Define/Profiles... menu item opens the
Boundary Profiles panel.
Boundary Profiles Panel
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.
contains a selectable list of available profiles. When a profile is selected its available fields are displayed under
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.
deletes the selected profile from memory.
Orient Profile panel, in which you can reorient and scale the profile. This item appears only in 3D.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
contains inputs for the definition of the local coordinate system for the new profile. This coordinate system will determine the orientation of the profile.
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
which is based on Euler angles (
) that define an orthogonal system
as the result of the three successive rotations from the original system
. See Section
7.26.4 for more information.
creates a new profile using the information specified in the panel.