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If AcuFieldView is launched from AcuConsole, the default is to use the direct reader by selecting the desired problem.run.Log file. Once in AcuFieldView, a data file can be read using File > Data Input >AcuSolve [Direct Reader] > Browse to desired .Log file. Or if acuTrans or acuOut has been used to generate FieldView format data files: File > Data Input > AcuSolve [FV-UNS Export] > Browse to desired .fv file.
To get the nodal output on specific surfaces, indicate a non-zero value for 'Nodal time step frequency' or 'Nodal time frequency' under the SURFACE_OUTPUT command. Use 'acuTrans' as below to extract the nodal area and traction on the desired surface. The product of nodal area and nodal traction will be the nodal force components. acuTrans -osf -osfs "Wall" -osfv node,area,traction
The Lighthill stress tensor is constructed by taking derivatives of the velocity field. It is possible to build all terms of the Lighthill stress tensor within a post processing package (Fieldview, Ensight, or Paraview) by using the function calculator. To make this calculation efficient, it is suggested that the -extout flag is used on acuTrans when converting the solution to the post-processor format. This writes the velocity gradients to the file. The velocity gradients can then be assembled appropriately in the post processing package to form the Lighthill stress tensor without havin to compute each derivative in the post processor. The divergence of the Lighthill stress tensor is typically used for visualizing the acoustic source strength. Creating and animating isosurfaces of divT can provide insight into the acoustic source characteristics.