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Old   July 5, 2010, 05:42
Default How to Contour plot for omega_z ??
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Hello Everybody,
I am working on vortex shedding of a cylinder in cross flow.
I want to plot the contour plots of vorticity in z direction so that i can see the positive and negative vortices. So i used the utility vorticity in Openfoam to calculate the same. Now while plotting the contour plots the only thing available is magnitude of vorticity(magVorticity in Openfoam).Therefore I am not able to see the positive and negative vortices.
Please let me know how to plot the contour plots for vorticity in z direction.
Also for reference I have attached the countour plot of magVorticity.
Any help will be aprreciated.
Thank you very much.
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Old   January 16, 2011, 15:28
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Hii Snehal,

The vorticity utility gives vorticityX,Y andZ directly. So i don't think you should have a problem anymore.

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Old   November 26, 2012, 17:04
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Hi Snehal,

You can calculate the x, y, z components of vorticity by "foamCalc components vorticity". Then you'll be able to see vorticityx, vorticityy and vorticityz in ParaView.


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Old   March 11, 2017, 05:41
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I have the same problem
Do you mean that one should type "foamCalc..." in terminal?
Thanks a lot
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