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32.3.29 Define/Profiles...

The Define/Profiles... menu item opens the Boundary Profiles panel.



Boundary Profiles Panel


The Boundary Profiles panel allows you to define new profiles by reading boundary profile files. You can also examine the existing profile definitions and delete unused profiles. See Section  7.26 for details about boundary profiles.

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Controls

Profile   contains a selectable list of available profiles. When a profile is selected its available fields are displayed under Fields.

Fields   displays the fields available in the selected profile. After the profile file has been read, these fields will also appear in any boundary condition panel that allows profile specification of a variable. To the right of (or below) the variable in the Boundary Conditions panel, there will be a drop-down list that contains a constant and the fields from available profile files. To use a particular profile just select it from the list.

Delete   deletes the selected profile from memory.

Orient...   opens the Orient Profile panel, in which you can reorient and scale the profile. This item appears only in 3D.

Read...   opens the Select File dialog box so that you can read a boundary profile file. If a profile in the file has the same name as an existing profile, the old profile will be overwritten.

Write...   opens the Write Profile panel, in which you can save profile data.



Orient Profile Panel


The Orient Profile panel allows you to reorient a profile so that you can apply it to a particular boundary. See Section  7.26.4 for details.

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Current profile   shows the name of the currently selected profile in the Boundary Profiles panel. This is the profile on which the new profile will be based.

New Profile   sets the name of the new boundary profile.

New Field Definitions   contains inputs and controls for the definition of the vector and scalar fields in the new profile.
New Fields   sets the number of data fields in the new profile.

New Field Names   contains inputs for the names of the data fields in the new profile. For a vector field, all 3 inputs in each row will be active; for a scalar field, only the first will be active.

Compute From...   contains drop-down lists with the names of the fields in the Current profile. In these lists, select the fields from which the New Field Names will be computed.

Treat as Scalar Quantity   indicates (if on) that the adjacent field is a scalar quantity. If this option is off, the field is a vector quantity.

Orient To...   contains inputs for the definition of the local coordinate system for the new profile. This coordinate system will determine the orientation of the profile.
Direction Vector   is the vector that translates a boundary profile to the new position, and is defined between the centers of the profile fields.

Rotation Matrix [RM]   specifies the rotational matrix $RM$ which is based on Euler angles ( $\gamma$, $\beta$, and $\alpha$) that define an orthogonal system $x'y'z'$ as the result of the three successive rotations from the original system $xyz$. See Section  7.26.4 for more information.

Create   creates a new profile using the information specified in the panel.


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