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September 15, 2011, 09:54 
cell volume calculation

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Hello,
I'm facing this problem: I want to calculate the volume of a certain cell that is contained in my grid. Is there any straightforward method for doing that? Thank you. 

September 15, 2011, 10:20 

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you could create a field for all the cell volumes and then access your specific cell the field is created with
Code:
volScalarField cellVolu ( IOobject ( "cellVolu", runTime.timeName(), mesh, IOobject::NO_READ, IOobject::AUTO_WRITE ), mesh, dimensionedScalar("zero", dimVolume, 0.0) ); cellVolu.internalField() = mesh.V(); Code:
cellVolu()[cellIndex]; Code:
mesh.V()[cellIndex] How to compute cellZone volume
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September 15, 2011, 10:31 

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Hi romant,
You mean that if I type in the terminal window "mesh.V()[34332]" I ll get the volume of cell number 34332 ? 

September 15, 2011, 10:43 

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no this should have been in C++ in the source code.
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September 16, 2011, 04:06 

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Quote:
cell.C: Code:
00238 Foam::scalar Foam::cell::mag 00239 ( 00240 const pointField& p, 00241 const faceUList& f 00242 ) const 00243 { 00244 // When one wants to access the cell centre and magnitude, the 00245 // functionality on the mesh level should be used in preference to the 00246 // functions provided here. They do not rely to the functionality 00247 // implemented here, provide additional checking and are more efficient. 00248 // The cell::centre and cell::mag functions may be removed in the future. 00249 00250 // WARNING! See cell::centre than this one, and you should check out the literature if you absolutely need local computations. Do you need the volume of a single cell (set of cells), or do you need mesh level operations? If you just want a volume of a single cell, or a zone of cells defined by some criterion, you can go about it like this: Code:
const cellList& cells = mesh.cells(); const faceList& faces = mesh.faces(); const pointField& points = mesh.points(); // Let's say that you want a volume of the 100th cell.. scalar cellV = cells[100].mag(points,faces); actually want to do. T. 

September 16, 2011, 06:58 

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Thank you tomislav_maric,
Well I need to find the volume of one cell, and I know its label. So I ll try the second idea you mentioned. 

October 11, 2011, 09:43 

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Hi!
If i put Code:
cellVolu.write(); How can I sum all the cell volumes? I want calculate the global volume of my geometry. Thanks. Quote:


October 11, 2011, 10:03 
global volume

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Hej,
it is easiest calculated Code:
scalar volumeSum = sum(cellVolu).value(); Code:
checkMesh
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October 11, 2011, 10:48 

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Thanks romant.
The total cell's volume given by your method have deviation from "geometric" calculations of 0.002% in my mesh. 

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in which source code file do we have to make these changes


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