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ReadFluent

File reader for formatted Fluent(R) files V 0.99b

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Please make sure that you run ReadFluent only on the same type of system where the data have been generated - with SGI data on SGI and with Linux data on Linux

Parameters

Name Type Description
CasePath Browser input file
DataPath Browser input file
select_data_1 Choice see below
select_data_2 Choice see below
select_data_3 Choice see below
timesteps Scalar Number of timesteps
file_increment Scalar Increment in the timestep index containt in the name of the file
skipped_files Scalar Number of files to skip

To read time dependent data the data-set usually contains one cas-file and n datafiles. ReadFluent assumes data file names obeying the following convention: name-NNN.dat. Where NNN is a eight figure integer with leading zeros and name an arbitrary name of the model. The increment NNN from data-file to data-file $i+1$ must be constant. Enter n in the timesteps parameter of ReadFluent and the increment of NNN as file_increment parameter. To read only each k-th data-file anter an appropriate value for the parameter skipped_files.

Example:

To read a Fluent dataset containing the files tube.cas, tube-00001000.dat, tube-00002000.dat, tube-00003000.dat, tube-00004000.dat you should use the following parameter settings:

timesteps 4
file_increment 1000
skipped_files 0

In case you want to read each second file of the data set use:

timesteps 4
file_increment 1000
skipped_files 1

Figure: Data selection (ModuleInfo)
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Fig. Data selection (ModuleInfo)

Output Ports

Name Type Description
outputgrid StructuredGrid
UnstructuredGrid
grid
outputpolygons Polygons generated polygons
outputdata1 Float
Vec3
data1
outputdata2 Float
Vec3
data2
outputdata3 Float
Vec3
data3

Directions for use:

Examples

Below you see an example map for selecting vector data on data1 (velocity) showing vector data as colors on a CuttingSurface (see Renderer output).

Figure: covise/net/examples/ReadFluent.net
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ReadFluentRenderer.png

Authors: Martin Aumüller, Ruth Lang, Daniela Rainer, Jürgen Schulze-Döbold, Andreas Werner, Peter Wolf, Uwe Wössner
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