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Linear Taper Property- “Index” – What does it represent?

    • Swati Bhargava
      Subscriber

      Hi,

      I'm using Linear taper from Object Library. I can Edit this object to set its properties. One of the property is named "index" . Any idea what does this represent? I think this does not represent the material refractive index because there is another property names "Material" where I can select the material and that will in turn determine the refractive index.

      Below is the snapshot where index property is shown at #8: By default it was set to 1.4 . I'm not sure how to decide its value, unelss I know what it represents.

       

      Here is what Script tab shows: It does not talk about the index property!

       

    • Swati Bhargava
      Subscriber

      I figured out that this is the dielectric index value. It seems to me that this parameter gets populated automatically based on the dielectric layer in the structure.

    • Taylor Robertson
      Ansys Employee

      Hello Swati,

       

      This value will likely only be used if you have chosen object defined dielectric material, then it will be the assigned index n of the object.

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