*SPECIFIC HEAT

Keyword type: model definition, material

With this option the specific heat of a solid material can be defined. The specific heat is required for a transient heat transfer analysis (*HEAT TRANSFER or *COUPLED TEMPERATURE-DISPLACEMENT). The specific heat can be temperature dependent.

This option should not be used to define the specific heat of a fluid (gas or liquid) in an aerodynamic or fluid dynamic network. For the latter purpose the keyword *FLUID CONSTANTS is available.

First line:

• *SPECIFIC HEAT

Following line:

• Specific heat.
• Temperature.
Repeat this line if needed to define complete temperature dependence.

Example:

*SPECIFIC HEAT
446.E6


defines a specific heat with value for all temperatures.

Example files: beamth, beamhtcr.