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4.12.3 ANSYS Files

Export to ANSYS can only be invoked using the file/export/ansys text command. You will be prompted to enter an Ansys file name and the Zone to Export.

You have the option of exporting data at specified intervals during the calculation through the Solver/Execute Commands... menu option. See Section  4.12.18 for the complete details.

The file written is an ANSYS results file with a .rfl extension. This file preserves the cell zones defined in FLUENT. The ANSYS file is a single file containing coordinates, connectivity, and the scalars listed below:

"x-velocity'', "y-velocity'', "z-velocity'', "pressure'',
"temperature'', "turb-kinetic-energy'', "turb-diss-rate'',
"density'', "viscosity-turb'', "viscosity-lam'', "viscosity-eff'',
"thermal-conductivity-lam'', "thermal-conductivity-eff'',
"total-pressure'', "total-temperature'', "pressure-coefficient'',
"mach-number'', "stream-function'', "heat-flux'',
"heat-transfer-coef'', "wall-shear'', "specific-heat-cp''


Export to ANSYS is available on a limited number of platforms (aix43, aix51, alpha hpux10p8, hpux11, irix65, irix65_mips4, and ultra).

To read this file into ANSYS, do the following:

1.   In ANSYS, go to General Postproc $\longrightarrow$ Data and File Options and read the .rfl file generated from FLUENT.

2.   Go to Results Summary and click on the first line in the upcoming panel. You will see some information listed in the ANSYS Output window displaying geometry information.

3.   In the small ANSYS Input window, enter the following command:


4.   In the ANSYS MULTIPHYSICS UTILITY menu, select Plot and then Nodes or Elements, including the nodal solution under Results in the drop-down list.

file/export/ansys file name list-of-zones ()

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