Sensor types

The SensorType variable is defined for sensors. It determines the nature of the quantities to be evaluated by the sensor; different objects allow different SensorType values. The complete list of all supported SensorType values is given below.

For the FrameName options, symbol ✔ indicates that the option is available, symbol ✖ indicates that the option is not available, and symbol (♠) indicates the default option.

  • SensorType = AIRSTATION_LOADS evaluates aerodynamic loading at an airstation of the lifting line. Three force components and three moment components are evaluated per unit length of the lifting line, at the airfoil quarter-chord.
    Available options for FrameName: Inertial Frame, ✔, Local Frame (♠), ✔, FrameName, ✔.
  • SensorType = ACCELERATIONS evaluate the accelerations within the element. Three acceleration and three angular acceleration components are evaluated.
    Available options for FrameName: Inertial Frame, ✔ (♠), Local Frame, ✔, FrameName, ✔.
  • SensorType = ACCELERATIONS_0 evaluate the accelerations at Vertex0 of the element. Three acceleration and three angular acceleration components are evaluated.
    Available options for FrameName: Inertial Frame, ✔ (♠), Local Frame, ✔, FrameName, ✔.
  • SensorType = ACCELERATIONS_1 evaluate the accelerations at Vertex1 of the element. Three acceleration and three angular acceleration components are evaluated.
    Available options for FrameName: Inertial Frame, ✔ (♠), Local Frame, ✔, FrameName, ✔.
  • SensorType = CONFIGURATION evaluates configuration in the element. Three position and three orientation components are evaluated.
    Available options for FrameName: Inertial Frame, ✔ (♠), Local Frame, ✖, FrameName, ✔.
  • SensorType = CONFIGURATION_0 evaluates configuration at Vertex0Name of the element. Three position and three orientation components are evaluated.
    Available options for FrameName: Inertial Frame, ✔ (♠), Local Frame, ✖, FrameName, ✔.
  • SensorType = CONFIGURATION_1 evaluates configuration at Vertex1Name of the element. Three position and three orientation components are evaluated.
    Available options for FrameName: Inertial Frame, ✔ (♠), Local Frame, ✖, FrameName, ✔.
  • SensorType = CONTACT_DATA evaluates two quantities relative to contact models: the relative distance and the contact force.
    Available options for FrameName: none.
  • SensorType = CONTACT_ETA_K evaluates the kinematic quantities associated with the candidate contact point of contact models: ηk for the planar contact joint; η1k and η2k for the spatial contact joint.
    Available options for FrameName: none.
  • SensorType = CONTACT_ETA_L evaluates the kinematic quantities associated with the candidate contact point of contact models: ηl for the planar contact joint; η1l and η2l for the spatial contact joint.
    Available options for FrameName: none.
  • SensorType = CONTROL_SIGNAL evaluates the value of control signals.
    Available options for FrameName: none.
  • SensorType = DEVICE_DATA evaluates five quantities relative to the hydraulic device: the force generated by the device, its length, its velocity, and the pressures in its two chambers.
    Available options for FrameName: none.
  • SensorType = DISPLACEMENTS evaluates displacements within the element. Three displacement components and three rotation components are evaluated.
    Available options for FrameName: Inertial Frame, ✔ (♠), Local Frame, ✖, FrameName, ✔.
  • SensorType = DISPLACEMENTS_0 evaluates displacements at Vertex0Name of the element. Three displacement and three rotation components are evaluated.
    Available options for FrameName: Inertial Frame, ✔ (♠), Local Frame, ✖, FrameName, ✔.
  • SensorType = DISPLACEMENTS_1 evaluates displacements at Vertex1Name of the element. Three displacement and three rotation components are evaluated.
    Available options for FrameName: Inertial Frame, ✔ (♠), Local Frame, ✖, FrameName, ✔.
  • SensorType = DRIVING_FORCE evaluates force applied at at PointName required to prescribe the displacement component (1 ≤ di ≤ 3). The prescribed displacement is also evaluated.
    Available options for FrameName: none.
