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Post-processing results from a FEM analysis

Post-processing results from a FEM analysis

As you all may already know, thanks to CONSELF you can run both CFD (Computational fluid dynamics) and FEM/FEA (Finite elements method) analysis on the cloud. Once these analysis are completed, you can download the results to your local computer and analyse them using PARAVIEW, a free software that represents a real standard in data analysis.

After discovering many feature of Paraview useful with CFD simulations, like forces, lift and drag calculation, we are going to discover how you can manipulate results from a FEM simulation. Paraview is in fact a great instrument since it allows to manage huge data-set with simple pre-configured  operations called “filters“. As you can see from the following video, thanks to a combination of these filters it’s possible to manipulate the results and obtain a combination of derived quantities and feedback useful to understand what happened in the simulation.

immagineA great possibility given by Paraview is also its capability of saving all the settings in a status file. By clicking under “File”, it’s possible to “Save State …” and save a pvsm file. This file saves the sequence of filters (operations) we applied to the file to manipulate the results. What is really nice about this feature is the possibility of repeat the same sequence on a different result data-set. To do so, just click on “Load State …” and open a previously saved pvsm file.

In this way, complex post-processing operations are actually performed just once and we can repeat them several time in a completely automatic work-flow.


CONSELF wants to make state of the art, cutting edge technology, available to every professional in the globe.

CFD and FEM simulation software is a very powerful tool, with its adoption optimization and innovation can be achieved in every field. To make this instrument accessible to everyone means lowering costs, but mainly to develop an infrastructure that favours a super-easy adoption by market new entrants.

CONSELF is highly committed and will pursue this goal working side by side with professional and industries to define the best strategies and solutions.

Ruggero Poletto –

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