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How to include solar loading in an Icepak model?

The solar loading can directly be modeled beginning in ANSYS Icepak. Here is the procedure:

  1. Enable Solar Loading from Basic Parameters / General Advanced Setup
  2. Specify Date, Month, Time and Location information ( Time input is based on a 24 hr clock)
  3. Specify Illumination Parameters
    • Sunshine fraction: 0 to 1: Used to account for the effects of clouds which may reduce the direct solar irradiation.
    • Ground Reflectance: 0 to 1: Determines the contribution of reflected solar radiation from ground surfaces.
  4. Define the North direction vector. +X is default North