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Old   August 5, 2013, 05:26
Default Problem with writing fields with foamToVTK
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Hello everyone!

I'm very new at OpenFOAM and I can't solve the following problem. Please help me or send a link to solution (I tried but couldn't find it).

I had run 2D axially symmetrical calculations based on chtMultiRegionFoam tutorial (see the case attached). Mesh is very simple, hand-written in blockMeshDict. Then I created two regions using setSet. When I launch chtMultiRegionFoam, it seems that calculation are OK with no errors. Then I write "foamToVTK -time 500" and it still seems to be OK. I get the following on screen:

// * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * //
Create time

Create mesh for time = 500

Time: 500

    Internal  : "/home/kirill/openfoam/KS_test/8_wedges_from_BlockMesh_multiRegion/VTK/8_wedges_from_BlockMesh_multiRegion_5000.vtk"
    Original cells:200 points:451   Additional cells:0  additional points:0

    Patch     : "/home/kirill/openfoam/KS_test/8_wedges_from_BlockMesh_multiRegion/VTK/top_faces/top_faces_5000.vtk"
    Patch     : "/home/kirill/openfoam/KS_test/8_wedges_from_BlockMesh_multiRegion/VTK/bottom_faces/bottom_faces_5000.vtk"
    Patch     : "/home/kirill/openfoam/KS_test/8_wedges_from_BlockMesh_multiRegion/VTK/side_faces/side_faces_5000.vtk"
    Patch     : "/home/kirill/openfoam/KS_test/8_wedges_from_BlockMesh_multiRegion/VTK/axial_faces/axial_faces_5000.vtk"
    Patch     : "/home/kirill/openfoam/KS_test/8_wedges_from_BlockMesh_multiRegion/VTK/wedge_faces/wedge_faces_5000.vtk"
But the problem is: when I open .vtk file with ParaView, I cannot see temperature field. I see only what is shown in attached screenshot - cellID and cellNormals. Still, in the folder "500" there is normal "T" file with good values.

Can anyone please help me, how to display temperature field in ParaView?
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Old   September 10, 2013, 08:22
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The problem is solved. ParaView was working wrong because of bad mesh - not every hexagon had exactly six boundary faces.
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