Block Format Keyword Defines gauges.


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node_ID         shell_ID DIST    


Field Contents SI Unit Example
gauge_ID Gauge identifier.

(Integer, maximum 10 digits)

unit_ID Unit Identifier.

(Integer, maximum 10 digits)

gauge_title Gauge title.

(Character, maximum 100 characters)

node_ID Node identifier.


shell_ID Shell identifier.


DIST Distance between gauge and shell surface.
> 0
Gauge in the side pointed by normal of shell surface.
< 0
Gauge in the opposite side of the normal of shell surface.

Default = 0 (Real)

[ m ]


  1. Pressure gauges can be defined by:
    • A node using a node identifier (node_ID > 0), or
    • A shell element (shell_ID) and a distance (DIST). In this case node_ID must be equal to 0.
  2. Pressure gauges have a few restrictions:
    • Only 4-node shells can be used for shell_ID
    • For Coupled Euler Lagrange interface only - shells (shell_ID) must be used with a distance (DIST) greater than interface TYPE18 gap
    • For Finite Volume Method only - nodes (node_ID) must be used