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Old   September 3, 2020, 14:23
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Hello foamers. I am working on sprayFoam and I have started working on surface film modeling and droplet impingement interaction with the film.
Please tell me what I have to do (what options/data/filters I have to apply) in order to visualise the surface film thickness as shown in figure 4. b. (the right hand side figure) of the image that I have attached below in paraview.
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Old   September 3, 2020, 16:19
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Checking out one of the film models (e.g. kinematic single layer, https://github.com/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM...cSingleLayer.H), we see :

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//- Film thickness [m]
            volScalarField delta_;
So delta should get you want you're looking for. You can find a description of other fields in that file as well.

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Thank you Caelan sir very much for your reply. Now I understand what film thickness is.
But my question is how can I visualise the film in paraview the exact same way as shown in my previous attached figure.
I have converted the film region to VTK and opened it in paraview but I only get a contour visualisation of the thickness (like the figure attached below). What extra filters/data I have to apply to get the physical visualisation of the film as given in my previous attached figure.
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I am not familiar with that image (or what paper it came from) so it is hard to say. However, you can load the film region into paraview (e.g. with paraFoam -region filmRegion) and then experiment with different filters. If I had to guess the film region was clipped to some value and the resulting surface was then colored by delta.

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