# vorticity from tecplot

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 December 3, 2009, 13:15 vorticity from tecplot #1 Senior Member   Hassan Join Date: Apr 2009 Posts: 106 Rep Power: 8 hey i have the data for velocities .. i want to know tht whether tecplot can give me the vorticity contours as well or do i need to calculate it first from my code and thn i cn see it in tecplot?? if its the second case wht is formula to calculate vorticity so i cn use it in my finite diffeerence code.. regards

December 3, 2009, 14:25
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use the calculator available in tecplot - compute the cross product of gradient and velocity vector and get a vector. Remember - vorticity is a vector..not a scalar...

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 Originally Posted by HaKu hey i have the data for velocities .. i want to know tht whether tecplot can give me the vorticity contours as well or do i need to calculate it first from my code and thn i cn see it in tecplot?? if its the second case wht is formula to calculate vorticity so i cn use it in my finite diffeerence code.. regards

 December 3, 2009, 16:01 #3 Senior Member   Hassan Join Date: Apr 2009 Posts: 106 Rep Power: 8 any idea to get it directly from the code???

 December 3, 2009, 16:05 #4 New Member   AS Join Date: Jul 2009 Posts: 16 Rep Power: 8 In the version of tecplot I'm using (tecplot 360 2008, linux) I click on the `analyze' menu and select `calculate variables'. I can then select vorticity and can then plot contours of the x-vorticity, y-vorticity etc. I'm sure other versions of Tecplot will have similar options.

 December 3, 2009, 16:34 #5 Senior Member   Hassan Join Date: Apr 2009 Posts: 106 Rep Power: 8 hey ski does it work even if u r not calucating vorticity seperatly in the code??

 December 3, 2009, 16:45 #6 New Member   AS Join Date: Jul 2009 Posts: 16 Rep Power: 8 I believe Tecplot calculates the vorticity from your velocity field so there is no need for you to calculate vorticity in your code.

 December 3, 2009, 23:45 #7 Senior Member   Hassan Join Date: Apr 2009 Posts: 106 Rep Power: 8 thanks .. i will try and see how it goes..

December 4, 2009, 10:27
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Just use the vector cross product of grad and u. You have u - u1, u2, u3, grad operator along gradx,grady,gradz (d/dx,d/dy,d/dz) - just take any test book and you will have grad X v = vorticity vector array. Read them and plot in tec or fieldview or any other.

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 Originally Posted by HaKu thanks .. i will try and see how it goes..

 December 4, 2009, 12:13 #9 Senior Member   Hassan Join Date: Apr 2009 Posts: 106 Rep Power: 8 yes sir i got it now

 September 4, 2011, 01:06 time vs velocity grpah #10 Member   Nirav Join Date: Jul 2011 Posts: 42 Rep Power: 6 i have used a udf to get a sinusoidal velocity input. can any one please show how can i use this data files from fluent to tec plot to get a time vs velocity graph so i can see if its varying sinusoidally or not.

 September 4, 2011, 06:33 #11 Senior Member   cfdnewbie Join Date: Mar 2010 Posts: 551 Rep Power: 11 I would advise you against using the tecplot build in function. We have found that its vorticity calculation is far inferior to the one done within the code! Your best approach is to compute it from the velocity field yourself, and have tecplot just display it!

 May 25, 2012, 12:18 #12 Senior Member   Scott Rumage Join Date: May 2009 Location: Seattle, WA Posts: 118 Rep Power: 8 Cfdnewbie’s comment above is correct -- older versions of Tecplot 360 were not as accurate as they should have been in the calculation of vorticity. However, the release of Tecplot 360 2012 reworked the calculations at the boundary nodes resulting in an improvement in the accuracy of the vorticity result. Scott http://www.tecplot.com/Solutions/Pro...ecplot360.aspx

 September 3, 2012, 11:34 A real problem in techpolt #13 Senior Member   mohammad Join Date: Dec 2010 Location: Seoul, South korea Posts: 210 Rep Power: 7 Hey everybody.... I have got a big problem with Techplot. I have the results of vorticity in in my domain in CFX. However, when i export to it to *.CSV and then convert it to *.DAT the Techplot gives me connectivity error. Amazingly, the velocity of the same domain (or plane) can be shown in techplot without any problem... can anyone tell me why? Does the Techplot have some problem with vorticity data....PLZ note that every bit of the files of the vorticity and velocity are the same, except the velocity is replaced vorticity. thanks in advance

May 18, 2013, 05:51
vorticity in a cylindrical coordinate
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 Originally Posted by cfdnewbie I would advise you against using the tecplot build in function. We have found that its vorticity calculation is far inferior to the one done within the code! Your best approach is to compute it from the velocity field yourself, and have tecplot just display it!
Do you know how to calculate tangential vorticity, maybe it's not called tangential vorticity, i mean the vorticity in a cylindrical coordinate.Thank you!!!

 May 18, 2013, 16:38 #15 Senior Member   Join Date: Nov 2010 Posts: 128 Rep Power: 6 Hi Wang, I would try the coordinate transformation from cylindrical to rectangular and then calculate the vorticity. Alternate way is to calculate the vorticity directly in the cylindrical coordinates.

May 18, 2013, 23:58
Thankyou very much!
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 Originally Posted by taxalian Hi Wang, I would try the coordinate transformation from cylindrical to rectangular and then calculate the vorticity. Alternate way is to calculate the vorticity directly in the cylindrical coordinates.
Thank you for your help! If calculate the vorticity in the cylindrical coordinate, we can only get the x,y,z vorticity. But since I need the Vtheta,Vr,Vz, to display my data in a cylindrical coordinate, I think the cyclindrical coordinate is better. Infact, the only problem for me now is how to calculate the first order derivative ddr, but the calculation of ddr is only works in polar line 2D, while need a 3d solution.Could you help me with this? Thank you very much! By the way, how can I define a "if" statement in tecplot?

 October 1, 2013, 10:45 #17 New Member   JAY Join Date: Jul 2013 Posts: 10 Rep Power: 4 How i get the streamline plot and total pressure plot in techplot? pls help me i am beginer, i have portable techplot 360 2009 R1 12.0.0.4231. I also go to anlyze then calculate variable but there is no option for total pressure and stream line plot.

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