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Old   October 26, 2013, 22:06
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Hi, i am a new user of flow3d . I have some problems ,so I ask your help,please i have a question about the remark found in the explanation of an example of FLOW-3D (1'' define'' baffles along bottom), the problem is that I do not have inderstand the role of BAFLLES, another issue is the word bcz in the file prepin I did not find their explanation and their role in addition I can not find it in the software interface. thank you for helping me afrontir these problems


in the prepin file , the baffle definition appear as shown below:

&bf
nbafs=1,
bcz(1)=1.0,
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Old   October 27, 2013, 23:36
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bcz = baffle coordinate in z. It's the z-plane the baffle is defined in. This is easily determined from the User Manual. Look in the Input Variable Summary chapter. Ctrl-F = search, use it to find bcz in that chapter. Only define one baffle coordinate definition (x, y, or z); use limiters to cut the baffle down to size.
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Old   October 28, 2013, 06:52
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bcz = baffle coordinate in z. It's the z-plane the baffle is defined in. This is easily determined from the User Manual. Look in the Input Variable Summary chapter. Ctrl-F = search, use it to find bcz in that chapter. Only define one baffle coordinate definition (x, y, or z); use limiters to cut the baffle down to size.


thank you for the explanation. can you explain the role of baffles.
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Old   November 7, 2013, 18:18
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Baffles are 2D surfaces used to represent thin objects without having to resolve the thickness. Also, they can serve as measurement devices, recording the flow of quantities through the baffle.
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Old   November 8, 2013, 11:47
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A customer from Hydro-Quebec wrote an interesting article about using FLOW-3D baffles to evaluate hydraulic energy losses and total hydraulic head in a recent FLOW-3D newsletter. You can read it here: http://www.flow3d.com/resources/news...ulic-head.html
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Baffles are 2D surfaces used to represent thin objects without having to resolve the thickness. Also, they can serve as measurement devices, recording the flow of quantities through the baffle.
thank you for the explanation.
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Old   December 15, 2014, 01:34
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DEAR experts:

I set a baffle,and defined it as a flux surface "yes".
But when I save it ,"defined as a flux surface" will change to "NO"

Ican't see the Value of the discharge Q (Volume flow rate) in the Analyze->Probe->General History data

Help me, please!!
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Old   December 15, 2014, 15:09
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Make sure you have only one (1) definition set. You can use Limiters to then further alter the shape. If you have only one Definition then you're using a version with a bug in it. If it's a legit version, contact Flow Science about it. If it's not a legit version try building the prepin file manually in a text editor or consider getting a real paid version.
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