velocity components in cylindrical coordinates
I am simulating the flow within a vaned diffuser which is downstream of a radial impeller.
I want to calculate the flow angle alpha5 at the diffuser outlet (station 5 in my case): alpha5=tan(C_tang_5/C_rad_5), where C_tang and C_rad are the tangential and radial components of absolute velocity C, respectively.
At station 5 I can of course extrapolate C_5 in CFX-post by means of Tools --> Function calculator (and I usually calculate the mass flow averaged value). I can also find the velocity components of the absolute velocity in cartesian coordinates.
As you can see from above, in reality I am interested in the velocity components expressed in cylindrical coordinates: is there any method/way to find/calculate them?
Thanks a bunch.
Kind regards, Mattia.
In post, go to the turbo tab. After defining the axis of rotation you can let post calculate the cylindrical components, which then appear as normal variables.
It seems working!
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