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Results

Press the Results button in the Workflow to extract information from the simulation. In order to find information that can be readily used, first press Evaluate Results. AIM will automatically calculate the solution and evaluate the results. Once the evaluation is complete, AIM will automatically output a velocity vector field in the Results section under Objects. The arrows in the velocity vector field are initially too small to see.


Select the velocity Vector to edit its settings. Change Symbol distribution to Based on mesh, set the Symbol length to Constant and press Evaluate. If desired, change the value At every Nth item to more than 1 and change the Symbol sizing in the Appearance section to alter how big the arrows are. Press the play button in the model window to see how these velocity vectors develop over time. The image below is created by creating a plane which bisects the flow and is set to be the location for our velocity vectors. In order to create a plane select the Add plane button in the top right of the model window (shown below) and use the arrows to drag it to the middle of the boxTravel back to the velocity vector and change the location to the newly created plane.

To plot the pressure change, a contour on the mid-plane of the flow volume will most accurately represent a pressure contour of the flow. Select Contour in the Add menu, choose the newly created plane to map the contour onto, and assign the Variable to be Total Pressure.

The same thing can be done to plot the velocity change as a contour. Repeat the steps above to create the contour, but make the variable Velocity Magnitude instead of Total Pressure. In the Appearance section change the Coloring to Banded and the Number of colors to 20.



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