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Old   December 3, 2009, 13:15
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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..

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Old   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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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
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Old   December 3, 2009, 16:01
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any idea to get it directly from the code???
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Old   December 3, 2009, 16:05
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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.
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Old   December 3, 2009, 16:34
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hey ski

does it work even if u r not calucating vorticity seperatly in the code??
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Old   December 3, 2009, 16:45
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I believe Tecplot calculates the vorticity from your velocity field so there is no need for you to calculate vorticity in your code.
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Old   December 3, 2009, 23:45
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thanks .. i will try and see how it goes..
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Old   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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thanks .. i will try and see how it goes..
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Old   December 4, 2009, 12:13
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yes sir i got it now
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Old   September 4, 2011, 01:06
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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.
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Old   September 4, 2011, 06:33
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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!
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Old   May 25, 2012, 12:18
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Cfdnewbies 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.

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http://www.tecplot.com/Solutions/Pro...ecplot360.aspx
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Old   September 3, 2012, 11:34
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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
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Old   May 18, 2013, 05:51
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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!!!
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Old   May 18, 2013, 16:38
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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.
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Old   May 18, 2013, 23:58
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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?
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Old   October 1, 2013, 10:45
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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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