Report/Forces... menu item opens the
Force Reports panel.
Force Reports Panel
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.
contains radio buttons that control computation of the forces, moments, or center of pressure.
enables the computation of the pressure and viscous forces.
enables the computation of the pressure and viscous moments.
Center of Presure
enables the computation of the average location of the pressure.
contains the components of the force vector. This label is visible when the
Forces radio button is active.
are the components of the force vector along which the forces will be computed.
contains the Cartesian coordinates of the moment center. This label is visible when the
Moments radio button is active.
are the Cartesian coordinates of the moment center about which moments will be computed.
contains the value of the Cartesian coordinate that is fixed. This label is visible when the
Center of Pressure radio button is active.
are the Cartesian coordinates, one of which will be fixed.
is the point where the selected Cartesian coordinate will be fixed.
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
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.