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ck5285 March 18, 2010 21:40

Customization Tutorial
Hi All
does anyone have flow-3D customization tutorial/example that can share? would like to get some basic idea how to do the customization and what can be done.


jk75 March 19, 2010 09:21

Hi ck5285,

I also asked for some tutorials concerning customization some time ago. There seems to be no such tutorial. As I understood it, the way to go is to specify the problem you want to solve and ask direct questions on how to implement the solution using fortan- routines.

Best regards,

Luc March 22, 2010 12:01

customisation needed?

I try yo use tecplot360 2009 with a trial version. Customisation is very easy with this software for variables combination and for average values
Try it instead of customisation
Only one pb the price arround 4000$, I am not sure that we can buy it ....:(


ck5285 March 22, 2010 20:48

so do you able to find any customization info/documentation that can share with me as starting point?

MuxaB March 22, 2010 22:10

Does the Manual shed any light on customization? Chapter 9 I think.

jk75 March 23, 2010 04:05


not yet, at least nothing further than what is statet in the manual. In fact I was a little bit distracted by other projects the last weeks and am right at the moment starting anew with that issue. I guess I will give this tecplot 360 a try. I'll post my experiences with it...


jk75 March 23, 2010 04:48


this tecplot 360 is only a postprocessing tool, isn't it? But that's not what is intendet by customizing f3d. Customization means recompiling some fortran code to get customized data not yet produced by the 'standard' f3d code (at least as I understand it). But that isn't possible with tecplot, isn't it?


Luc March 24, 2010 03:44


With tecplot360 I think you have a function to compute new variables with Flow3D basic one. So I have already computed angular momentum and fluid inertia for each cell. More over I calculate mean value for each step time very quickly. :D
I don't know what you want to do ? :rolleyes:


ck5285 March 24, 2010 03:46

yes the customization is capture in chapter 9, but it just describe its function and doesn't provide an example on how to use them. An example to demonstrate how to do customization is always best for user.

if Tecplot can post-processing data that not able to generate by Flow-3D itself then it is really great! at least no need to learn on Fortran programing that only familiar by old folks. I believe most young generation are more familiar with C/C++ programing instead. :) so can you figure out and share with us? Thanks

Luc March 24, 2010 08:44


With tecplot I just :
-Open flow 3D files
-Create alter variables (data/ alter specify equation)
-And integrate these variables for each time step on all the volume (analyse/perform integration)

Between bracket the tecplot function. ;)
But tecplot 360 is not free => the price is about 4000$ ...


ck5285 March 31, 2010 21:07

this sound great and hopefully Flow-3D developer is working hard to achieve this goal.

ck5285 April 6, 2010 01:38

it is easy to learn and use the Tecplot? how good is it based on your experience so far? :)

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