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XY plot output for time-dependent simulation?

Question asked by Matt Langford on Oct 21, 2015
Latest reply on Nov 14, 2018 by Matt Langford

I have a time-dependent simulation of a propeller (sliding mesh) operating in a non-uniform inflow. I would like to extract XY plots of pressure vs. Y on the blade surface at multiple radii for each time step (I have solution outputs at 360 time steps). Other than manually loading each of the 360 solutions and exporting the plot data, what are my options?

 

-"Batch process results" seems to be of limited value, because it only allows batch processing of multiple projects, not multiple solutions at different time steps within a given project

-"Create animation" is no use, because XY plots are not a valid Result for animation (only cut plots/surface plots/isosurfaces/etc are available), and this wouldn't generate data output anyway, just a visual plot

-Setting thousands of Point Goals and re-running the simulation, then copying the Goal Table would work in theory, but I don't know any practical way to generate these points

 

Exporting point data over multiple time steps seems like a fundamental feature for any CFD code claiming to support time-dependent analyses, yet I'm falling short at achieving this.

 

Thanks!

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