TCFD® Workflow Example


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TCFD® Workflow

TCFD® workflow is fully automated - from initial data to final engineering results. TCFD® is available both for Linux and Windows operation systems. TCFD® can be run in graphical interface (based ParaView) or in command line. TCFD® supports a network run, or running on clusters and clouds. TCFD® is unlimited in terms of users, jobs, or cores. TCFD® can run the whole workflow by a single command: data input, new case is written down, mesh is created, case is set-up, case is simulated, results are evaluated and results report is written down. The added value of TCFD® is it supports engineers and designers in their real value added work. TCFD® is fully automated and the beauty of TCFD® is that it is the user who decides how deep to dive into a CFD. And all the options remain open at the same time.




TCFD® Input Data

The input data for TCFD® can be either the surface model or the external mesh.
  1. Surface model - TCFD® input can be a surface CAD model and physical settings in the configuration file .tcfd. Then the mesh is created in snappyHexMesh. The configuration file can be either created manually (e.g. modifying existing tutorial), or configuration file can be created from a scratch in a TCFD® graphical interface. TCFD® configuration file settings are described in TCFD® Manual.
  2. External mesh - TCFD® input can be an external mesh and physical settings in the configuration file .tcfd. The external mesh prefered file format is MSH - a Fluent mesh. The configuration file can be either created manually (e.g. modifying existing tutorial), or configuration file can be created from a scratch in a TCFD® graphical interface. TCFD® configuration file settings are described in TCFD® Manual.

Turbomachinery CFD input output example


TCFD® Output Data

HTML Report - each simulation performed by TCFD® has its report in web responsive .html format.

Turbo Blade Post - all simulation results can be analyzed in detail using Turbo Blade Post - visual postprocessor for rotating machinery.

Total Integral Values - all the total integral values are evaluated immediately during the simulation and are located in:
./postProcessing/efficiency/0/efficiency.csv

Integral Values per Interfaces - all the integral values per interfaces are evaluated immediately during the simulation and are located in:
./postProcessing/*/*/interfaces.csv




TCFD® Windows Installation

In Windows the TCFD® Windows version is installed. No additional settings are needed. TCFD® is ready to run imediatelly after its installation is finished. TCFD® tutorials can be downloaded in download cases section. See also Turbomachinery CFD Manual PDF.




TCFD® Linux Installation

In Linux, the installation is very simple, just extract the TCFD® Linux package:

 $ bash TCFD-18.06v1-r980-linux64-install.sh -install  
and then source the system variables (with every new terminal, or add this to your .bashrc for permanent usage, or create an alias):
 $  source ../OpenFOAM-dev/etc/bashrc-release 
TCFD® tutorials can be downloaded in download cases section.
See also Turbomachinery CFD Manual PDF.



TCFD® in Graphical Interface

TCFD® Graphical Interface (GUI) is based on ParaView. At first the configuration file .tcfd is loaded or created. The the TCFDManager filter is used for running a simulation.






TCFD® in Terminal Run Examples



Example 1 :
Fan Tutorial - run all the process

  1. Workflow is the same both in Windows and Linux. Just create new directory e.g. fan-cfd-simulation and copy (extract) the fan tutorial input files into this directory.
  2. Open the terminal in this directory. Or navigate in terminal into this directory.
  3. Start the whole workflow by single one command:
     $  CFDProcessor -setup fan.tcfd -allrun
  4. And all the process is done automatically: new case is written into default case name ofcase0, mesh is created, case is set-up, case is simulated, results are evaluated and report is written down
  5. When simulation is finished the final result's report is written down immediately.



Example 2 :
Fan Tutorial - write custom case name and create mesh

  1. Same as Example 1 and run the following command:
     $  CFDProcessor -setup fan.tcfd -dir myFirstFan -write -mesh



Example 3 :
Fan Tutorial - run simulation, evaluate results and create report

  1. Same as Example 1 + Example 2 and run the following command:
     $  CFDProcessor -setup fan.tcfd -dir myFirstFan -calc -report


Example 4 :
Fan Tutorial - help information

  1. For getting help information to see full options run the following command:
     $  CFDProcessor -help






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