Step by step guide
Step 2 — First, the blades need to be transformed from the cylinder- or disk-like arrangement to a straight rectangular block. This is done by the filter Turbo Unwrap. You should see the icon of the filter in the toolbar. Note that the filter is available (i.e. coloured and clickable) only when the data selected in “Pipeline browser” are of the type “Multi-block Dataset” (see panel “Information”, section “Statistics”).
Figure: Interaction with the interactive Clip manipulator when separating a single blade of a pump transformed by Turbo Blade Post / Turbo Unwrap filter. The blades are colored by static pressure calculated by TCFD using OpenFOAM.
Figure: Settings of the filter Contour applied on a isolated pump blade transformed by Turbo Blade Post / Turbo Unwrap filter.
Figure: Static pressure field and contours on an isolated blade transformed by Turbo Blade Post / Turbo Unwrap filter. The pressure data have been calculated by TCFD using OpenFOAM. Left is the pressure side, right the suction side of the blade.