Fluent – Nodal Values or not – Outlet Profile

    • haa25


      I am working on simulating flow through an axisymmetric porous pipe, and I wanted to see how uniform the flow is. When I see the vector plots, I get a different value for velocity magnitude - in the range 1.1 to 1.5. When I get the facet max/min, I get somewhere from - 1.6 - 1.8.

      When I use xy plots, I can get either result depending on whether I click the option "nodal values" but I don't know which one is more meaningful physically. Does anyone have any insight on this?



    • Keyur Kanade
      Ansys Employee

      fluent uses cell center values. 

      please check help documentation for more info on face max/min. the link is below. 

      also below is video on post processing. 




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