Vectors (HedgeHog, Arrows) (control panel)
The control panel Vectors (HedgeHog) is used to adjust parameters of the vector field evaluation with arrow symbols.
Arrow symbols shows the direction of heat flow through within the construction at any arbitrary point or points on 1,2 or 3-dimensional regular mesh.
If there is vapour solution available the flow of vapour diffusion can be visualized with this evaluation alternatively.
The evaluation is performed over the calculated field of heat flux vectors (or vapour diffusion flux vectors) at all nodes of the simulation grid – these fields are available only if evaluation of secondary functions has been chosen (in General the secondary functions is active!). If there is no vector field data available to render the tab will show a tooltip stating that.
Vector glyphs will be calculated over the active vector field. Vectors (which direction and eventually size independently from the active function always follow the active vector field) are shown colorized. Only the colorizing of vector glyphs corresponds to the active function (temperature, heat flux etc.) as set in the General control panel and depends on the colour table selected.
The length (and thickness too) of arrow glyphs follow the magnitude (vector norm) the active vector field (Scale) or are shown at fix constant size.
Alternatively to showing arrow glyphs cone symbols or lines can be chosen.
Arrows at one probe point (Slice X/Y/Z) or Mesh Points
The position of the point to display the arrow glyph is defined by the intersection of the three slice planes Slice-X / Slice-Y / Slice-Z.
Starting from that probe point a regular mesh of points can be created (at given step, distance) and that either along the Line X,Y or Z, the slice plane X,Y or Z or throughout the whole volume.
Remark: Because starting points for the glyphs exist within model's interior only it
is advisable to either turn the view of the
completely off or show it partially transparent (i.e.
not opaque) or show it as
Remark: Glyphs will not be placed within regions of stagnation (flux <10e-17).
See also: Results 3D window, Active (settings), Opaque and Opacity (setting), Colorize (setting), Solid or Wireframe (setting), General (control panel), Active Function, Isolines (Isotherms), Slice X,Y,Z (control panel), Surface (control panel), Streamlines (control panel)