Load Step: CFILM

In the CFILM dialog, define the *CFILM card on node sets.

To open this dialog from the Load Step dialog, expand Concentrated loads from the tree, select CFILM, and then select a load collector from the Load Collector table.

Load Step: CFILM: Define Tab

In the Define tab, define a *CFILM card on node sets only.

HyperMesh does not support *CFILM on individual nodes.

Use the Define CFILM-Force/Moment on: Node sets option to define CFILM on node sets. The node set names are used in the *CFILM data lines instead of the individual nodes. Unlike Abaqus surfaces in HyperMesh, you can combine node sets with individual node IDs in the same *CFILM card.
Note: Loads created on sets are not graphically displayed in HyperMesh. Therefore, when you review a load collector in the Step Manager, only loads created on individual entities are highlighted. For loads defined on sets, the underlying nodes or elements are highlighted.
This dialog has a node sets menu containing a list of the existing node sets. It also has a data line input table with the following columns:
Table 1.
Column Description
Nodeset The name of the node sets. Node sets are added or removed using → or ←, respectively.
Area The area associated with the nodes.
Sink temp Reference sink temperature.
Film coef Reference film coefficient.

For tips on entering information and navigating in the Define tab, see Step Manager Tab Environment.

The Define CFILM on: Node sets option has the following buttons:
Table 2.
Button Action
Review Set Reviews the selected node sets by highlighting them in the HyperMesh graphics. Right-click Review to clear the review selections.
Create/Edit Set.. Opens the Entity Sets panel in HyperMesh. When you finish creating/editing the set, click return. The Step Manager is updated with the new set appearing in the node set list.
Add the selected node set from the drop-down menu to the data line table on the right.
Delete the selected node set from the data line table.
Review Reviews the selected node set in the data line table. Right-click Review to clear the highlighted selections.
Update Updates the HyperMesh database with the data lines defined in the table. By default, HyperMesh does not display loads defined with sets.

Load Step: CFILM: Delete Tab

In the Delete tab, delete *CFILM and other loads.

There are three deletion options:
Table 3.
Option Description
All loads in current collector The Delete button deletes all the loads from the current load collector.
All 'CFILM' in current collector The Delete button deletes only *CFILM loads from the current load collector.
By selection The Pick Loads button opens the HyperMesh load selector panel. Pick the loads you want to delete and click proceed.

The corresponding Reset button resets the selected loads.

The Delete button deletes the selected loads.

Load Step: CFILM: Parameter Tab

In the Parameter tab, define optional parameters for the *CFILM card.

The supported parameters are: Amplitude, Film Amplitude, OP, and Region Type.

Click Update to activate the optional parameter selection in the HyperMesh database.