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There is no direct or simple method to assign thermal conductivity based on location. Thermal conductivity is a material property. It must be associated with a material id number which is assigned as an element attribute. You might be able to write a macro that loops through the entire model one element at a time and perform the following steps.

Find the element centroid

Find the thermal conductivity at that location

Assign unique mat id number for each element

Create a set of material properties for each mat id


This approach will result in a complicated model with many matids but it might work as you intend to use


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