This file is howto.htm
Its purpose is to explain how to:
The steps are as follows:
- search for library cases having desired characteristics,
- examine their Q1 and Q1EAR files,
- load them into the VR-Editor, and
- perform the corresponding flow simulations.
- Open the PC commander (if it is not already open)
- Proceed to the Input-File Libraries panel (if you are not already there)
- Press the 'search-for-cases' button, You will then see a panel like
this, in which tick-boxes
are displayed for the PHOENICS 'special-purpose programs' (SPPs)
- Click one of these boxes if you wish; otherwise click on:
- dim, for boxes relating to dimensionality (number of intervals in
x, y, z and time directions)
- num, for boxes relating to numerics,
- flo, for boxes relating to flow types,
- phy, for boxes relating to physical processes,
- tur, for boxes relating to turbulence models,
- dat, for boxes relating to data-input methods, or
- a-b, cc, d-e, etc, for boxes which are alphabetically arranged
- Click on the small boxes opposite the features which you desire the
library cases to possess.
- When you have chosen a sufficient number, click on the search button
- After a short period during which the search is being conducted, the inputlib panel will again appear, this time with one or more 'results' buttons along its bottom edge.
- Clicking on one of these should result in a scrollable display such as
this, containing a list of cases which satisfy your search criteria, these being, in the case shown:
- nx= 1 and nz=1, so that only the y-direction has more than one space interval;
- transience, i.e. more than one time step; and
- the presence of heat transfer.
- Each case in the list is represented by:
- a Q1 link, clicking on which elicits a display of the Q1 file itself;
- a second link, carrying the library-reference index of the case in question, clicking on which will elicit a display of the corresponding Q1EAR file; and
- a few further lines listing some of the characteristics of the case.
- at the top of the panel will be seen buttons which, once a case has been selected by clicking on either link, enable the case to be either
- loaded into the SATELLITE module of PHOENICS, ready for execution,
- loaded and then executed without pause.
- 'How to edit' and 'How to view' buttons along the bottom edge will provide reminders of what to do if they are needed.