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 base March 17, 2011 13:05

Tecplot: Projection of a parameter on a plane

I use tecplot 360 (or rather the OEM version tecplot SV from Synopsys) to visualize the results of some device simulations of photodiodes. The structure is in 3D and I would like to extract along Z (the depth of the photodiode) the maximum electrostatic potential. Then I want to project in an X-Y plane this maximum electrostatic potential.

How can I do that? I couldn't find a way to extract the maximum of parameter along a direction either in the GUI or with the scipting language..

Thank you all for your help

 scott_rumage March 18, 2011 19:18

Extracting a plane in Tecplot tutorial

What you are seeking to do may be explained in this tutorial found on Tecplot's web site: http://download.tecplot.com/360/tuto...low/index.html and go to "Extracting a Slice Plane and Plotting a Variable".

Regards,
Scott

 base March 21, 2011 11:55

I watched the tutorial and this is not the same thing as what I try to do. For an example of the final result I would like to reach, you can look at the second page of this paper: http://www.imagesensors.org/Past%20W...%20et%20al.pdf. It is here a 2D projection of the maximum electrostatic potential in the structure. This is not the same a doing a simple slice at a given Z coordinate because the maximum electrostatic potential for a given (X,Y) may be at various depth Z.

I know this is not CFD but since you all use similar softwares, I guess some people have already done this kind of things, which can be applied to other parameters.

 MPJ May 26, 2012 03:01

Dear Lysandre