Finding decent material properties Answered
I have been looking to try and add a couple of new materials into my sonar transducer model, but have been having some difficulty getting a sufficiently complete set of properties, even after I have contacted the manufacturers directly. Specifically, I want to trial a couple of different backing materials: Divinycell H60 Foam and SADM 0.5 or 1.0.
There are two questions that I have as a result:
1. Where did OnScale / PZFlex find the detailed material properties in the database, or did you have to make your own measurements?
2. If I can't get sufficiently detailed material properties, what would be your advice regarding how to simulate these alternative materials using the existing options? For example, would it make any sense to copy the nearest available material, and tweak some of the properties?
Many thanks for your help,