);

Surface plot of tangent magnetic intensity at tank surface.

When calculation is done after clicking on the correspondent item the Property editor is used to control object. If calculation has not been done Property editor displays Results inaccessible. Vector and surface plots have visible property, if plot is not composed it is impossible to set is true. Since only one of this objects can be displayed at a time setting visible property true for say Vector plot when Surface plot visible property is already true will set Surface plot visible property to false. Surface and Vector plots use lumps as an object.

 

Vector plot

 

Vector plot is intended to display vector values such as flux density [T], magnetic field intensity [A/m], eddy currents [A^m2] or vector potential [Wb/m]. Vector is represented as an arrow that begins in the points where value is to be obtained. Its color corresponds to magnitude. At the right side a color legend is displayed.

The description of fields for managing vector plot:

Value defines what field value is displayed by the plot. It is possible to choose Flux density, Intensity, Eddy current and Vector potential. If the plot is already constructed for some value and another value is chosen the plot will be rebuilt.

Phase time shift in electrical degrees. Setting new value rebuilds the plot. It is possible to compose animation where this parameter varies within a period. Color legend is taken from the current plot.

DX(DY,DZ) Define positions a simple mesh nodes where vectors are plotted. The mesh is built as follows: using global coordinate system a bounding box of the necessary objects is defined. Then along every axes the distance between nodes is equal to the correspondent DX(DY,DZ) parameter.

Objects displays the number of lumps that used for plot composition (zero means plot is not composed). To build plot it is necessary to select the lumps which must be displayed and then press button at the right side of the field. This may take mush time. Once the button is pressed progress bar window arises. In order to cancel the operation close progress bar window.

ColorRamp defines color scheme of the legend. RgB pure read is the highest magnitude, narrow green zone in the middle and pure blue is the lowest value. RGB same as RgB but middle green zone is wider. WB grayscale, white is the highest magnitude, black is the lowest. BW grayscale, black is the highest magnitude, white is the lowest.

NumberOfScales number of different colors in the plot. It cannot be less than 2.

ArrowType defines appearance of the arrows.

Scale in order to scale the arrows enter a new scale factor.

Min indicates the lowest value for color legend. It is automatically calculated on each rebuilding of the plot.

Max indicates the highest value for color legend. It is automatically calculated on each rebuilding of the plot.

Mode indicated which calculation mode should be used to build the plot.