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Old   April 10, 2018, 10:38
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Hello guys,

I am running a RANS simulation of a high speed train. In order to validate it with experimental data I would like to extract the pressure value on the surface of the train in specific points correspondent to the physical locations of the pressure sensors used during tests.

Is there a way to isolate pressure values on specific surface points?
I know I can use the probeLocations utility but maybe there's something more specific which allows the user to select a point right on the surface....With probeLocations the point I am afraid would be the one just on top of the surface...which is not the same exact point used in experimental tests..

Thanks a lot for your help,

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Old   April 12, 2018, 12:13
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You can use post process function nearWallFields to extract the pressure near the wall. Because the pressure boundary condition is usually zero gradient, so the pressure near the wall is a good representation of the pressure on the wall.
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