## 2DELTA: Advanced post processing

When 2DELTA completes the calculations it stores the results in mathematical format, large arrays of numbers representing the temperature of the billet, voltage of the inductor, etc. 2DELTA permits you to view the results as graphs, so that enormous arrays of data can be reviewed and interpreted quickly. You can select the parameter of interest (i.e. voltage or workpiece temperature) and 2DELTA will extract the data from the results and present it in graphical form. Many parameters and many types of graphs are available. These include 2-D graphs, Cooling Diagrams, 3-D graphs and Color Maps.

If you want numerical output, 2DELTA will create spreadsheet that may be exported.

The job of creating the graphs and other results can be automated by creating and saving a report template. Opening this template will automatically recreate all the graphs, tables, and text using the results from your previous calculation. You can even automatically open the template after calculations, so complete results are available immediately, by selecting the template on the Options form.

The following list identifies the types of 2-D graphs available.

1. Temperature vs. Length (at any radius and at any time).

2. Temperature vs. Radius (at any length and at any time).

3. Temperature vs. Time (at any radius and at any length).

4. Temperature Difference vs. Length (at any radius and at any time) for any workpiece. This graph shows Surface and Core temperatures plus Differential and Average temperatures in the load cross-section at any instant of the process.

5. Temperature Difference vs. Time (at any radius and at any length) for any workpiece.

6. Efficiency for any Circuit (series connected inductors). This graph shows the electrical, thermal and total efficiency of the circuit for the full range of time.

10. Power Factor for any circuit and generator. This graph shows power factor of the Circuit and generator over the full range of time.

11. Impedance for any Circuit. This graph shows the real, imaginary and total circuit impedance over the full range of time.

14. Voltage for any Circuit. This graph shows the circuit and generator voltage over the full range of time. The voltage is calculated for the circuit including the buswork.

15. Current for any Circuit. This graph shows the current of circuit and generator over the range of time.

16. Power for any Circuit. This graph shows the power input to the circuit, the power dissipated in the inductors of circuit, and the power reaching the workpiece over the full range of time. It shows too the power output of generator.

17. Reactive Power for any Circuit. This graph shows the reactive power of circuit over the full range of time.

18. Frequency for any Circuit. This graph shows frequency variation during the process of heating.

19. Thermal Losses of the workpieces inside the any inductor and total losses. This graph shows the power losses of workpieces surface area.

20. Capacitance. This graph shows the real and resonant capacitance required for compensation of the Circuit (series connected inductors) reactive power for some circuits.

21. Field Strength vs. Length (at any radius and at any time). This graph shows the magnetic field strength of any workpiece, over the full range of length.

22. Field Strength vs. Radius (at any length and at any time). This graph shows the magnetic field strength of any workpiece, over the full range of radius.

23. Field Strength vs. Time (at any radius and at any length). This graph shows the magnetic field strength of any workpiece, over the full range of time.

24. Heat Sources Density vs. Length (at any radius and at any time). This graph shows the heat sources density of any workpiece, over the full range of length.

25. Heat Sources Density vs. Radius (at any length and at any time). This graph shows the heat sources density of any workpiece, over the full range of radius.

26. Heat Sources Density vs. Time (at any radius and at any length). This graph shows the heat sources density of any workpiece, over the full range of time.

27. Current Density vs. Length (at any radius and at any time). This graph shows the current density of any workpiece, over the full range of length.

28. Current Density vs. Radius (at any length and at any time). This graph shows the current density of any workpiece, over the full range of radius.

29. Current Density vs. Time (at any radius and at any length). This graph shows the current density of any workpiece, over the full range of time.

The 3-D graph shows temperature vs. Length and Radius at any time. This can be an immense visual aid for understanding the dynamic nature of temperature within the workpiece as a function of both time and coordinate. By rotating and viewing this graph you can gain insight into the distribution of temperature throughout the process.

The color map provides a quick yet comprehensive perspective of the temperature throughout the process. You may obtain precise temperature information from this map by positioning the cursor over the map; the radius, length, time and temperature are displayed automatically in the text bar at the bottom of the window.

The data table contains temperature data in a spread sheet format. The radius is represented in the columns across the page; time is represented in rows. Temperature at particular time and radius is printed in the cell at the intersection of corresponding column and row.