CFD Online Logo CFD Online URL
www.cfd-online.com
[Sponsors]
Home > Forums > Software User Forums > ANSYS

CFD post cannot load results-Error appeared?

Register Blogs Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old   August 15, 2018, 16:25
Default CFD post cannot load results-Error appeared?
  #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 339
Rep Power: 16
mariam.sara is on a distinguished road
Hello I did a run for a case in FLUENT then I attempted to open the case (to view the results) in CFD post but then the following error appear to me and the results not appear to me anymore:

Application Error in CFD-post : Error
Value for parameter "VarMax" is empty

No locators provided in location parameter

what is "VarMax" I have no idea what is it? somebody guide me how to fix this error please?

Thanks
mariam
mariam.sara is offline   Reply With Quote

Old   August 16, 2018, 18:46
Default
  #2
Senior Member
 
Gert-Jan
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Europe
Posts: 1,838
Rep Power: 27
Gert-Jan will become famous soon enough
I guess you open Fluent case in Post, while Post already had a different case open. Not?
Or do you work through Workbench and are opening the file in a Post session from an older simulation.

The reason I ask is that Post is looking for somehting that was there previously (from an older simulation) which no longer exists in the new simulation file.
In your particular case, it appears a parameter has been defined previously called VarMax. I guess this parameter is something like VarMax = maxVal(variable)@wall.
This parameter will provide the maximum of the variable at hte boundary called 'wall'. But appratently, the boundary called 'wall' no longer exists in your the new simulation. As a result, Post stops working. It simply says "No locators provided in location parameter".

My advice would be to open the state file (.cst-file) in a text editor (e.g. notepad) and replace the name of the missing boundary (wall in my example) into something that exists in your simulation.
Gert-Jan is offline   Reply With Quote

Old   August 17, 2018, 04:14
Default
  #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 339
Rep Power: 16
mariam.sara is on a distinguished road
Thank you for your reply. Yes I tried to open case in CFD from workbench to view the results. Where I can find the state file (.cst-file) you talking about?

mariam
mariam.sara is offline   Reply With Quote

Old   August 17, 2018, 05:01
Default
  #4
Senior Member
 
Gert-Jan
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Europe
Posts: 1,838
Rep Power: 27
Gert-Jan will become famous soon enough
Go to Windows explorer and search for a .cst file in your Workbench project directory. That is not so difficult............
It is located in the Post-directory of your latest calculation. Don't know which one it is.

Last edited by Gert-Jan; August 17, 2018 at 14:05.
Gert-Jan is offline   Reply With Quote

Old   September 17, 2018, 08:31
Default
  #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 339
Rep Power: 16
mariam.sara is on a distinguished road
Hello Gert-Jan sorry for the late in replay.
I am searching for .cst and find several files here is the latest one but it not contain any variable with name "VarMax" what I can do please? the file text as below:


