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 Tom October 29, 2004 10:25

DPM UDF particle position

Hello,

I try to find the particle position using macro P_POS(p)[i]. But when Fluent interpret the source code, an error "undeclared variable" occurred.

Why? How to solve this problem?

 Umesh October 29, 2004 13:18

Re: DPM UDF particle position

It is hard to tell with the given details.

It could be because of any variable, which hasn't been declared before its use.

One other thing i get in mind is, does your UDF supplies the pointer p access? If not, you need to provide that with the argument ' Tracked_Particle *p '.

 Tom October 29, 2004 13:30

Re: DPM UDF particle position

Hello, Umesh, Thank you. I found out it is not necessary to provide the argument ' Tracked_Particle *p '. The following is a very simple UDF. But the error still exists.

#include "udf.h"

DEFINE_DPM_BODY_FORCE(particle_body_force, p, i) {

real bforce = 0.0;

real x = P_POS(p)[1];

return (bforce/P_MASS(p)); }

 Umesh October 29, 2004 14:08

Re: DPM UDF particle position

Hi Tom,

I think the problem is with the definition of x. I think, P_POS(p)[i] is a position vector and so you need to define x as a vector with syntax, 'real x[ND_ND]'. Then, you can access the x component of the position with, x[1] = P_POS(p)[1]. Try this out. It may solve yr problem.

 David November 1, 2004 16:22

Re: DPM UDF particle position

hello,

I would like to get the face area the particle is crossing to get the volume flux.

But I'm not sure which variable I should use and how:

#include "udf.h"

#include "dpm.h"

#include "surf.h"

#define REMOVE_PARCELS FALSE

#define P_CELL(P) RP_CELL(&((P)->cCell)) /* Non-standard macros */

real volume;

real face;

Particle *p;

cell_t cell;

face_t f;

real r, x, y;

{

#if RP_3D

real flow_time = solver_par.flow_time;

cell = P_CELL(p); /* Get the cell and thread that the particle

is currently in */

cxprintf(fp," #R [m] x-velocity[m/s] y-velocity[m/s] z-velocity[m/s] Drop Diameter[m] face \n");

if(NULLP(p))

return;

x = p->state.pos[0];

y = p->state.pos[1];

r = sqrt(SQR(x) + SQR(y));

cxprintf(fp," %e %f %f %f %e %e \n",

r,p->state.V[0],p->state.V[1],p->state.V[2],P_DIAM(p),volume);

#endif

#if REMOVE_PARCELS

p->stream_index=-1;

#endif

}

Can anyone help?

thank you

David

 annie November 5, 2004 08:59

Re: DPM UDF particle position

i think, when you use UDF in DPM, you must compile the UDF, rather than interpret the file.

When you compile any udf, you muss install the VC++ in your computer, then all is ok.

 Tom November 5, 2004 18:46

Re: DPM UDF particle position

Hello, Annie, Thank you. It works. Tom

 NH_Aus December 25, 2010 03:39

Hi,
I need to know the shortest distance of wall from the particle location. I know I can use C_WALL_DIST(c,t) this, but how do I connect from:
px=P_POS(p)[0] ;
py=P_POS(p)[1] ;
pz=P_POS(p)[2] ;
??

 Parham Vatankhah July 25, 2015 12:30

Hi all,

By interpreting UDFs you can not access particles position.
Generally, it's better to compile complex UDFs.

best regards,

Parham

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