I wrote a UDF to return the maximum velocity within 2 inches of a specified surface.

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 September 21, 2022, 21:36 I wrote a UDF to return the maximum velocity within 2 inches of a specified surface. #1 New Member   Chris N. Join Date: Sep 2022 Posts: 3 Rep Power: 2 I wrote a UDF to return the maximum velocity within 2 inches of a specified surface. To accomplish this, I defined a cell register to get all cells within 2 inches of that specified surface. I then used the register to separate out a new cell zone. The UDF loops over all cells within that new cell zone and returns the max velocity and cell centroid of where the max velocity occurs. I separated out the new cell zone for two reasons: 1) to reduce the number of cells to loop through and 2) to limit the cells to the surface of interest (ie, I wanted to exclude all other surfaces/walls other than the one I am interested in). Without separating out the cell zone, I would have had to loop over all cells in the entire domain and all face cells of the surface of interest to determine if the volume cell was within 2 inches. I believe the above can be accomplished via expressions. However, I believe I can only return the maximum velocity within the cell register and not the location of that velocity using expressions. Is there a way to accomplish the whole UDF (ie, find max velocity and location within 2 inches of desired surface) using expressions? Is there a better was to accomplish this via UDF? Is there a function that will calculate the distance between a face zone ID and cell or does that have to be programmed manually as described above (ie, looping over all cells and face cells)? Can you give C_WALL_DIST(c,cell_thread) a face_thread instead of a cell_thread, where the face_thread would be the id a wall?

 September 26, 2022, 01:30 #2 Senior Member   Alexander Join Date: Apr 2013 Posts: 2,194 Rep Power: 31 the way you explained your case makes me doubting you have working code, show your code if you need help __________________ best regards ****************************** press LIKE if this message was helpful

September 26, 2022, 16:28
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AlexanderZ - The attached UDF code does work for my applications. Was just wondering if there was a better way.
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 getMaxVelocityAndLocation_v2.0.c (4.6 KB, 2 views)

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