In postprocessing a turbomachinery solution, it is often desirable to display contours on surfaces of constant spanwise coordinate, and then project these contours onto a plane. This permits easier evaluation of the contours, especially for surfaces that are highly three-dimensional.
Steps for Generating Turbo 2D Contour Plots
You can display contours using the Turbo 2D Contours panel (Figure 28.9.8).
Turbo 2D Contours...
The basic steps for generating a turbo 2D contour plot are as follows:
| If shroud and hub are the curved surfaces, the iso-surface very close to them may contain void spaces as
FLUENT displays only a plane cut surface.
First select the desired category in the upper list; you may then select a related quantity in the lower list. (See Section 28.9.7 for a list of turbomachinery-specific variables, and see Chapter 30 for an explanation of the variables in the list.)
The resulting display will include the specified number of contours of the selected variable, with the magnitude on each one determined by equally incrementing between the values shown in the Min and Max fields.
Contour Plot Options
Depending on the type of contour plot you want to display, select appropriate choice under Options. These options are the same as those in the standard Contours panel. See Section 28.1.2 for details about using them.