# State file created: 2018/08/15 22:43:27
# CFX-15.0.7 build 2014.04.24-23.02-131781

COMMAND FILE:
CFX Post Version = 13.0
END
COMMENT:User Data
Comment Exists = True
Comment Heading = User Data
Heading Level = 1
END
DEFAULT INSTANCE TRANSFORMefault Transform
Angle Definition Method = Instances in 360
Apply Reflection = false
Apply Rotation = true
Apply Translation = false
Full Circle = Off
Instancing Info From Domain = true
Number of Components in 360 = 12
Number of Copies = 1
Number of Passages in 360 = 12
Number of Passages in Component = 1
Principal Axis = Z
Reflection Plane Option = From Plane
Rotation Angle = 0 [degree]
Rotation Axis From = 0.0, 0.0, 0.0
Rotation Axis To = 1.0, 0.0, 0.0
Rotation Axis Type = Coordinate Frame
Translation Vector = 0.0, 0.0, 0.0
X = 0.0
Y = 0.0
Z = 0.0
END
DEFAULT LEGENDefault Legend View 1
Colour = 0, 0, 0
Font = Sans Serif
Legend Aspect = 0.07
Legend Format = %10.3e
Legend Orientation = Vertical
Legend Position = 0.02, 0.15
Legend Resolution = 256
Legend Shading = Smooth
Legend Size = 0.6
Legend Ticks = 5
Legend Title = Legend
Legend Title Mode = Variable and Location
Legend X Justification = Left
Legend Y Justification = Top
Related Object = View 1
Show Legend Units = On
Text Colour Mode = Default
Text Height = 0.024
Text Rotation = 0
Visibility = true
END
DEFAULT LEGENDefault Legend View 2
Colour = 0, 0, 0
Font = Sans Serif
Legend Aspect = 0.07
Legend Format = %10.3e
Legend Orientation = Vertical
Legend Position = 0.02, 0.15
Legend Resolution = 256
Legend Shading = Smooth
Legend Size = 0.6
Legend Ticks = 5
Legend Title = Legend
Legend Title Mode = Variable and Location
Legend X Justification = Left
Legend Y Justification = Top
Related Object = View 2
Show Legend Units = On
Text Colour Mode = Default
Text Height = 0.024
Text Rotation = 0
Visibility = true
END
DEFAULT LEGENDefault Legend View 3
Colour = 0, 0, 0
Font = Sans Serif
Legend Aspect = 0.07
Legend Format = %10.3e
Legend Orientation = Vertical
Legend Position = 0.02, 0.15
Legend Resolution = 256
Legend Shading = Smooth
Legend Size = 0.6
Legend Ticks = 5
Legend Title = Legend
Legend Title Mode = Variable and Location
Legend X Justification = Left
Legend Y Justification = Top
Related Object = View 3
Show Legend Units = On
Text Colour Mode = Default
Text Height = 0.024
Text Rotation = 0
Visibility = true
END
DEFAULT LEGENDefault Legend View 4
Colour = 0, 0, 0
Font = Sans Serif
Legend Aspect = 0.07
Legend Format = %10.3e
Legend Orientation = Vertical
Legend Position = 0.02, 0.15
Legend Resolution = 256
Legend Shading = Smooth
Legend Size = 0.6
Legend Ticks = 5
Legend Title = Legend
Legend Title Mode = Variable and Location
Legend X Justification = Left
Legend Y Justification = Top
Related Object = View 4
Show Legend Units = On
Text Colour Mode = Default
Text Height = 0.024
Text Rotation = 0
Visibility = true
END
DEFORMATION INFO:
Deformation Scale = 1
END
FILE PROCESSING:
Path Stack = .
Processing Mode = None
Supress File Replacement Warnings = false
END
REPORT:
Report Items = /TITLE PAGE,/REPORT/FILE INFORMATION OPTIONS,/REPORT/MESH \
STATISTICS OPTIONS,/REPORT/PHYSICS SUMMARY OPTIONS,/REPORT/SOLUTION SUMMARY \
OPTIONS,/COMMENT:User Data
FILE INFORMATION OPTIONS:
Include In Report = true
This Exists = true
END
MESH STATISTICS OPTIONS:
Include In Report = true
Show Connectivity Number = false
Show Edge Length Ratio = false
Show Element Volume Ratio = false
Show Max Face Angle = false
Show Min Face Angle = false
Show Number of Elements = true
Show Number of Hexahedra = false
Show Number of Nodes = true
Show Number of Polyhedra = false
Show Number of Pyramids = false
Show Number of Tetrahedra = false
Show Number of Wedges = false
This Exists = true
END
PHYSICS SUMMARY OPTIONS:
Include In Report = true
Show Boundary Physics = true
Show Domain Physics = true
This Exists = true
END
PREVIEW:
This Exists = true
OUTPUT SETTINGS:
Chart Image Type = png
Chart Size = Same As Figure
Custom Chart Size Height = 384
Custom Chart Size Width = 512
Custom Figure Size Height = 384
