Changing general properties

There are four general properties, the last two you only need to specify for inductive heating:

General properties




List box for selecting the material state depending on the current state of the phase.

List box options: solid and liquid.



Material density as a function of temperature (f(T)).

Electrical conductivity


To be specified for conductive materials and needed for modeling of the inductive heating, of the Lorentz force

Relative Magnetic permeability


Is equal to unity for a non-magnetic materials. Its value is larger than 1 for paramegnetics and less than 1 for diamagnetic materials. Note that the absolute permeability equal to 4*pi*10.e-7 is accounted automatically in the equations and should not be assigned here in product with the relative permeability.

  1. Place the cursor in the phase column of the property that you want to change.

  2. Type respectively overwrite the value.


    Select the state in the list box.

  3. Click on Apply or press the Enter key and continue with the next property.


    Click on OK to apply the changes and to close the dialog.

    The next computation will consider the changed properties.