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Material definition

Hello,

Can You Help Me How to use these parameters?

These data are used to analize the model?

 

Thank you

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Re: Material definition

Can you give us a little more information on what you mean and what material information you need?

 

The material files (.mtl) are just text files formatted in a certain way that Creo understands. They contain naming and mass property information relative to a material. The system comes with some preinstalled files. By default, there is no material assigned to a part file.

Re: Material definition

Hello BenLoosli,

I don't understand How to complete the requested data:

-> "Durezza" (Hardness): the value? For example: 52 HRC, I have to write 52

-> "Tipo di durezza" (Hardness Type): the unit of measure? Brinel, Vickers, Rockwell

-> "Condizione" (Condition): I don't understand what it means

 

The last question is how  the software used all these parameter

 

Thank you 

 

Re: Material definition

Those fields are optional, not mandatory. I am not aware of how the software uses them but they are not used by any of the core modeling or simulation functionality.

Re: Material definition

Material name fields and density are the only ones that are used by the core Creo application.

PTC added the other fields back in the Wildfire days and have never done anything with them. I can see if you had a hardness that it would affect the results of a Mechanica analysis, but PTC has not linked all of that data together, that I am aware of.

Re: Material definition

Just to be clear - all of the fields on the structural and thermal tabs are used by Simulate depending on the type of analysis you are running.