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This article outlines two methods of extracting solar loads, including Solar, Albedo, and IR.

How to extract solar loads in the thermal analysis without calculating temperatures?

Summary

This article outlines two methods of extracting solar loads, including Solar, Albedo, and IR.

Details:

To extract solar loads using a bun file, you:

- Setup the model with a temperature constraint on all the elements.
- Remove all the other boundary conditions except the radiation enclosure and orbital heating.

This way the solver will compute the orbital loads and will take just a few seconds to compute temperatures since they are all fixed.

There is an alternative approach to access the solar loads for model diagnostics before launching the ANALYZ module to perform the thermal solution computation.

- Create the following advance parameter from the
**Thermal Output**catalog:

- Start solving the solution. The software preprocesses the model to prepare it for solve.
- In the
**Solution Monitor**, when you see that the solution has started the thermal analysis, abort

In the solution directory, the software generates the MODLF file that contains all the thermal couplings, including radiative, conductive, hydraulic, and convective conductances, as well as element capacitances and heat loads. These are calculated from the elemental geometry and material and physical properties by the COND, GRAYB, VUFAC, and POWER modules. For more information, see the Simcenter 3D - Overview of thermal solver files and how to use them article. - Open the MODLF file in editor. Enter CTLR+F to open the Find dialog box and enter RDF, that finds different load heading:

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