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*FACE PRINT

Keyword type: step

This option is used to print selected facial variables in file jobname.dat. It only makes sense for 3D fluid calculations. The following variables can be selected:

The drag stresses are printed in the integration points of the faces. The output lists the element, the local face number, the integration point, the x-, y- and z- component of the surface stress vector in the global coordinate system, the normal component, the shear component and the global coordinates of the integration point.

There are three parameters, FREQUENCYF, SURFACE and TIME POINTS. The parameter SURFACE is required, defining the facial surface for which the drag stresses are to be printed. If this card is omitted, no values are printed. Several *FACE PRINT cards can be used within one and the same step.

The parameters FREQUENCYf and TIME POINTS are mutually exclusive.

The parameter FREQUENCYF is optional, and applies to nonlinear calculations where a step can consist of several increments. Default is FREQUENCYF=1, which indicates that the results of all increments will be stored. FREQUENCYF=N with N an integer indicates that the results of every Nth increment will be stored. The final results of a step are always stored. If you only want the final results, choose N very big. The value of N applies to *EL FILE, *ELPRINT, *NODE FILE, *NODE PRINT, *FACE PRINT and *CONTACT PRINT. If the FREQUENCYF parameter is used for more than one of these keywords with conflicting values of N, the last value applies to all. A FREQUENCYF parameter stays active across several steps until it is overwritten by another FREQUENCYF value or the TIME POINTS parameter.

With the parameter TIME POINTS a time point sequence can be referenced, defined by a *TIME POINTS keyword. In that case, output will be provided for all time points of the sequence within the step and additionally at the end of the step. No other output will be stored and the FREQUENCYF parameter is not taken into account. Within a step only one time point sequence can be active. If more than one is specified, the last one defined on any of the keyword cards *NODE FILE, *EL FILE, *NODE PRINT or *EL PRINT will be active. The TIME POINTS option should not be used together with the DIRECT option on the procedure card. The TIME POINTS parameters stays active across several steps until it is replaced by another TIME POINTS value or the FREQUENCYF parameter.

The first occurrence of an *FACE PRINT keyword card within a step wipes out all previous facial variable selections for print output. If no *FACE PRINT card is used within a step the selections of the previous step apply, if any.


First line:

Second line:

Example:

*FACE PRINT,SURFACE=S1
DRAG

requests the storage of the drag stresses for the faces belonging to (facial) set N1 in the .dat file.


Example files: fluid2.


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guido dhondt 2012-10-06