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amish January 9, 2012 07:57

Velocity Profile
Hi guys,

If I am modelling a pipe with a constant inflow rate, how am I able to get the outlet velocity profile, down the center of the pipe.

I assumed I could create a plane section in the middle but am unsure how to plot the outlet velocity. Also how is it possible to set the stopping criteria to when the velocity profile is constant? Should a Steady flow model be the best method to use. Any help would be much appreciated.

The graph should look like the one below.

Many thanks


sanjay January 10, 2012 01:37

create a section along the center of the pipe line, you get the vector and scalar plots!!!

ping January 10, 2012 04:48

to get a plot rather than a scene, create a section plane through the central axis, but use the outlet boundary as the input part, rather than the fluid region - this new derived part is then a line rather than a plane.
then create a plot with this section 'line' as the input part, Y (0,1,0) as the x axis (the plot will be rotated of course), and some field function as the y axis - eg velocity magnitude.
for a stopping criteria, you could probably do something with a new Field Variance Monitor using the line part as its part, then a report and monitor of this, then a stopping criteria on this monitor (and maybe others too).

willimanili January 10, 2012 06:10

Additionally to pings good advice you can also use an line probe as derived part for your XY-plot.

amish January 18, 2012 11:24


Thank you very much for your help. I managed to get a plot witch looked somewhat correct. Like you said, it needs to be rotated, but that's a minor issue.

Creating the plane section along the output, and plotting the graph, gives me a weird result. But using a line section as willimanili suggested gave better results.

Thanks again guys :)

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