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Old   March 9, 2015, 04:37
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Hi All,

I am modelling a floating body (tethered to sea bed) in waves using OpenFOAM 2.3 and waves2foam. I need to measure pressure on particular locations on the floating body. I Know that I can define probe locations in controlDict but as far as I understood that would work for fixed points but my points are located on the floating body, is there any way to do this in OF 2.3?

I would highly appreciate any comments.

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Hello Ashkan,

If you look at probes.H in it has flag fixedLocations_. By default if is yes.

//- Fixed locations, default = yes
// Note: set to false for moving mesh calations where locations
// should move with the mesh
bool fixedLocations_;

I think you need to specify
fixedLocations no;
in probes dict in cotrolDict file .

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Hello Ashkan,

If you look at probes.H in it has flag fixedLocations_. By default if is yes.

//- Fixed locations, default = yes
// Note: set to false for moving mesh calations where locations
// should move with the mesh
bool fixedLocations_;

I think you need to specify
fixedLocations no;
in probes dict in cotrolDict file .

Regards
-Yogesh

Thanks Yogesh,
I had a look at the source code and it makes sense. As you said, I need to set fixedLocations = false

Many thanks again.
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