Write Crystal Data

This dialog window assists extraction of the thermal data specific for the crystal region. The number of the crystal region is identified by generating of the structured mesh if the phase transition is defined by a pair of the crystal and melt regions in contact. The phase tracking procedure may be then activated and the shape of the crystal-melt phase interface can be computed by means of the phase tracking.

Extraction of the thermal data for crystal 

Figure 18. Extraction of the thermal data for crystal

The shape of the phase boundary crystal-melt, the values of the temperature in Kelvin and of the axial temperature gradient in K/m on it can be retrieved for the phase boundary. Additionally three different temperature profiles and related data can be evaluated inside of the crystal. All data is written then into a file. The written data is ordered into columns. In the beginning of the file a header is placed where the meaning of data is described.

The stored data amount is controlled by settings of the dialog window. All available data is listed below.

Following items of the dialog window are used:

Isoline T1 [K]

Prescribed temperature value for the first isothermal profile in the crystal.

Isoline T2 [K]

Prescribed temperature value for the second isothermal profile in the crystal.

L3 distance [m]

Axial distance or coordinate for definition of the third profile in the crystal. It can be interpreted either as a distance between the third profile and the phase boundary or as an absolute axial coordinate of the profile in dependence on the following dialog settings.

Line over Phase Boundary

parallel to Phase Boundary Checkbox sets the kind of the third analyzed profile in the crystal region as parallel to the computed shape of the phase boundary.

at fixed height

An alternative possibility to set the third analyzed profile as a horizontal one with the defined axial position.

File name:

The file name in the working directory where the thermal analysis results will be stored. The data format depends on the activated items to be analyzed. The description of all stored items and its distribution over the columns of the table will be generated in the header of the file.