Analyzing Internal Combustion Datasets

Tecplot 360 is flow visualization software that boosts your productivity and integrates into your workflows. It is highly interactive and flexible, delivering top-quality and easily adjustable 3D, 2D and XY-line plots in the most popular vector, raster and video formats. These robust capabilities make it easy to communicate your results to management, colleagues and stakeholders. In addition, an integrated Python API gives you direct access to your data so that you can automate your processes, and get to answers faster.

Tecplot for CONVERGE

Get up and running as fast as possible by watching this 20-minute video clip. The clip gives you a tour of Tecplot for CONVERGE in addition to showing you how to perform common analyses.

  • The post_convert utility – Skip post_convert and load post*.h5 (HDF5) files directly with CONVERGE 3.0 and later.
  • Loading cell-averaged output files
  • Parcels
  • Slices, iso-surfaces and streamtraces
  • Python scripting
  • Animation and movie file export

Tecplot for CONVERGE is included with your CONVERGE license, which is distributed and licensed by Convergent Science.

Visualizing IC Engines

Online Training: Tecplot 360 Basics

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This Getting Started session uses a CONVERGE dataset to show you basic capabilities of visualizing your results with Tecplot 360. This training covers:

  • Exporting CONVERGE data
  • Working with parcels
  • Isosurfaces
  • Slices
  • Streamtraces
  • Data extraction
  • Integration
  • Exporting animation and movie files

The dataset we will be working with can be downloaded from our Getting Started page Tecplot 360 Getting Started bundle.

Tecplot for CONVERGE vs. Full Version of Tecplot 360

Tecplot for CONVERGE is Tecplot 360 with just a few limitations. For example, the output file format supports CONVERGE-only, Python scripting with PyTecplot is GUI-only (no batch mode), and finally there is no access to Chorus or SZL Server. Reasons to Upgrade Tecplot for CONVERGE.

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