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Old   June 30, 2020, 04:41
Default Updating location of patches
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Dear Foamers,

I am currently struggeling with the visualisation of a tank sloshing simulation.

What I did so far:
Running the tutorial "sloshingTank3D6DoF" (multiphase/interFoam/laminar) with OpenFOAM v1912
Visualisation in ParaView 5.6.3. to show the movement of the tank walls and the free water surface:
Watersurface via Contour alpha=0.5 from internal mesh
Tank Boundries via ExtractBlock from patches

My problem:
The location the internal mesh is updated for each timestep but the tank walls (patches) are not updated. This leads to the picture attached.

My question:
How can I force ParaView to automatically update the location of the patches for every timestep? I don't remember this was an issue when I did similar calculations 6 years ago...

Thank you for any help, best regards

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Old   July 7, 2020, 02:39
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Hi All,

I tried to perform foamToVTK and opened the files directly with ParaView 5.6.3. When I select the walls with the extractBlock filter, the location of the walls are updated every timestep, so I assume this is a bug in ParaView when started with the paraFoam command.

Can anybody check if this is still the case for newer OpenFOAM / ParaView versions?

Thanks for any help!

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