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32.9.3 Report/Forces...

The Report/Forces... menu item opens the Force Reports panel.



Force Reports Panel


The Force Reports panel allows you to compute the forces along a specified vector, moments about a specified center, and the coordinates of the center of pressure for selected wall zones. See Section  29.3 for details.

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Controls

Options   contains radio buttons that control computation of the forces, moments, or center of pressure.
Forces   enables the computation of the pressure and viscous forces.

Moments   enables the computation of the pressure and viscous moments.

Center of Presure   enables the computation of the average location of the pressure.

Force Vector   contains the components of the force vector. This label is visible when the Forces radio button is active.
X,Y,Z   are the components of the force vector along which the forces will be computed.

Moment Center   contains the Cartesian coordinates of the moment center. This label is visible when the Moments radio button is active.
X,Y,Z   are the Cartesian coordinates of the moment center about which moments will be computed.

Coordinate   contains the value of the Cartesian coordinate that is fixed. This label is visible when the Center of Pressure radio button is active.
X,Y,Z   are the Cartesian coordinates, one of which will be fixed.

Value   is the point where the selected Cartesian coordinate will be fixed.

Wall Zones   contains a selectable list of wall zones. The force or moment information is printed for each zone, and then a total force or moment for all the zones is presented.

Wall Name Pattern   specifies the pattern to look for in the names of wall zones. Type the pattern in the text field and click Match to select (or deselect) the zones in the Wall Zones list with names that match the specified pattern. See Section  29.3.2 for information about matching additional characters using * and ?.

Print   displays(in the console) the pressure, viscous (if appropriate), and total forces or moments, and the pressure, viscous, and total force coefficients along the specified force vector or moment center for the selected wall zones. The centerof pressure coordinates will print to the console when the Center of Pressure option is activated.

Write...   opens the Select File dialog box, which you can use to save the reported values to a file.


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