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Old   August 30, 2012, 11:41
Default average over cutting plane during runtime
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Dear FOAMers,
can you confirm me that the function object below in ControlDict is the correct and fastest way to calculate average over cutting planes in a 3D simulation during runtime?
it seems to work but I'm not 100% sure about the results...

        type            faceSource;
        functionObjectLibs ("");

        enabled         true;
        outputControl   outputTime;

        // Output to log&file (true) or to file only
        log             true;

        // Output field values as well
        valueOutput     false;  //true;

        // Type of source: patch/faceZone/sampledSurface
        source          sampledSurface;

                type cuttingPlane;
                planeType           pointAndNormal;
                        basePoint       (0 0 0);  
                        normalVector    (0 0 1);
                source cells; // sample cells or boundaryFaces
                interpolate true;

        // Operation: areaAverage/sum/weightedAverage ...
        operation       areaAverage;

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