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Firpass is an interactive program used to create a PRISM ready input file (when used in conjunction with secpass), a generic thermal data file, or a geometric properties file. The following information about each region of the mged description may be obtained from firpass when creating a PRISM ready file.
number (arbitrarily assigned by rt_shootray plus one) name (25 right most characters of region name) type (set to 1) exterior surface area (m**2) (surface bounding exterior air) mass (kg) specific heat (J/kg degree C) emissivity surface normal unit vector (averaged over free surface of region) convection coefficient (set to 1) region number seen by back surface (set to 0) region number seen by front surface (set to 0) shape factor (set to 0) hub radius (set to 0) bearing friction constant (set to 0)
The variables set to 0 or 1 need to be changed by the user for special cases.
The following information about each region is obtained when creating a generic thermal data file.
number (arbitrarily assigned by rt_shootray plus one) name (25 right most characters of region name) volume (m**3) density (kg/m3) thermal conductivity specific heat material number of external convection surfaces and areas (m**2) number of internal convection surfaces and areas (m**2) number of solar loaded surfaces and areas (m**2) external surface area surface normal unit vector (averaged over free surface of region) absorptivity
The following information about each region is obtained when creating a geometric properties file.
number (arbitrarily assigned by rt_shootray plus one) name (25 right most characters of region name) centroid volume (m**3) mass (kg) external surface area (m**2) engine surface area (m**2) crew surface area (m**2) closed compartment surface area (m**2) material code density (kg/m3) specific heat absorptivity emissivity thermal conductivity (W/mK) material all adjacent regions (up to 20)
The following is an example from an interactive session.
$ firpass test.veh.g vehicle air Write output to standard out (0) or a file (1) or not at all (2)? 2 Enter name of error file to be created (15 char max). veh.f.err Enter name of second pass file to be created (15 char max). veh.f.2nd Enter name of region # & name file to be created (15 char max). veh.f.rnn Enter name of material id file to be read (15 char max). prp Enter type of file to be written. 0 - PRISM file 1 - Generic file 2 - Geometric properties file 0 Enter name of facet file to be created. (15 char max) veh.f.fac Which release of PRISM is being used, 2.0 (2) or 3.0 (3)? 3 Should there be 3 sets of orthogonal rays fired (0) or 1 set of rays fired (1)? 0 3 sets of orthogonal rays will be fired. File Used: test.veh.g Material ID File: prp Database Title: test vehicle for use with irprep programs Mallocing arrays. Zeroing variables. Center of bounding rpp ( 356.500000, 0.000000, 1250.000000 ) Length of diagonal of bounding rpp: 3829.051456 Minimums & maximums x: -3472.551456 - 4185.551456 y: -3829.051456 - 3829.051456 z: -2579.051456 - 5079.051456 Model minimum & maximum. X: -3001.000000 to 3714.000000 Y: -1350.000000 to 1350.000000 Z: 0.000000 to 2500.000000
Enter grid spacing (mm) for fired rays. 10
SHOOTING DOWN THE 1st AXIS
SHOOTING DOWN THE 2nd AXIS
SHOOTING DOWN THE 3rd AXIS. There are no exterior surfaces on region 19. Setting exterior surface area to total surface area 31.014883 There are no exterior surfaces on region 20. Setting exterior surface area to total surface area 12.235728 There are no exterior surfaces on region 21. Setting exterior surface area to total surface area 10.856470
SUMMARY OF FILES USED & CREATED .g file used: test.veh.g regions used: vehicle air material id file used: prp second pass file created: veh.f.2nd error file created: veh.f.err region # & name file created: veh.f.rnn facet file created: veh.f.fac (format is PRISM 3.0)
1. Region number and name file is created for use with shapefact and showtherm.
2. The region number is the same across all irprep files, i.e. region numbers start at one not zero. This affects the diagnostic file, the second pass file, and the error file.
3. When there is engine air area it is printed in the radius field of the PRISM facet file.
4. The user is given a choice of a PRISM format of PRISM 2.0 or PRISM 3.0 for the facet file.
5. Addition air types have been added: closed compartment air, exhaust air, generic air 1, and generic air 2.
6. An additional line was added to the end of the PRISM facet file to indicate the end of the file. This line is required by PRISM.
7. If the exterior surface area is zero the total surface area is written out in the exterior surface area field in the PRISM facet file. PRISM will not accept zero in this field.
8. The user is given a choice of firing one set of rays or three sets of orthogonal rays.
secpass(1), shapefact(1), all_sf(1), showtherm(1), ir-X(1), ir-sgi(1), pictx(1), pictsgi(1), Users Manual for IRPREP (BRL-SP-96), Computer Programs for Generating an Input File for PRISM and Displaying PRISM Results (BRL report in progress)
Susan A. Coates
This software is Copyright (c) 1991-2013 by the United States Government as represented by U.S. Army Research Laboratory.
Reports of bugs or problems should be submitted via electronic mail to <email@example.com>.