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I would recommend using a 3D irradiance sensor instead of a 2D irradiance sensor, for the following reasons:
2D irradiance is only placed on a virtual plane, there is no mesh on this plane.
On your solar collector, you probably need absorption on it but a 2D irradiance sensor has no optical property to get this information.
Here’s a suggested workflow to perform a SPEOS – Mechanical connection:
Named Selection group is the key element to correctly perform a Multiphysics simulation between Speos and Mechanical.
Make sure you have created an NS for each component you want to analyze.
Make also sure these groups are applied to each geometry (assign your material with Groups, not bodies)
XM3 data export:
Geometry imports from Speos to Mechanical -> Use External Data block to import data exported from XM3 -> Thermal block allows to manage thermal simulation in Mechanical
Then you can perform a thermal simulation (in this example is a steady-state thermal simulation but it depends on your project)