# Shedding cycle time

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 January 21, 2006, 07:06 Shedding cycle time #1 Giuseppe Guest   Posts: n/a Sponsored Links Hello to all. How can I read in Fluent, after my calculation, the shedding cycle time to calculate the Strouhal number? Another question: Force coefficients use the reference area (in 3D?) to calculate itself; and in 2D which dimension uses? And how calculates Fluent the value of the area? In reference values panel Area is always equal to 1 m2. Thanks a lot

 January 23, 2006, 00:23 Re: Shedding cycle time #2 Muhammad Shakaib Guest   Posts: n/a You can plot velocity vs time while calculations at some position in your domain.

 January 23, 2006, 12:23 Re: Shedding cycle time #3 Giuseppe Guest   Posts: n/a I didn't understand your answer, could you explain clearer?

 January 23, 2006, 23:55 Re: Shedding cycle time #4 Muhammad Shakaib Guest   Posts: n/a I expect that you are solving an unsteady problem. While solving you can place a monitoring point in the domain using solve-monitors-surface and then plot the velocity vs time step or flow time. Then you can see the time needed for one cycle using that plot. I hope this will help you. Thanks

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