  • SensorType = DRIVING_MOMENT evaluates moment applied at at PointName required to prescribe the rotation component (4 ≤ di ≤ 6). The prescribed rotation is also evaluated.
    Available options for FrameName: none.
  • SensorType = EIGEN_DISPLACEMENTS evaluates eigen displacements within the element. Three displacement components and three rotation components are evaluated for each requested eigen mode.
    Available options for FrameName: Inertial Frame, ✔ (♠), Local Frame, ✖, FrameName, ✔.
  • SensorType = EIGEN_DISPLACEMENTS_1 evaluates eigen displacements at Vertex1Name of the element. Three displacement components and three rotation components are evaluated for each requested eigen mode.
    Available options for FrameName: Inertial Frame, ✔ (♠), Local Frame, ✖, FrameName, ✔.
  • SensorType = EIGEN_FORCES. Evaluates the eigen forces within the beam. Three force components and three moment components are evaluated for each requested eigen mode.
    Available options for FrameName: Inertial Frame, ✔ (♠), Local Frame, ✔, FrameName, ✔.
  • SensorType = EIGEN_FORCES_C. Evaluates the eigen forces within the beam. Three force components and three moment components are evaluated. With this option, the torque, M1k, is computed with respect to the shear center and the bending moments, M2c and M3c, with respect to the centroid, for each requested eigen mode.
    Available options for FrameName: Inertial Frame, ✔ (♠), Local Frame, ✔, FrameName, ✔.
  • SensorType = EIGEN_MODAL_COORDINATES evaluates the eigen magnitude of six of the modal coordinates of the modal super-element, as determined by the u value.
    Available options for FrameName: None.
  • SensorType = ELASTOMERIC_DEVICE_DATA evaluates the basic data associated with an elastomeric device model. The elastomeric device data consists of: the stroke of the device, its stroke rate, and the force it generates.
    Available options for FrameName: None.
  • SensorType = ELASTOMERIC_DEVICE_VISCOUS_DATA evaluates the data associated with the viscous elements of an elastomeric device model. This data consists of: the total viscous force, the total viscous power, and the total cumulative dissipated energy.
    Available options for FrameName: None.
  • SensorType = FLOW_PARAMETERS evaluates the flow parameters at an airstation of the lifting line. The flow parameters are: the three components of the relative velocity of the flow with respect to the airfoil, measured in the airfoil frame, the component of inflow velocity along the - a3 direction, the airfoil angle of attack, measured in degrees, and its mach number.
    Available options for FrameName: Inertial Frame, ✔, Local Frame (♠), ✔, FrameName, ✖.
  • SensorType = FORCES evaluates the forces within the element. Three force components and three moment components are evaluated.
    Available options for FrameName: Inertial Frame, ✔ (♠), Local Frame, ✔, FrameName, ✔.
  • SensorType = FORCES_1 evaluates the forces within two-dimensional elements. Three force components and three moment components are evaluated.
    Available options for FrameName: Inertial Frame, ✔ (♠), Local Frame, ✔, FrameName, ✔.
  • SensorType = FORCES_2 evaluates the forces within two-dimensional elements. Three force components and three moment components are evaluated.
    Available options for FrameName: Inertial Frame, ✔ (♠), Local Frame, ✔, FrameName, ✔.
  • SensorType = FORCES_CENTER evaluates the forces within the beam. Three force components and three moment components are evaluated. With this option, the torque, M1k, is computed with respect to the shear center, and the bending moments, M2c and M3c, with respect to the centroid.
    Available options for FrameName: Inertial Frame, ✔ (♠), Local Frame, ✔, FrameName, ✔.
  • SensorType = HYDRAULIC_DEVICE_DATA evaluates the basic data associated with a hydraulic device model. The hydraulic device data consists of: the stroke of the device, its stroke rate, and the force it generates.
    Available options for FrameName: None.
  • SensorType = MODAL_COORDINATES evaluates the magnitude of six of the modal coordinates of modal super-elements, as determined by the u value.
    Available options for FrameName: None.
  • SensorType = ORIFICE_DATA evaluates the volumetric flow rate through the hydraulic orifice.
    Available options for FrameName: none.
