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Old   July 13, 2012, 03:54
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Dear All,

may i know how to get spray tip penetration and cone angle and no of droplet distribution from paraview.

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Old   July 13, 2012, 12:11
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Post-processing sprays in paraview gets a little tricky. I don't think there is a built in filter to get what you want; you'll have to write one yourself. Though isn't the cone angle an input parameter from the sprayProperties file?

For future reference, the KinematicCloud class (upon which the sprays are based) have a member function called penetration(scalar prc) that returns the penetration length based on the percentage prc of the current mass in the system. If you add this to the solver you can get the penetration at runtime, even write it to a logfile.
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Dear Marco,

Since i am new to openfoam and paraview, could you please brief me how to write the code in order to get the spray penetration length and the droplet size distribution.

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Hi Balaji,

For the penetration length, you'll need to create/modify the solver you are using. Look at the tutorial on adding temperature to icoFoam for a quick overview of the process:

http://openfoamwiki.net/index.php/Ho...ure_to_icoFoam

In the main solver loop, you will need to add something like this:


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Info << "Spray penetration (95% mass) is " << spray.penetration(0.95) << endl;(
You'll need to find the name of the spray object created in your solver, and you can use whatever percentage you want. Make the change, compile your solver and run it. You should see a message output every iteration. You will need to save the output to a logfile and extract the penetration info from there.

If you are willing to study more C++ and OF, you can make it so that the results are written to a file in 2 column format. As a lot of my textbooks used to say "This is left as an excercise for the reader".

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Dear All,

may i know how to get spray tip penetration and cone angle and no of droplet distribution from paraview.

Thanks in advance

Balaji

Hi Balaji,

Were you able to get this to work? I am interested in adding spray penetration length code to the .../multiphase/interFoam/les/nozzleFlow2D tutorial but have no idea how to do it. Even if the spray penetration data is output to the log file that would be okay. Any advice/help? Thanks in advance!

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