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Parameters

When adding a physics constraint, such as static force load or pressure load, you can choose to use a parameter for its value. You can then perform a sweep on the parameter when running a simulation study.

Parameter properties

You can also access parameter properties by selecting a parameter in the tree.

Property Description
Name A name for the parameter.
Parameter Type
Select either:
Linear Sweep: Simulations will be run with values between your chosen Min Value and Max Value, with a linear distribution of values and the number of values defined by Values.
Geometric Sweep: Simulations will be run with values between your chosen Min Value and Max Value, with the distribution of values calculated using a geometric function and the number of values defined by Values.
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Min Value The minimum value to use for this parameter in the simulation study.
Max Value The maximum value to use for this parameter in the simulation study.
Values The number of values to be considered in the simulation study. For a single parameter simulation, this will be the number of simulations.

Linear sweep vs geometric sweep

Let’s say you want to run a single parameter simulation study. The parameter is for a force load with a Min Value of 6000 and a Max Value of 10000. You set Values to 5.

If you use a linear sweep, this will result in five simulations with force load values as follows:

  • 6000
  • 7000
  • 8000
  • 9000
  • 10000

However, if you use a geometric sweep, the force load values will instead be:

  • 6000
  • 7722.706232293573
  • 8730.424777943941
  • 9445.412464587145
  • 10000