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mmkr825 October 22, 2012 18:19

Best free tool for post Processing
Hi Foamers,
I am new to openFoam. I completed simulation part. Now i need to post process my results. Actually i am working with flow of fluid through channels. For the publication purpose i need to compare velocity profiles at different locations, with in one graph (And i need to normalize the fields too with max velocity). To do this is there any third party open tool is available or paraView is enough.

Please give your valuable suggestions.


akidess October 23, 2012 02:42

I like paraview, but I prefer gnuplot or qtiplot for 2D plots.

mmkr825 October 23, 2012 03:04

Hi akidess,
Thanks for quick reply. I want to compare other results(another geometry results, analytical results & experimental results). For each and every position i want to rescale the space coordinates. Can i do these things in paraView?


akidess October 23, 2012 03:08

I think that should work using the built-in calculator.

mmkr825 October 23, 2012 03:11

Hi Akidess,
Thanks for quick reply. I'll go through your suggestion. Is there any tutorial which explains in detail?


kev4573 October 30, 2012 13:57

You could also just sample your fields in openfoam to generate csv files, and post process that data to your hearts content. Take a look at some of the function objects in openfoam.

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