Creation of wall shear stress streamline in Fluent

Hi everyone,

I need to create a streamline of wall shear stress, however in Fluent by default the streamlines are created of velocity. Is this possible to be done?

Thanks very much beforehand.

Kind regards,



  • RobRob UKForum Coordinator

    Wall shear stress is a wall value, so not sure how much help pathlines will be. Contours may be a better option.

  • Hi Rob,

    Thanks for your reply. So my objective is to clip this 3D surface (see below) through a line starting from the black circle and following the X-WSS gradient till the trailing edge, so I have it splitted in a top and bottom parts respectively.

    I need to do this in Fluent to export forces on both upper/lower part of the surface you see below. Do you have any suggestion on how to do this?

    Thanks a lot in advance.



  • RobRob UKForum Coordinator

    If you create an isosurface of WSS when the wall of interest is selected you'll see an edge created on the surface

    Oil flow may also be a better option within Pathlines

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