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Hello Foamers,

In OpenFoam 2.2.2, I'm trying to sample surfaces at the end of my simulations. I didn't managed to setup the sampleDict in 2.2.2 version to extract variables on a surfaces so I'm trying another approach: I use the cuttingPlane function in my controlDict (see below).

However, I need to extract both solved variables (like U) and unsolved variables which can be calculated through post-processing commands (like magU). If I write both variables in the cuttingPlane function, only U is printed. Do you know how to have a variable such as magU exported from cuttingPlane function? Or how the sampleDict should be written in OF2.2.2 in order to extract a surface?

Thanks for your help!
Regards,
Elo´se

Code:
/*--------------------------------*- C++ -*----------------------------------*\
| =========                 |                                                 |
| \\      /  F ield         | OpenFOAM: The Open Source CFD Toolbox           |
|  \\    /   O peration     | Version:  2.2.2                                 |
|   \\  /    A nd           | Web:      www.OpenFOAM.org                      |
|    \\/     M anipulation  |                                                 |
\*---------------------------------------------------------------------------*/

cuttingPlane
{
    type            surfaces;
    functionObjectLibs ("libsampling.so");
    outputControl   outputTime;

    surfaceFormat   vtk;
    fields          ( U magU );

    interpolationScheme cellPoint;

    surfaces
    (
        z_5m
        {
            type            cuttingPlane;
            planeType       pointAndNormal;
            pointAndNormalDict
            {
                basePoint       (0 0 -5);
                normalVector    (0 0 1);
            }
            interpolate     true;
        }
    );
}


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