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9.2 Adding an Analysis Step
An analysis step is added using the Physics/Add Step menu. Alternatively, you can also add a step by right-clicking on the Steps item in the Model Editor and select Add from the popup menu. A dialog box appears where you can now set the Step settings.
The following analysis steps are available:
- Structural Mechanics: define a quasi-static or dynamic, large deformation, structural mechanics analysis
- Heat Transfer: steady-state or transient heat transfer analysis.
- Biphasic: solve a coupled nonlinear transient or steady-state biphasic (solid fluid) analysis.
- Biphsic-solutes: solve a coupled nonlinear transient or steady-state biphasic anlysis with a single solute.
- Multiphasic/Solutes: solve a coupled nonlinear transient or steady-state multiphasic that may have an unlimited number of solutes, solid-bound molecules, and chemical reactions.
- Fluid Mechanics: Define a dynamic fluid mechanics analysis.
- Reaction-Diffusion: Define a transient reaction diffusion analysis.
After you select an analysis type and click OK the analysis parameters can be edited in the Model Viewer. These settings are discussed next.
Table of contents
- Subsection 9.2.1 Analysis
- Subsection 9.2.2 Time Settings
- Subsection 9.2.3 Nonlinear Solver
- Subsection 9.2.4 Linear Solver