# multicuboid

Create geometry formed by several cubic cells

## Description

## Examples

### Nested Cuboids of Same Height

Create a geometry that consists of three nested cuboids of the same height and include this geometry in a PDE model.

Create the geometry by using the `multicuboid`

function. The resulting geometry consists of three cells.

gm = multicuboid([2 3 5],[4 6 10],3)

gm = DiscreteGeometry with properties: NumCells: 3 NumFaces: 18 NumEdges: 36 NumVertices: 24 Vertices: [24x3 double]

Create a PDE model.

model = createpde

model = PDEModel with properties: PDESystemSize: 1 IsTimeDependent: 0 Geometry: [] EquationCoefficients: [] BoundaryConditions: [] InitialConditions: [] Mesh: [] SolverOptions: [1x1 pde.PDESolverOptions]

Include the geometry in the model.

model.Geometry = gm

model = PDEModel with properties: PDESystemSize: 1 IsTimeDependent: 0 Geometry: [1x1 DiscreteGeometry] EquationCoefficients: [] BoundaryConditions: [] InitialConditions: [] Mesh: [] SolverOptions: [1x1 pde.PDESolverOptions]

Plot the geometry.

pdegplot(model,"CellLabels","on","FaceAlpha",0.5)

### Stacked Cuboids

Create a geometry that consists of four stacked cuboids and include this geometry in a PDE model.

Create the geometry by using the `multicuboid`

function with the `ZOffset`

argument. The resulting geometry consists of four cells stacked on top of each other.

`gm = multicuboid(5,10,[1 2 3 4],"ZOffset",[0 1 3 6])`

gm = DiscreteGeometry with properties: NumCells: 4 NumFaces: 21 NumEdges: 36 NumVertices: 20 Vertices: [20x3 double]

Create a PDE model.

model = createpde

model = PDEModel with properties: PDESystemSize: 1 IsTimeDependent: 0 Geometry: [] EquationCoefficients: [] BoundaryConditions: [] InitialConditions: [] Mesh: [] SolverOptions: [1x1 pde.PDESolverOptions]

Include the geometry in the model.

model.Geometry = gm

model = PDEModel with properties: PDESystemSize: 1 IsTimeDependent: 0 Geometry: [1x1 DiscreteGeometry] EquationCoefficients: [] BoundaryConditions: [] InitialConditions: [] Mesh: [] SolverOptions: [1x1 pde.PDESolverOptions]

Plot the geometry.

pdegplot(model,"CellLabels","on","FaceAlpha",0.5)

### Single Cuboid

Create a geometry that consists of a single cuboid and include this geometry in a PDE model.

Use the `multicuboid`

function to create a single cuboid. The resulting geometry consists of one cell.

gm = multicuboid(5,10,7)

gm = DiscreteGeometry with properties: NumCells: 1 NumFaces: 6 NumEdges: 12 NumVertices: 8 Vertices: [8x3 double]

Create a PDE model.

model = createpde

model = PDEModel with properties: PDESystemSize: 1 IsTimeDependent: 0 Geometry: [] EquationCoefficients: [] BoundaryConditions: [] InitialConditions: [] Mesh: [] SolverOptions: [1x1 pde.PDESolverOptions]

Include the geometry in the model.

model.Geometry = gm

model = PDEModel with properties: PDESystemSize: 1 IsTimeDependent: 0 Geometry: [1x1 DiscreteGeometry] EquationCoefficients: [] BoundaryConditions: [] InitialConditions: [] Mesh: [] SolverOptions: [1x1 pde.PDESolverOptions]

Plot the geometry.

pdegplot(model,"CellLabels","on")

### Hollow Cube

Create a hollow cube and include it as a geometry in a PDE model.

Create a hollow cube by using the `multicuboid`

function with the `Void`

argument. The resulting geometry consists of one cell.

