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View Factors

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09-02-2012 01:09 PM

Is there a way to look up the viewfactor file generated between two surfaces in Autodesk Simulation CFD?

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Re: View Factors

09-04-2012 10:54 AM in reply to: madiresy


The view factors between every part are saved in the “.sol” file. The sol file is found in the solver folder located in C:\Path\Design Study Name\Design Name\Scenario Name\solver. You can use a text editor to view it. Example data:

Opaque Part-To-Part View Factors
Part 1 viewing Part 1, VF = 0.309259
Part 1 viewing Part 2, VF = 0.0286645
Part 1 viewing Part 4, VF = 0.241882


Scott Werner
SQA Engineer
Digital Simulation
Autodesk, Inc.