Probe

Static probes are points inside a fluid domain that record the time-evolution of local fluid properties (e.g. velocity, pressure, vorticity, energy dissipation rate, etc.). For static probes, users specify a probe location and a probe sampling time interval. The data is printed to a probeData file. The position of static probes remains constant over the duration of a simulation.

Location

Probe Location, [Template units]

Sample Interval Time

Sample interval, [Seconds]

Moving Probe

Moving probes are dynamic points inside a fluid domain that record the time-evolution of local fluid properties (e.g. velocity, pressure, vorticity, energy dissipation rate, etc.). For moving probes, users specify an injection location and injection time. Moving probe data is printed at the same frequency as the slice output, and recorded in a movingProbeData file. Moving probes can be assigned a diameter and density, or can be treated as massless tracer particles should either value be zero.

Starting Location

Probe Location [Template Units]

Start Time

Start time [seconds]

Diameter

Diameter of moving probe [Template Units]

Density

Density of moving probe [kg/m 3 ]