You can use the
Projected Surface Areas panel (Figure
29.4.1) to compute an estimated area of the projection of selected surfaces along the
axis (i.e., onto the
Figure 29.4.1: The
Projected Surface Areas panel
The procedure for calculating the projected area is as follows:
Projection Direction (
Choose the surface(s) for which the projected area is to be calculated in the
Min Feature Size to the length of the smallest feature in the geometry that you want to resolve in the area calculation. (You can just use the default value to start with, if you are not sure of the size of the smallest geometrical feature.)
Compute. The area will be displayed in the
Area box and in the console window.
To improve the accuracy of the area calculation, reduce the
Min Feature Size by half and recompute the area. Repeat this step until the computed
Area stops changing (or you reach memory capacity).
This feature is available only for 3D domains.
29.3.2 Generating a Force,
29. Reporting Alphanumeric Data
29.5 Surface Integration
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