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Registered: ‎06-26-2012

Automating Force/Moment Results

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06-26-2012 08:19 AM

I'm trying to do an analysis on a fan in Autodesk Simulation CFD 2013. I'm looking for the forces and moments on different parts of the fan blades, and the only tool I can find that gives me that is the Wall Results.

 

The problem: I would like to run the same simulation on several materials and different speeds, perhaps even different blade sizes, etc, but I cannot figureo out how to get the Wall results to save to a spreadsheet in the Design Center during Automation. Is there a way to automate the saving of these results and write them all to a spreadsheet?

 

On a side note, when I automate several designs, I have to individually open each one to for it to calculate its results and add them to the Decision Center. Before I touch them, there is a symbol with a horizontal double headed arrow pointing left and right over the Design in the Design Study List. I assume there is a way to make these add automatically, perhaps an order thing, but I can't figure it out.

 

Thank you!

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marco.mueller
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Re: Automating Force/Moment Results

06-27-2012 12:07 AM in reply to: whg429

Hi,

 

if you use a rotating region there is a table automatically safed for each time step with forces and so on for each rotating region. It should be inside the scenario folder or is also accessible via the ribbon interface.

 

Marco

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Re: Automating Force/Moment Results

07-04-2012 03:22 AM in reply to: marco.mueller

Marco,

 

Thanks. I'm planning on using those results as well, but they are a net summary. I'm looking for forces on specific surfaces, so I'm trying to use the Wall Calculator.

 

I'm also looking for the torque, but I'm not really sure how to define the moment axis on a rotating body. Or at all frankly, since the axis is not x, y, or z. Is there a tool to pick a part and find the coordinates parts of it?

 

-William

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