What is the difference between blocks and plates?

The main differences are:

` Plates are meant to be used in place of thin objects.

` Blocks allow six-sided control for meshing and thermal specifications, whereas plates allow for only two-sided control (ignore edge effects for thin edges out of plane).

` Blocks can be resistive network, whereas plates can be conducting thin or contact resistance plates. In addition, both blocks and plates can be solid, fluid or hollow objects.

For additional information, refer following sections:
Icepak 12.1 User Guide -> Plates
Icepak 12.1 User Guide -> Blocks

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