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Excluded Elements Options for Thermal Analyses
These items appear on the Excluded Elements tab on the dialog boxes for steady thermal and transient thermal analyses:
Exclude Elements—Select this option to exclude the elements from convergence and measure calculations. These elements are those that are already selected through IEAC mesh controls. Each analysis can have a different set of excluded elements using different IEAC mesh controls.
* All the IEAC mesh controls in a model are available for analysis by default. Before running any analysis, ensure that you select the Exclude option on the corresponding IEAC mesh control.
Ignore for normalizing stress errors—This option is available only for Single-Pass Adaptive convergence. You can direct Creo Simulate to ignore stresses related to excluded elements when normalizing errors during a single pass analysis. It improves the overall accuracy of the analysis at the cost of longer analysis times.
Ignore—You can direct Creo Simulate to ignore heat flux and temperature quantities when measure results or MPA convergence criteria in excluded elements.
Limit—Select Polynomial Order under Limit to direct Creo Simulate to stop calculations in excluded elements at a lower p-order than for the rest of the model.