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[Question #707368]: Export wall for Paraview


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i ran the oedometer tutorial in yade. I want to visualise it in paraview so i use VTKRecorder to export all the parameters. but there is no vtk/vtp file generated for wall element (plate is used as a wall). Please help me how to export wall to visulaise in paraview. Here the script i modified:

readParamsFromTable(rMean=.05, rRelFuzz=.3, maxLoad=1e6, minLoad=1e4)
# make rMean, rRelFuzz, maxLoad accessible directly as variables later
from yade.params.table import *

# create box with free top, and ceate loose packing inside the box
from yade import pack, plot, qtv
O.bodies.append(geom.facetBox((.5, .5, .5), (.5, .5, .5), wallMask=31))
sp = pack.SpherePack()
sp.makeCloud((0, 0, 0), (1, 1, 1), rMean=rMean, rRelFuzz=rRelFuzz)

O.engines = [
        # sphere, facet, wall
        InsertionSortCollider([Bo1_Sphere_Aabb(), Bo1_Facet_Aabb(), Bo1_Wall_Aabb()]),
                # the loading plate is a wall, we need to handle sphere+sphere, sphere+facet, sphere+wall
                [Ig2_Sphere_Sphere_ScGeom(), Ig2_Facet_Sphere_ScGeom(), Ig2_Wall_Sphere_ScGeom()],
        NewtonIntegrator(gravity=(0, 0, -9.81), damping=0.5),
        # the label creates an automatic variable referring to this engine
        # we use it below to change its attributes from the functions called
        PyRunner(command='checkUnbalanced()', realPeriod=2, label='checker'),
        # save data for Paraview
        VTKRecorder(fileName='3d-vtk-', recorders=['all'], iterPeriod=1000),
O.dt = .5 * PWaveTimeStep()
# the following checkUnbalanced, unloadPlate and stopUnloading functions are all called by the 'checker'
# (the last engine) one after another; this sequence defines progression of different stages of the
# simulation, as each of the functions, when the condition is satisfied, updates 'checker' to call
# the next function when it is run from within the simulation next time

# check whether the gravity deposition has already finished
# if so, add wall on the top of the packing and start the oedometric test
def checkUnbalanced():
	# at the very start, unbalanced force can be low as there is only few contacts, but it does not mean the packing is stable
	if O.iter < 5000:
	# the rest will be run only if unbalanced is < .1 (stabilized packing)
	if unbalancedForce() > .1:
	# add plate at the position on the top of the packing
	# the maximum finds the z-coordinate of the top of the topmost particle
	O.bodies.append(wall(max([b.state.pos[2] + b.shape.radius for b in O.bodies if isinstance(b.shape, Sphere)]), axis=2, sense=-1))
	global plate  # without this line, the plate variable would only exist inside this function
	plate = O.bodies[-1]  # the last particles is the plate
	# Wall objects are "fixed" by default, i.e. not subject to forces
	# prescribing a velocity will therefore make it move at constant velocity (downwards)
	plate.state.vel = (0, 0, -.1)
	# start plotting the data now, it was not interesting before
	O.engines = O.engines + [PyRunner(command='addPlotData()', iterPeriod=200)]
	# next time, do not call this function anymore, but the next one (unloadPlate) instead
	checker.command = 'unloadPlate()'

def unloadPlate():
	# if the force on plate exceeds maximum load, start unloading
	if abs(O.forces.f(plate.id)[2]) > maxLoad:
		plate.state.vel *= -1
		# next time, do not call this function anymore, but the next one (stopUnloading) instead
		checker.command = 'stopUnloading()'

def stopUnloading():
	if abs(O.forces.f(plate.id)[2]) < minLoad:
		# O.tags can be used to retrieve unique identifiers of the simulation
		# if running in batch, subsequent simulation would overwrite each other's output files otherwise
		# d (or description) is simulation description (composed of parameter values)
		# while the id is composed of time and process number
		plot.saveDataTxt(O.tags['d.id'] + '.txt')

def addPlotData():
	if not isinstance(O.bodies[-1].shape, Wall):
	Fz = O.forces.f(plate.id)[2]
	plot.addData(Fz=Fz, w=plate.state.pos[2] - plate.state.refPos[2], unbalanced=unbalancedForce(), i=O.iter)

# besides unbalanced force evolution, also plot the displacement-force diagram
plot.plots = {'i': ('unbalanced',), 'w': ('Fz',)}

Thanks in advance

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