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TECPLOT

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Basic Information

File-Type

tecplot

Version

9*

Description-Date

July 2004

Significance of the File

contains grid and optionally the values of physical measures and is the standard format for the visualization software Tecplot.

File-Contents (in Catchwords)

  1. title
  2. Variables, meaning the names of the coordinates and the physical measures
  3. one or more zones; each zone can e.g. contain the data of one time step. Zones may refer either to finite differences grids or to finite elements grids. The files used in the BAW-DH refer to FE grids and contain:
    • zone name
    • number of nodes and number of elements,
      way of sorting (FEPOINT = FE grid, node sorted, meaning in a row all variables of a node) and element types
    • node coordinates and the values of the physical measures at the nodes
    • connectivity table

Chapter 4 of the Tecplot User Manual (s. $PROGHOME/examples/Tecplot/manuals/tecplot_um.pdf) contains a complete description of the file format including e.g. text strings, geometric elements, labels and auxiliary data.

Programs using this Type of File

IO_VOLUME,Tecplot

Additional Information

Language

Fortran90

File-Form

FORMATTED

File-Access

SEQUENTIAL

File-Extension

.dat

WRITE-Subroutine(s)/Module(s)

$PROGHOME/fortran/lib/volume/*/mod_m_volume_tecplot_asc.f90

READ-Subroutine(s)/Module(s)

-

Original Version

P. Schade

Maintenance

P. Schade

Example-File

$PROGHOME/examples/Tecplot/*plt.dat


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