*This data item defines a polynomial in space in 1D or 2D.
The polynomial specifies the cross-sectional area (in 1D) or
the thickness (2D) as function of the global coordinate (1D) or
the global , coordinates (2D). By example, in a 1D solid
calculation it can be used to specify varying cross-sectional areas
of bars, or in a 1D flow calculation it can be used to specify the cross-
sectional area of a channel.
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*In 1D the polynomial is
.
In 2D the polynomial is
.
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*If this record is not specified, the cross-sectional area is 1 (1D)
or the thickness is 1 (2D).
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*See also volume_element_factor.
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tochnog 2001-09-02