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Calculate Volumes of Cells

Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 6:19 pm
by jesse.johns
Hello,

An option to computer the cell volumes similar to Serpent 1's:

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-checkvolumes
would be excellent for verification of inputs and dimensions. This would also be helpful for printing out the interface volumes before had, too, for post-processing. I currently have a separate binary that I use where I modified printinterfaceoutput.c to do that for me. I notice there's a MATLAB output option, but that's pretty memory heavy for large problems - and I don't need it printed out with every run.

Thanks,

Jesse

Re: Calculate Volumes of Cells

Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2015 4:04 pm
by Ville Valtavirta
Hi Jesse,

do you mean specifically geometry cell volumes? Total material volumes should be already printed out by

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-checkvolumes <N_points> 
-Ville

Re: Calculate Volumes of Cells

Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2015 6:44 pm
by jesse.johns
Hi Ville,

Yes, I specifically mean the cell volumes. It's easy enough to make many unique materials, then compute the material volumes - which then correspond to the cell volume. Since this is a process I do quite regularly, I figured it might be a useful suggestion. I often deal with pretty complex 3D geometries, so this helps with my verifications to ensure everything is built correctly. I had looked at the portion of code for computing the material volumes and there didn't seem to be an easy way out for me to modify it, hah.

Jesse

Re: Calculate Volumes of Cells

Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2015 9:50 am
by Jaakko Leppänen
The reason I originally chose not to include the cell volumes is that there are many ways to build a geometry in such way that the actual cell names are not apparent to the user. Would it be enough if the volumes were printed for cells defined using actual cell cards?

Re: Calculate Volumes of Cells

Posted: Thu Sep 03, 2015 1:06 am
by jesse.johns
Ahh, right. Especially with region divisions.

That considered, I think it might not be as useful, generally, as I had thought. The material definitions do allow one the flexibility to essentially determined how the volume is computed.