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32.3.30 Define/Units...

The Define/Units... menu item opens the Set Units panel.



Set Units Panel


The Set Units panel allows you to set the units system for any quantity used in FLUENT. All quantities may be set to a standard system, such as SI or British, or the units of individual quantities may be set. See Chapter  5 for details about the items below.

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Controls

Quantities   displays the list of all quantities used by FLUENT for input and output.

Units   lists the units appropriate for the currently selected quantity. Selecting an item in the Units list causes that unit to be used for the currently selected quantity.

Factor   displays the conversion factor from the currently selected units to SI.

Offset   displays the conversion offset from the currently selected units to SI.

Set All to   contains standard sets of units that are applied to all quantities when selected.
default   is similar to si, but uses degrees instead of radians for angles.

si   selects the System International (SI) standard for all units.

british   selects the English Engineering standard for all units.

cgs   selects the CGS (centimeter-gram-second) standard for all units

New...   opens the Define Unit panel, in which you can specify a customized unit for a particular quantity.

List   displays the current units for all quantities in the console.



Define Unit Panel


The Define Unit panel allows you to customize the units for a particular quantity. It is opened from the Set Units panel. For details about using this panel, see Section  5.4.

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Controls

Quantity   shows the name of the quantity for which you are defining a new unit. (You cannot edit this field; the quantity is selected in the Set Units panel.)

Unit   sets the name for the new unit.

Factor   sets the conversion factor from the currently selected units to SI.

Offset   sets the conversion offset from the currently selected units to SI.


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