Twodimensional Analysis
Modelling the Object
Before actually working with the program, a sketch of the object should be
prepared in which relevant data is summarised for model input. Such a sketch of
the twodimensional demonstration object would include the information shown
below: dimensions, reference coordinates, and material properties.

material 
λ [Wm^{1}K^{1}] 
0 
stucco 
0.800 
1 
masonry 
0.164 
2 
interior plaster 
0.700 
3 
exterior plaster 
0.800 



4 
insulation 
0.041 
5 
adhesive mortar 
0.271 
6 
reinf. concrete 
2.200 



7 
sand 
1.000 
8 
expansion strip 
0.150 
9 
isol. underlayment 
0.040 
10 
concrete topping 
1.200 




space 
α [Wm^{2}K^{1}] 
0 
exterior 
25 
1 
interior 
6 
Since negative coordinate values are allowed, the positioning of the graph
origin (x=0, y=0) is generally arbitrary. The reference coordinates shown here,
however, are the ones consistent with the geometric input data as related in the
next section.
Continue reading with "Generating the
Model  Input" ...
