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Old   August 26, 2020, 21:52
Default Divide a surface quantity by the patch area
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I would like to divide a surface quantity by the patch area.
Specifically, I am using MPPICFoam and calculating particle erosion, Q.
Q is in L^3 (m^3).

I would like to divide Q by the patch area to get a new variable in terms of L (m).
I could modify the particle erosion function to create a new variable, but I would then need to re-run the model.

How can I accomplish this post-processing task either using a post-processing function or paraview?
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To answer my own question, I accomplished my objective in two ways.
I modified ParticleErosion.C to divide by the cell face area so that I get wall loss due to erosion.

Using the python calculator in Paraview,
inputs[0].CellData['kinematic:Q']/area(inputs[0])
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