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Old   May 7, 2017, 13:13
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I ran a transient simulation and I have selected all the relevant variables to be exported as results. When I look in CFX-post it only shows me the last timestep and I cannot see any variables (except for trivial ones - X, Y, Z). Do you have any idea why? It took 7 hours for the simulation to run, it would be a shame to have to take it from the beginning .

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For a transient simulation you need to use transient result files. If you used backup results files (which look similar) you might not get any results.
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For a transient simulation you need to use transient result files. If you used backup results files (which look similar) you might not get any results.
Thank you for your reply! I don't understand though, how do I use the transient result file?

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Set them up in the output tab. You have backup files and transient results. Don't use backup files, just use transient results.
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Are you refering to this?





Using these settings, I obtain:





So basically no results and data for only one timestep (the last one). Am I doing something wrong?

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No idea. Your images did not get on your post. Read this FAQ: https://www.cfd-online.com/Wiki/Ansy...n_the_forum.3F

Another way how you can stuff up results files is by having a moving mesh simulation, but then not including the mesh in the transient results files. You will only get a single result at the end of the simulation if you do this.
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OK, sorry for that. I replaced the images.
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Perhaps a more detailed description would have helped.

From your images, you are not running a "transient analysis", you are running a "transient blade row analysis", correct?

For transient blade row analysis, the data is compressed into Fourier coefficients. Those Fourier coefficients are accumulated along the run, and if you stop the run before they are completed nothing is available for post-processing. There should be several messages in the output file:

1 - details, when the Fourier accumulation starts and finish
2 - warning if the solution has been stopped and the accumulation has not been finished.

In addition, when you load the results file in CFD-Post, look for "Calculate Variables using Fourier Coefficients" in the dialog (bottom right), and unselect it. Then, you should be able to post-process the last timestep w/o Fourier compression.

Hope the above helps,
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Oh, my fault. Yes, it is a transient blade row analysis. I didn't run it until the end, and I thought that I misunderstood that the results shouldn't be available, but it makes sense now.

Thank you very much for your help, you two!
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