Custom Figure Size Width = 512
Figure Image Type = png
Figure Size = 512 x 384
Fit Views = false
This Exists = true
END
END
PUBLISH:
Default Report Name = Report
Generate CVF = false
Report Format = HTML
Report Path = ./Report.htm
Save Images In Separate Folder = true
This Exists = true
OUTPUT SETTINGS:
Chart Image Type = png
Chart Size = Same As Figure
Custom Chart Size Height = 384
Custom Chart Size Width = 512
Custom Figure Size Height = 384
Custom Figure Size Width = 512
Figure Image Type = png
Figure Size = 512 x 384
Fit Views = false
This Exists = true
END
END
SOLUTION SUMMARY OPTIONS:
Include In Report = false
Show Boundary Flow Summary = true
Show Force and Torque Summary = false
Show Forces = true
Show Torques = true
This Exists = true
END
END
SYMBOL CONTROL:
Symbol Size = 1
END
SYSTEM COLOUR MAP:Blue to White
Colour Map Colours = 0, 0, 0, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1
Colour Map Divisions = 2
Colour Map Storage Type = System
Colour Map Type = Gradient
END
SYSTEM COLOUR MAP:FLUENT Rainbow
Colour Map Colours = 0, 0, 0, 1, 1, 0.278, 0, 1, 1, 1, 0.389, 0, 1, 0.5, 1, \
0.444, 0, 1, 0, 1, 0.667, 1, 1, 0, 1, 1, 1, 0, 0, 1
Colour Map Divisions = 2
Colour Map Storage Type = System
Colour Map Type = Gradient
END
SYSTEM COLOUR MAP:Greyscale
Colour Map Colours = 0, 0.01, 0.01, 0.01, 1, 1, 0.99, 0.99, 0.99, 1
Colour Map Divisions = 2
Colour Map Storage Type = System
Colour Map Type = Gradient
END
SYSTEM COLOUR MAP:Inverse Greyscale
Colour Map Colours = 0, 0.99, 0.99, 0.99, 1, 1, 0.01, 0.01, 0.01, 1
Colour Map Divisions = 2
Colour Map Storage Type = System
Colour Map Type = Gradient
END
SYSTEM COLOUR MAP:Inverse Rainbow
Colour Map Colours = 0, 1, 0, 0, 1, 0.10, 1, 0.5, 0, 1, 0.25, 1, 1, 0, 1, \
0.43, 0.5, 1, 0, 1, 0.50, 0, 1, 0, 1, 0.56, 0, 1, 0.5, 1, 0.75, 0, 1, 1, 1, 0.90,\
0, 0.5, 1, 1, 1, 0, 0, 1, 1
Colour Map Divisions = 2
Colour Map Storage Type = System
Colour Map Type = Gradient
END
SYSTEM COLOUR MAP:Inverse Rainbow 6
Colour Map Colours = 0, 1, 0, 1, 1, 0.1, 1, 0, 0.5, 1, 0.2, 1, 0, 0, 1, 0.28,\
1, 0.5, 0, 1, 0.4, 1, 1, 0, 1, 0.55, 0.5, 1, 0, 1, 0.6, 0, 1, 0, 1, 0.65, 0, 1, \
0.5, 1, 0.8, 0, 1, 1, 1, 0.92, 0, 0.5, 1, 1, 1, 0, 0, 1, 1
Colour Map Divisions = 2
Colour Map Storage Type = System
Colour Map Type = Gradient
END
SYSTEM COLOUR MAP:Minimal Map
Colour Map Colours = 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 1.0, 1.0, 1.0, 1.0, 1.0, 1.0
Colour Map Divisions = 2
Colour Map Storage Type = System
Colour Map Type = Gradient
END
SYSTEM COLOUR MAP:Rainbow
Colour Map Colours = 0, 0, 0, 1, 1, 0.10, 0, 0.5, 1, 1, 0.25, 0, 1, 1, 1, \
0.44, 0, 1, 0.5, 1, 0.50, 0, 1, 0, 1, 0.57, 0.5, 1, 0, 1, 0.75, 1, 1, 0, 1, 0.90,\
1, 0.5, 0, 1, 1, 1, 0, 0, 1
Colour Map Divisions = 2
Colour Map Storage Type = System
Colour Map Type = Gradient
END
SYSTEM COLOUR MAP:Rainbow 6
Colour Map Colours = 0, 0, 0, 1, 1, 0.08, 0, 0.5, 1, 1, 0.2, 0, 1, 1, 1, \
0.35, 0, 1, 0.5, 1, 0.4, 0, 1, 0, 1, 0.45, 0.5, 1, 0, 1, 0.6, 1, 1, 0, 1, 0.72, \
1, 0.5, 0, 1, 0.8, 1, 0, 0, 1, 0.9, 1, 0, 0.5, 1, 1, 1, 0, 1, 1
Colour Map Divisions = 2
Colour Map Storage Type = System
Colour Map Type = Gradient
END
SYSTEM COLOUR MAP:Transparency
Colour Map Colours = 0, 1, 1, 1, 0, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1
Colour Map Divisions = 2
Colour Map Storage Type = System
Colour Map Type = Gradient
END
SYSTEM COLOUR MAP:White to Blue
Colour Map Colours = 0, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 0, 0, 1, 1
Colour Map Divisions = 2
Colour Map Storage Type = System
Colour Map Type = Gradient
END
SYSTEM COLOUR MAP:Zebra
Colour Map Colours = 0, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1.0, 0, 0, 0, 1
Colour Map Divisions = 5
Colour Map Storage Type = System
Colour Map Type = Zebra
END
TITLE PAGE:
Include ANSYS Logo = true
Include Custom Logo = false
Include Date = true
Include TOC = true
Show Captions in TOC = true
Title Page Exists = true
END
UNIT SYSTEM:
Preferred Units System = SI
Update Units to Preferred = Off
END
mariam.sara is offline   Reply With Quote

