TACO-3D is a three-dimensional, finite-element program for heat transfer analysis. An extension of the two-dimensional TACO program, it can perform linear and nonlinear analyses and can be used to solve either transient or steady-state problems. The program accepts time- or temperature- dependent material properties, and materials may be isotropic or orthotropic.
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The code is limited to implicit time integration for transient solutions. TACO3D has no general mesh generation capability. Rows of evenly-spaced nodes and rows of sequential elements may be generated, but the program relies on separate mesh generators for complex zoning. TACO3D does not have the ability to calculate view factors internally.
A variety of time- and temperature-dependent boundary conditions and loadings are available including temperature, flux, convection, and radiation boundary conditions and internal heat generation. Additional specialized features treat enclosure radiation, bulk nodes, and master/slave internal surface conditions (e.g., contact resistance). Data input via a free-field format is provided. A user subprogram feature allows for any type of functional representation of any independent variable. A profile (bandwidth) minimization option is available.
- William E. Mason, Jr.
POSTACO - A Post-Processor for Scalar, Two-Dimensional Finite
UCID-17979, Rev. 1, February 1980.
- Bruce Eric Brown
Displaying the Results of Three-Dimensional Analysis Using GRAPE.
Part One: Vector Graphics,
UCID-18507, October 1979.