  • SensorType = ORIFICE_DATA_0 evaluates the volumetric flow rate through the hydraulic orifice for devices with more than a single orifice.
    Available options for FrameName: none.
  • SensorType = ORIFICE_DATA_1 evaluates the volumetric flow rate through the hydraulic orifice for devices with more than a single orifice.
    Available options for FrameName: none.
  • SensorType = RELATIVE_DISPLACEMENTS evaluates the relative displacement, Δ, at a joint.
    Available options for FrameName: none.
  • SensorType = RELATIVE_ROTATIONS evaluates the relative rotation, Φ, at a joint.
    Available options for FrameName: none.
  • SensorType = RELIEF_VALVE_DATA_0 evaluates three quantities relative to the pressure relief valve: the volumetric flow rate through the orifice, the displacement of the valve and its velocity.
    Available options for FrameName: none.
  • SensorType = RELIEF_VALVE_DATA_1 evaluates three quantities relative to the pressure relief valve: the volumetric flow rate through the orifice, the displacement of the valve and its velocity.
    Available options for FrameName: none.
  • SensorType = SB_STRAINS evaluates the strain components at a point of a beam's cross-section using SectionBuilder recovery data. The six computed quantities are ε11, the axial strain component, γ12 and γ13, the transverse shear strain components, ε22 and ε33, the in-plane strain components, and γ23, the in-plane shear strain component.
    Available options for FrameName: none.
  • SensorType = SB_STRESSES evaluates the stress components at a point of a beam's cross-section using SectionBuilder recovery data. The six computed quantities are σ11, the axial stress component, τ12 and τ13, the transverse shear stress components, σ22 and σ33, the in-plane stress components, and τ23, the in-plane shear stress component.
    Available options for FrameName: none.
  • SensorType = SB_WARPING evaluates the warping displacement components at a point of a beam's cross-section using SectionBuilder recovery data. The three computed quantities are w1, w2, and w3, the components of warping displacement along the local axes e1, e2, and e3, respectively.
    Available options for FrameName: none.
  • SensorType = SIGNAL Evaluates one of the Nx internal states of the linear control law.
    Available options for FrameName: none.
  • SensorType = STATE evaluates the states of inflow models. Three strain components and three curvature components are evaluated.
    Available options for FrameName: none.
  • SensorType = STRAINS evaluates the states of the dynamic inflow model. A single state of the inflow model is evaluated for each sensor.
    Available options for FrameName: Inertial Frame, ✔ (♠), Local Frame, ✔, FrameName, ✔.
  • SensorType = STRAINS_1 evaluates strains within two-dimensional elements. Three strain components and three curvature components are evaluated.
    Available options for FrameName: Inertial Frame, ✔ (♠), Local Frame, ✔, FrameName, ✔.
  • SensorType = STRAINS_2 evaluates strains within two-dimensional elements. Three strain components and three curvature components are evaluated.
    Available options for FrameName: Inertial Frame, ✔ (♠), Local Frame, ✔, FrameName, ✔.
  • SensorType = TOTAL_AIRLOADS evaluates the sum of the airloads at all the airstations of a lifting line, rotor, or wing. Three force components and three moment components are evaluated. Moments are evaluated with respect to the point coincident with the first airstation of a lifting line, the hub point of a rotor, or root point of a wing.
    Available options for FrameName: Inertial Frame, ✔ (♠), Local Frame, ✔, FrameName, ✔.
  • SensorType = VELOCITIES_0 evaluate the velocities at Vertex0 of the element. Three velocity and three angular velocity components are evaluated.
    Available options for FrameName: Inertial Frame, ✔ (♠), Local Frame, ✔, FrameName, ✔.
  • SensorType = VELOCITIES_1 evaluate the velocities at Vertex1 of the element. Three velocity and three angular velocity components are evaluated.
    Available options for FrameName: Inertial Frame, ✔ (♠), Local Frame, ✔, FrameName, ✔.
  • SensorType = VELOCITIES evaluates velocities at Point0Name of the element. Three linear velocity components are evaluated.
    Available options for FrameName: Inertial Frame, ✔ (♠), Local Frame, ✔, FrameName, ✔.