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khalil March 27, 2002 11:39

force calculations
hi all, i'm trying to produce a plot of force against time for a cylinder shedding vortices, i've run out of ideas, does it require udf?

all help very much appreciated


patel March 28, 2002 09:55

Re: force calculations
if you can't figure it then you caould always blag it, if you want advice on blagging you need to speak to ash,(that's if you get hold of him b4 May) this guy is world renowned for his technical blagging ability.. email:

lets us know how u get on..


david March 30, 2002 20:40

Re: force calculations
A) You need series of data files at different times B) Write a script file to read one case file and series of data files and offers you that force for each time steps. C) The smartest thing is to before you start the calculation, save/write/monitor ONLY that particular force (this will avoid you from saving the data files)


Zahir April 7, 2002 11:41

Re: force calculations
hey khalil check out this link, it's got some cool stuff, looks like someone's done the work for you..

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