ball cfd history command
Syntax
 ball cfd history <name s > keyword ...

Add a ball CFD history.
A history is a floating point variable that can be sampled and stored during a model run. The optional i directly following history creates a history with the specified ID. If not specified, then the next available history ID is used. Following one of the keywords given below, either 1) an additional id keyword followed by an integer id, or 2) an additional position keyword followed by a position vector v must be given to define the specific cfd ball. Review the common c history commands for details regarding the manipulation of histories.
 extra [ballcfdhistoryblock]
Take a history of an extra variable. Use index to specify the extra index and type to specify the type.
 force [ballcfdhistoryblock]
Magnitude of the force resulting from fluid interactions.
 xforce [ballcfdhistoryblock]
The \(x\)component of the force resulting from fluid interactions.
 yforce [ballcfdhistoryblock]
The \(y\)component of the force resulting from fluid interactions.
 zforce [ballcfdhistoryblock]
The \(z\)component of the force resulting from fluid interactions.
ball cfd history
Keyword Block
The following modifiers are available to specify addition information for the ball cfd history
keywords. They will not modify history values to which they are not applicable. In other words, the component keyword will not modify scalar or tensor values. extra
, force
, xforce
, yforce
and zforce
.
 component keyword
This keyword selects which scalar to retrieve from a vector type value, such as velocity or displacement. If the value type is not a vector, this setting is ignored. The available options are:
 x
Record the \(x\)component of the vector.
 y
Record the \(y\)component of the vector.
 z (3D ONLY)
Record the \(z\)component of the vector.
 magnitude
Record the vector magnitude.
 index i
For keywords that require it (most notably extra), this specifies the index that should be used.
 log b
If on, the returned number is the base 10 log of the absolute value of the original value. The default is off.
 quantity keyword
This keyword selects which scalar to retrieve from a symmetric tensor type value, such as stress or strain. If the value type is not a tensor, this setting is ignored. The available options are:
 intermediate (3D ONLY)
Record the intermediate principal value of the tensor.
 maximum
Record the maximum (most positive) principal value of the tensor. Note that compressive stresses are negative.
 mean
Record the mean value, defined as the trace of the tensor divided by { 2 in 2D; 3 in 3D}. For stresses this is most often referred to as the pressure.
 minimum
Record the minimum (most negative) principal value of the tensor. Note that compressive stresses are negative.
 norm
Record the norm of the full tensor. This is defined as the sum of each tensor component squared.
 octahedral (3D ONLY)
Record the octahedral measure of the tensor.
 shearmaximum
Record the maximum shear value.
 totalmeasure (3D ONLY)
Record the distance of the tensor value to the origin in principal space.
 volumetric
Record the volumetric change, or trace of the tensor.
 vonmises (3D ONLY)
Record the Von Mises measure.
 xx
Record the xxcomponent of the tensor.
 xy
Record the xycomponent of the tensor.
 xz (3D ONLY)
Record the xzcomponent of the tensor.
 yy
Record the yycomponent of the tensor.
 yz (3D ONLY)
Record the yzcomponent of the tensor.
 zz (3D ONLY)
Record the zzcomponent of the tensor.
 type keyword
In certain cases the type (scalar, vector, or tensor) of the value cannot necessarily be determined ahead of time. Extra variables, for example, can hold values of all three types. This keyword allows one to specify which type it is assumed to be. If the original value type does not match, 0.0 is returned.
 scalar
Specify a scalar float type.
 tensor
Specify a tensor type.
 vector
Specify a vector type.
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