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pulse command


pulse A period 


pulse 0.25 64 


This command defines an optional pulsed power simulation to the app_style potts/weld application. The parameter A scales up the weld pool size reaching a maximum size proportional to (1+A). A must be > 0.0. To simulate the pulsed aspect of the model, a time period is specified. Period must be > 2.0.

Note that this command generally produces a spatially periodic effect that also depends upon the velocity parameter in the app_style potts/weld application.


This command can only be used as part of the app_style potts/weld application.

Related commands:

app_style potts/weld

Default: none

If this command is not present in a weld simulation, then the pulse aspect of the app_style potts/weld application is not active.