vorticity from tecplot
hey
i have the data for velocities .. i want to know tht whether tecplot can give me the vorticity contours as well or do i need to calculate it first from my code and thn i cn see it in tecplot?? if its the second case wht is formula to calculate vorticity so i cn use it in my finite diffeerence code.. regards 
vorticity plt
use the calculator available in tecplot  compute the cross product of gradient and velocity vector and get a vector. Remember  vorticity is a vector..not a scalar...
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any idea to get it directly from the code???

In the version of tecplot I'm using (tecplot 360 2008, linux) I click on the `analyze' menu and select `calculate variables'. I can then select vorticity and can then plot contours of the xvorticity, yvorticity etc. I'm sure other versions of Tecplot will have similar options.

hey ski
does it work even if u r not calucating vorticity seperatly in the code?? 
I believe Tecplot calculates the vorticity from your velocity field so there is no need for you to calculate vorticity in your code.

thanks .. i will try and see how it goes..

in code
Just use the vector cross product of grad and u. You have u  u1, u2, u3, grad operator along gradx,grady,gradz (d/dx,d/dy,d/dz)  just take any test book and you will have grad X v = vorticity vector array. Read them and plot in tec or fieldview or any other.
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yes sir i got it now

time vs velocity grpah
i have used a udf to get a sinusoidal velocity input. can any one please show how can i use this data files from fluent to tec plot to get a time vs velocity graph so i can see if its varying sinusoidally or not.

I would advise you against using the tecplot build in function. We have found that its vorticity calculation is far inferior to the one done within the code! Your best approach is to compute it from the velocity field yourself, and have tecplot just display it!

Cfdnewbie’s comment above is correct  older versions of Tecplot 360 were not as accurate as they should have been in the calculation of vorticity.
However, the release of Tecplot 360 2012 reworked the calculations at the boundary nodes resulting in an improvement in the accuracy of the vorticity result. Scott http://www.tecplot.com/Solutions/Pro...ecplot360.aspx 
A real problem in techpolt
Hey everybody....
I have got a big problem with Techplot. I have the results of vorticity in in my domain in CFX. However, when i export to it to *.CSV and then convert it to *.DAT the Techplot gives me connectivity error. Amazingly, the velocity of the same domain (or plane) can be shown in techplot without any problem... can anyone tell me why? Does the Techplot have some problem with vorticity data....PLZ note that every bit of the files of the vorticity and velocity are the same, except the velocity is replaced vorticity. thanks in advance 
vorticity in a cylindrical coordinate
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Hi Wang,
I would try the coordinate transformation from cylindrical to rectangular and then calculate the vorticity. Alternate way is to calculate the vorticity directly in the cylindrical coordinates. 
Thankyou very much!
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How i get the streamline plot and total pressure plot in techplot? pls help me i am beginer, i have portable techplot 360 2009 R1 12.0.0.4231.
I also go to anlyze then calculate variable but there is no option for total pressure and stream line plot. 
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