Sharing Data in Tecplot Files

Data Sharing in Tecplot Files

“Sharing is good, and with digital technology, sharing is easy.” –Richard Stallman. Tecplot divides datasets into zones. These zones may represent different areas of the physical domain, the same physical domain at different time steps, or different results that you may wish to compare. The zones may also have different dimensionality; for example there may be a mixture of 3D volume zones that contain field variables and 2D surface zones […]

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Working with Unsteady Results

Today’s low-cost computational resources have fundamentally changed the way we approach modern technical challenges. In the world of CFD, one of the most dramatic changes has been the increasing use of unsteady (transient) simulations, which allows engineers and scientists to study moving machinery and turbulence flows more effectively. This article is designed to show you how to work more easily with unsteady results using the improved quantitative capabilities in the […]

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Printed Plots That Scream "WOW"

Here are 10 tips for creating publication quality plots that make an impact. The Tecplot 360 User’s Manual has chapters on all of the topics discussed below and can be found in our documentation. Explore the Plot Gallery with hundreds of plot examples. Learn the best way to share your results with key players. Choosing the right output formats, color and layout help you present your results more effectively in […]

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Quick Macro Panel Streamlines Repetitive Operations

Using the software for data analysis often requires algorithms with many repeated operations, and in some cases many different operations. Tecplot engineers have created a macro language to streamline these operations. Macros are recordable, easy to edit, and don’t require any development experience. Quick Macro Panel Some commonly used complex and repetitive algorithms (within the aerospace community) have been incorporated into a dynamic Tecplot 360 interface called the Quick Macro […]

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Tecplot Tip: How to insert CAD drawing into 3D flow field data

This Tip describes imposing a 3D wing model on 3D flow field in Tecplot 360. The 3D flow field data are obtained using Volumetric Three-Component Velocimetry (V3V) where the three components of the velocity vectors are measured in a 3D volume of 140X140X100 mm3. Figure 1 shows slices in x-z and y-z planes of the streamwise mean velocity over a periodically cambered plate at an angle of attack of 8 […]

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