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Old   June 4, 2008, 12:58
Default Hi Guys, I am starting to u
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Hi Guys,

I am starting to use openFoam, and as a test I am studing the flow in a sudden expansion, in 2D. To the post-processing, I use the foamToTecplot to convert the results and to treat them in Tecplot. I can convert the data, represent the results using contours.

But, when I try to create some stream lines, I got the error "Data is FE Brick or Tetrahedron. It is best to use 3D". I can do some stream lines in 3D, but it is awkward.


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Old   June 6, 2008, 10:30
Default Data>Extract>slice from plane
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Data>Extract>slice from plane

Although 2D, openfoam extrudes it in z. so slice a plane at constant z.

Go to zone style and activate the newly formed slice
and deactivate the original 3d.
view the result as 2D cartesian.
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Old   June 10, 2010, 04:23
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Thanks for that info. In the case of a transient solution you need to select 'extract slices over time' - which will give you the same option for each time-step.
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