The VEL™, Material module supports all of the other VEL™ simulation modules as a common database for the material properties. In addition to the ability to define and store materials, this module also includes the handy Extrusion Calculator™. The Extrusion Calculator can be used to quickly determine the flow characteristics of some simple, yet common, flow fields. These include flow in tubes, parallel plates, converging tubes, converging plates and parallel or converging annuli. With this feature, the user can quickly judge the size ofadapters and die gaps while also comparing the effect of changing materials and temperature.