1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 5, 2013 7:11 PM by Jared Conway

    Parametric study--different materials?

    Mark Stringham

      I would like to run a series of heat transfer simulations on an assembly with 5 different solid materials specified for one of the parts. All other parts, parameters, and boundary conditions are held constant. I didn't see how I could run this as a parametric study. Is the best approach to clone the project and manually change the solid material for the part in question and then run the simulation on each of them sequentially (i.e., 5 different runs)? Can anyone recommend a better procedure? Thanks in advance!

        • Re: Parametric study--different materials?
          Jared Conway

          what version/service pack are you using?


          i just checked 2013 sp2.0 and it isn't available for parametric optimization (parameter study in 2012 and below) but it is available for parameter sweep studies. so you could do what you are describing pretty quickly in 2013.


          if not, your best bet is to setup your problem, clone the project, change the materials and use batch run to run them over the weekend and review the results. with parameter sweep (what if studies in 2013), the benefit is that it would create those configs for you and output the basics in a table at the end.