This result shows the average temperature in the thickness direction at current time step.
Each average temperature value shown on the cavity surface is calculated by averaging the temperature values on a certain number of unevenly-spaced points along the thickness direction; the temperature values on these points are interpolated from their adjacent nodes.
The equation for calculating the average temperature is shown below:
Assuming the gap-wise direction is
, where t is the thickness of the cavity, and T is the temperature of the melt.
It considers the effect of mold cooling and viscous heating of melt. Therefore, average temperature can represent the part temperature.
You can use this result to examine if there is any hot spot that could cause burning problem or short shot due to flow hesitation or excess mold cooling.