`gm = multicuboid([6 10],[6 10],10,"Void",[true,false])`

gm = DiscreteGeometry with properties: NumCells: 1 NumFaces: 10 NumEdges: 24 NumVertices: 16 Vertices: [16x3 double]

Create a PDE model.

model = createpde

Include the geometry in the model.

model.Geometry = gm

Plot the geometry.

pdegplot(model,"CellLabels","on","FaceAlpha",0.5)

## Input Arguments

`W`

— Cell width

positive real number | vector of positive real numbers

Cell width, specified as a positive real number or a vector
of positive real numbers. If `W`

is a vector, then `W(i)`

specifies
the width of the `i`

th cell.

Width `W`

, depth `D`

, and
height `H`

can be scalars or vectors of the same
length. For a combination of scalar and vector inputs, `multicuboid`

replicates
the scalar arguments into vectors of the same length.

**Note**

All cells in the geometry either must have the same height, or must have both the same width and the same depth.

**Example: **`gm = multicuboid([1 2 3],[2.5 4 5.5],5)`

`D`

— Cell depth

positive real number | vector of positive real numbers

Cell depth, specified as a positive real number or a vector
of positive real numbers. If `D`

is a vector, then `D(i)`

specifies
the depth of the `i`

th cell.

Width `W`

, depth `D`

, and
height `H`

can be scalars or vectors of the same
length. For a combination of scalar and vector inputs, `multicuboid`

replicates
the scalar arguments into vectors of the same length.

**Note**

All cells in the geometry either must have the same height, or must have both the same width and the same depth.

**Example: **`gm = multicuboid([1 2 3],[2.5 4 5.5],5)`

`H`

— Cell height

positive real number | vector of positive real numbers

Cell height, specified as a positive real number or a vector
of positive real numbers. If `H`

is a vector, then `H(i)`

specifies
the height of the `i`

th cell.

Width `W`

, depth `D`

,
and height `H`

can be scalars or vectors of the same
length. For a combination of scalar and vector inputs, `multicuboid`

replicates
the scalar arguments into vectors of the same length.

**Note**

All cells in the geometry either must have the same height, or must have both the same width and the same depth.

**Example: **`gm = multicuboid(4,5,[1 2 3],"ZOffset",[0 1 3])`

### Name-Value Arguments

Specify optional pairs of arguments as
`Name1=Value1,...,NameN=ValueN`

, where `Name`

is
the argument name and `Value`

is the corresponding value.
Name-value arguments must appear after other arguments, but the order of the
pairs does not matter.

*
Before R2021a, use commas to separate each name and value, and enclose*
`Name`

*in quotes.*

**Example: **```
gm = multicuboid([1 2],[1 2],[3
3],"Void",[true,false])
```

`ZOffset`

— Z offset for each cell

vector of `0`

values (default) | vector of real numbers

Z offset for each cell, specified as a vector of real numbers. `ZOffset(i)`

specifies
the Z offset of the `i`

th cell. This vector must
have the same length as the width vector `W`

, depth
vector `D`

, or height vector `H`

.

**Note**

The `ZOffset`

argument is valid only if the
width and depth are constant for all cells in the geometry.

**Example: **`gm = multicuboid(20,30,[10 10],"ZOffset",[0 10])`

**Data Types: **`double`

`Void`

— Empty cell indicator

vector of logical `false`

values (default) | vector of logical `true`

or `false`

values

Empty cell indicator, specified as a vector of logical `true`

or `false`

values.
This vector must have the same length as the width vector `W`

,
depth vector `D`

, or the height vector `H`

.

The value `true`

corresponds to an empty cell.
By default, `multicuboid`

assumes that all cells
are not empty.

**Example: **```
gm = multicuboid([1 2],[1 2],[3
3],"Void",[true,false])
```

**Data Types: **`double`

## Output Arguments

`gm`

— Geometry object

`DiscreteGeometry`

object

Geometry object, returned as a DiscreteGeometry Properties object.

## Limitations

`multicuboid`

lets you create only geometries consisting of stacked or nested cuboids. For nested cuboids, the height must be the same for all cells in the geometry. For stacked cuboids, the width and depth must be the same for all cells in the geometry. Use the`ZOffset`

argument to stack the cells on top of each other without overlapping them.`multicuboid`

does not let you create nested cuboids of the same width and depth. The call`multicuboid(w,d,[h1,h2,...])`

is not supported.

## Version History

**Introduced in R2017a**

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