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Old   June 22, 2017, 22:28
Question Drag and lift monitors in Fluent 18?
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Hi

I have recently shifted to version 18 of Fluent. The UI has received a slight update, and in the solver, the monitors for the drag and lift coefficients are no longer where they used to be (under the Solution Monitors).

Could anyone please let me know where to find the option to turn these on? Again, I am referring to the plots versus number of iterations (or other scales) that can be viewed alongside the residuals, while the solution is being calculated.

I have checked the updated Help section, and looked at online guides, but to no avail.

Many thanks,
Matt
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Hi,

On the menu:
Solving → Reports → Definitions → New → Force Report → Choose Drag, Lift or Moment.

On the tree:
Solution → Report Definitions → New → Force Report → Choose Drag, Lift or Moment.

Make sure that Coefficient is selected in "Report Output Type" instead of Force, and select the wall(s).
Check "Report Plot" for a plot of the coefficient (Drag, Lift or Moment) while the simulation is running. You can check also Report File if you want to save the results in a file for a post-process with another software for example.

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Thank you so much, Touré!
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