Old   September 17, 2018, 09:07
Default
  #6
Senior Member
 
Gert-Jan
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Europe
Posts: 1,838
Rep Power: 27
Gert-Jan will become famous soon enough
Indeed, there is no VarMax in the file.

But to be honest, it is completely empty. The .cst-file only contains the default information that Post generates when you open Post without loading a case.
So, you need to locate the .cst connected to the old fluent case that did not give the error.

Second thought, Post can also give this error if in an old fluent case a variable was defined called VarMax. If you did not redefine this variable in your new fluent cas, then Post cannot find it anymore, leading to similar errors.
Gert-Jan is offline   Reply With Quote

Old   September 17, 2018, 09:13
Default
  #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 339
Rep Power: 16
mariam.sara is on a distinguished road
Thanks Gert-Jan for the quick respond. May you tell me how to locate CFD-posy to an old .cst file? there are old .cst files I want to try with it hope it resolve the problem?

mariam
mariam.sara is offline   Reply With Quote

Old   September 17, 2018, 09:17
Default
  #8
Senior Member
 
Gert-Jan
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Europe
Posts: 1,838
Rep Power: 27
Gert-Jan will become famous soon enough
If you open Post, and have load the case file, then you can load a state file, not? That is just one icon to the right........
Gert-Jan is offline   Reply With Quote

Old   September 17, 2018, 12:03
Default
  #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 339
Rep Power: 16
mariam.sara is on a distinguished road
Now I did a different way I save case and data file from workbench then open fluent read the case & data files and export data to CFD-post to view it via cfd-post then the error changed to the following:


No solution history was found for the selected file 'temp.cdat'.
ANSYS CFD-Post has searched the directory 'E:\results' for files that might be associated with the selected file.

ERROR
Cannot get mesh information. Looks like mesh file is missing.


so what happen now is it same as last error or what the problem?

marriam
mariam.sara is offline   Reply With Quote

Old   September 17, 2018, 15:23
Default
  #10
Senior Member
 
Gert-Jan
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Europe
Posts: 1,838
Rep Power: 27
Gert-Jan will become famous soon enough
I really don't know. I never use Workbench as I get really confused about files missing, system not working, etc. Hopeless. I call it Doesn'tWorkbench.

I solely use stand alone programs. So, what if you open CFD-Post stand alone, and then open a fluent .cas/.dat-file combination?

Btw, a .cas-file contains the settings and the mesh, a .dat-file contains the data. So, if you only have a cas file, there is no solution. If you only have a dat file, there is no mesh. You need both.

Btw, you don't have to export the fluent files. You can open cas/dat files directly in Post. At least in the latest version. In your state file, I see v13? And v15. Too old. Hopeless too. Sorry can't help you.
Gert-Jan is offline   Reply With Quote

Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
cfd post results imthiyaz FLUENT 0 September 25, 2016 09:49
static enthalpy calculation in CFD Post newbie384 CFX 2 March 22, 2014 07:28
CFD Post Streamlines better representation? Dr. Flow Squad CFX 2 January 20, 2014 13:48
differenciate the symmetry and periodic results in cfd post Vidyanand Kesti FLUENT 0 November 8, 2013 08:22
FEA results in CFD Post delaneyluke CFX 1 October 25, 2013 06:16


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 15:12.