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smschnob November 5, 2012 14:58

PLEASE HELP! Viewing 3D fluid flow in ParaView
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I would like to view 3-dimensionally, in ParaView, the spray from a slit nozzle. However, if I attempt to visualize this in ParaView the spray is obstructed from view by the surrounding volume. For example, if I look at phase fraction, the spray is obstructed from view by all of the regions with zero phase fraction. Do I need to modify the solver to hide regions with zero phase fraction? If so, how would I do this? I'm not sure if I'm explaing this very well. I have included a screenshot, which hopefully offers some more clarity. In addition, I used the interFoam solver. Any help anyone can provide would be very much appreciated? Thank you!

duongquaphim November 5, 2012 18:06


You might want to plot only the contour of alpha1 = 0.5, then you can see the spray I think. Another option is to reduce the Opacity of the entire domain, in that sense you can easily see the slice you made. But I think the first method is better.


smschnob November 6, 2012 17:56

Thank you for the help! I was able to see the spray by creating contour plots as well as threshold plots.

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