CFD Online Logo CFD Online URL
www.cfd-online.com
[Sponsors]
Home > Forums > FLUENT

animating unsteady flows

Register Blogs Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old   November 28, 2002, 11:20
Default animating unsteady flows
  #1
phil
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
I would like to create an animation of unsteady flow by using commands every timestep to display a contour plot and then write the hardcopy. I know how to do this but need to know if it is possible to change the camera position and target to be a function of the timestep. I have an object which is rotating in a fluid and would like to have an animation of the static pressure distribution on this object as if the camera were stationary relative to the moving object.
  Reply With Quote

Old   November 29, 2002, 13:14
Default Re: animating unsteady flows
  #2
ravi varma
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
if you want to capture animations in terms of 'time steps' you need the post processing software - FLUENT/post. Fluent6 does not give the option of choosing time steps when compsoing a scene.
  Reply With Quote

Old   December 2, 2002, 06:07
Default Re: animating unsteady flows
  #3
Phil
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
thanks for replying. I have managed to get round this problem by defining a variable which I set to the current time and then using the commands to update the time at the end of each timestep. As I have a value for the time then i can use this in the commands which set the camera position. Althought this is working it seems a cumbersome way of doing this as i have to change the function for time if i change the timestep or redefine it is i interupt the calculation and restart it.
  Reply With Quote

Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How is penalty method sound for unsteady flows? TT Main CFD Forum 1 August 17, 2006 10:42
Boundary conditions for unsteady flows with DTS CFD Student Main CFD Forum 1 January 29, 2006 02:34
Unsteady laminar flows Seeker Philip FLUENT 1 July 14, 2005 07:50
postprocessing unsteady flows ingo FLUENT 1 April 4, 2004 12:31
Unsteady flows in branched pipes Andrei Chernousov Main CFD Forum 0 February 10, 1999 05:04


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:25.