To display flow-field data on a specific plane in the domain, you will use a plane surface. You can create surfaces that cut through the solution domain along arbitrary planes only in 3D; this feature is not available in 2D.
There are six types of plane surfaces that you can create:
To create a plane surface, you will use the Plane Surface panel (Figure 27.6.1).
The steps for creating the plane surface are as follows:
To define a plane aligned with an existing surface, select Aligned With Surface, and then choose the surface in the Surfaces list and specify a single point using one of the first two methods described below in step 2.
To define a plane aligned with the view plane, select Aligned With View Plane, and then choose a single point using one of the first two methods described below in step 2.
To define a plane having a certain normal vector and passing through a specified point, select Point And Normal, and then specify the normal vector by entering values in the ix, iy, and iz fields under Normal, and a single point using one of the first two methods described below in step 2.
Note that the coordinates of the Points will be updated automatically when you use the second or third method described above.
| The surface name that you enter must begin with an alphabetical letter. If your surface name begins with any other character or number,
FLUENT will not accept the entry.
If you want to check that your new surface has been added to the list of all defined surfaces, or you want to delete or otherwise manipulate any surfaces, click on the Manage... button to open the Surfaces panel. See Section 27.11 for details.