I'm trying to use the sample utility but this doesn't work... I'm using openfoam 1.6, simpleFoam.
here is my sampleDict :
here is the output :
but this didn't work well either : it created a sets directory with 556 for the time, a field leftpatch_U.xy but with only four numbers...
Please does anyone know how to solve this problem?
Thanks for your help
I'm not sure, but after comparing your sampleDict to the one in the source dir I noticed two things:
And now for something completely different:
I tried to receive the field data on a cutting plane using the sample utility, so far without success. I get no output whatsoever only empty folders are being created.
I don't even get an error.
Well, at least almost no error. If I change the origin of the plane to (0 0 0) (and only then) I get the following warning:
Anyway, this is may sampleDict:
Hi thanks for the help. Now it's working :)
One important problem I had : don't forget to set the output format for SETS & SURFACE otherwise you will end up with no error but no files either and might continue wondering why it's not working ... :)
I am using O.F. 1.6 and my sampleDict is:
// * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * //
start ( 0 0.5 0.25 );
end ( 0 2 0.25 );
fields ( sigmaxx );
// ************************************************** *********************** //
but I get no results we running the sample utility. whats the problem?
Do you have any error messages?
Are you sure you have correct field : sigmaxx ?
Are you sure your line is on your domain?
Can you try "face" instead of uniform? (then you can comment numberofpoints cause it's not needed anymore). This will sample data on your nodes :)
Tell me if it's working or not
Problem seems to be sigmaxx
I also had problems initially in using the sample utility in OpenFoam 1.6, and also in OpenFoam 1.5, official and development version. I checked the fields that are sampled, and I discover that sigma was a tensor. SigmaEq is a scalar field. When I changed the fields to be sample to sigmaEq, a scalar, it worked with no problem.
Looks like sigmaxx does not work to get the xx component of the tensor. Tried other versions, such as:
sigma.component(tensor::XX) - gives segmentation fault
sigma(xx) - does not work
sigma().xx - does not work
How it is possible to sample components of vectorial and tensorial fields. Have I to define scalar fields for the components of the tensor that I want to sample? Or, how do I sample tensorial fields using sample? I try some solutions, none worked.
Never tried with tensor but my guess would be like velocity :
So for tensor I would say
Sigma.componenent(n) where n can go from 1 to 9
Results of some tests I have
Thanks for your reply, but unfortunately it did not work. To better understand what is going on, I went to the description in the internet of solidDisplacementFoam, to check out in particular the variable definition. After some tests, I found out the following.
- Only for variables defined for the mesh it was possible to sample. For example, for D is possible as it is defined as
but sigmaD no, being D defined as
00050 mu*twoSymm(fvc::grad(D)) + lambda*(I*tr(fvc::grad(D)))
Please note the differences, sigmaD involves a calculated field,
Also, I cannot extract single components, but, as I got all the
components separately, there is not much of a problem, only more
How I can sample sigmaD? Is the sample utility not suitable for
this? Should I use probes instead? Why there is an example of the
usage of samples that does not work at all? I do not believe this is
problem of the system I am using, Ubuntu 8.10.
If you any other idea, please answer me and help me out.
I am doing the stress tutorial, and created a problem with a larger plate.
When I ran sample, it says that it is processing time 100, 120, 140, ... , 200, but I can find the sampled data only for time 100.
In other words, the sets directory only has the 100 subdirectory, but not the others. I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong.
I would use option cloud in sampleDict dictionary like this:
start (0 0 0);
end (100 0 0);
(1 1 0)
(2 3 0)
(3 2 0)
Must I give the start and end of line? With this setting th utility sample give me choose field on point (1 1 0) (2 3 0) and (3 2 0)? I have a curve bottom and I would have for post processing the U field at bottom, the sampleDict that I use is correct?
Never mind, I forgot to calculate the components via foamCalc components sigma.
Sorry for the noise.
sample Utility = wrong results -- be aware!!
i figured that sample does some dangerous things!
I chose a box of 1*1*1 m.
I have 4 walls (parallel to x-axis) , an inlet and an outlet.
Flow direction is x+ ..
I assigned for U:
I get results like this :eek: -->
So be aware!!
P.S.: can you reproduce the error? Is there any help to it/what did i do wrong?
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