Define/Turbo Topology... menu item opens the
Turbo Topology panel.
Turbo Topology Panel
Turbo Topology panel allows you to define the topology for a turbomachinery application, so that you can use the turbomachinery-specific postprocessing features described in Section
28.9. See Section
28.9.1 for details about the items below.
Turbo Topology Name
specifies the name of the new topology.
contains radio buttons for the topology boundaries to be defined.
specifies the definition for the wall zone(s) forming the lower boundary of the flow passage (generally toward the axis of rotation of the machine).
specifies the definition of the wall zone(s) forming the upper boundary of the flow passage (away from the axis of rotation of the machine).
specifies the definition of the periodic boundary zone(s) on the circumferential boundaries of the flow passage.
Theta Min, Theta Max
specify the definition of the wall zones at the minimum and maximum angular (
) positions on a circumferential boundary.
specifies the definition of the inlet zone(s) through which the flow enters the passage.
specifies the definition of the outlet zone(s) through which the flow exits the passage.
specifies the definition of the wall zone(s) that defines the blade(s) (if any). Note that these zones cannot be attached to the circumferential boundaries. For this situation, use
Theta Min and
Theta Max to define the blade.
contains a selectable list of the available surfaces, from which you can select the surface(s) that represent the boundary selected under
Surface Name Pattern
specifies the pattern to look for in the names of surfaces. Type the pattern in the text field and click
Match to select (or deselect) the zones in the
Surfaces list with names that match the specified pattern. See Section
28.9.1 for information about matching additional characters using
contains a selectable list of types of surfaces. If you select (or deselect) an item in this list, all surfaces of that type will be selected (or deselected) automatically in the
defines the new topology. If you have selected an existing topology the
Define button is replaced by the
draws the defined topology in the active graphics window.