In addition to MADCAP, GMAN, and CFPOST, several pre- and post-processing utilities are supplied as part of the Wind-US tools distribution. None of these are required in order to run Wind-US, but may be useful when preparing input files and/or examining the results for a Wind-US run.
Another very useful utility is CGNSview , developed as part of the CGNS project . CGNSview is a viewer/editor for CGNS files (which are similar to Wind-US common files), and allows access to any node in the file using a Windows-like GUI with a collapsible node tree. Nodes and data may be added, deleted, and modified. CGNSview is not part of the Wind-US tools distribution, but instead is part of the CGNStools package, available from http://cgns.github.io/ .
The PDF form of the Wind-US Utilities Guide (1.2M, 97 pages) was created using pdfTeX and the hyperref package, and is designed to be printed. The PDF file may be viewed and/or printed using a variety of freely available software packages, including Acrobat Reader , GhostScript , and xpdf .
The HTML form of the Wind-US Utilities Guide is designed for interactive use, and the contents are listed below.
|adf_revert||Convert a common flow (.cfl) file created by Wind-US 3.0 to one that can be read by Wind-US 2.0.|
|cfaverage||Average multiple common flow (.cfl) files.|
|cfbeta||Add zones to a common grid (.cgd) or common flow (.cfl) file that are symmetric to existing zones.|
|cfcnvt||Convert between common files and various other file types.|
|cfcombine||Combine multiple structured zones in a common grid (.cgd) or common flow (.cfl) file into a single zone.|
|cflistnum||List zone sizes and grid units in a common file.|
|cfpart||Partition a single-zone unstructured grid into multiple zones.|
|cfreorder||Re-order and/or delete zones in a common grid (.cgd) or common flow (.cfl) file.|
|cfreset_iter||Reset the iteration count in a common flow (.cfl) file to zero.|
|cfspart||Re-partition unstructured common flow (.cfl) and boundary data (.tda) files.|
|cfsplit||Split a structured zone (or zones) in a common grid (.cgd) or common flow (.cfl) file into multiple zones.|
|decompose||Split a Wind-US structured grid system and, optionally, the corresponding flow file, into smaller grid zones to improve the parallel processing efficiency.|
|fpro||Operate on data in common flow (.cfl) files.|
|gpro||Operate on data in common grid (.cgd) files.|
|jormak||Find boundary points in a common grid (.cgd) file, and create a journal file containing subset information for CFPOST or PLOT3D.|
|mpigetnzone||Get number of zones in a common grid (.cgd) file.|
|recombine||Convert a "split" structured common flow (.cfl) file, originally created by decompose, back to the original grid system.|
|resplt.pl||Create GENPLOT files containing convergence data from a list output (.lis) file.|
|thplt||Create GENPLOT files containing time history data from a time history (.cth) file. This utility must be used with .cth files created using the improved time history capability introduced in Wind alpha 5.52.|
|tmptrn||Create a point-by-point wall temperature distribution and/or boundary layer transition data, and write it into the common flow (.cfl) file, for use with Wind-US's TTSPEC keyword.|
|USintrpltQ||Interpolate solution from one unstructured grid to another.|
|windpar||Compute an estimate of the potential for parallel speed-up
of a particular Wind-US case as a function of the number of
processors, based on the likely number of grid points per
|cfappend||Append one common file to another. Use cfcnvt instead.|
|resplt.exe||Old Fortran version of the resplt utility used to
create GENPLOT files containing
convergence data from a list output (.lis) file.
The resplt command now defaults to the Perl script
version of this utility.
|adfedit||View (as text) the structure and contents of ADF files. Use CGNSview instead.|
|b4wind||Convert between various types of grid and solution files, and/or compute an initial flow field.|
|cfnav||Explore the contents of common files via textual output. Use CGNSview instead.|
|cfrevert||Convert a common flow (.cfl) file created by Wind-US 2.0 to one that can be read by Wind-US 1.0.|
|cfsequence||Remove grid points from a structured common grid (.cgd) or common flow (.cfl) file.|
|cfsubset||Remove specified grid points from a structured common grid (.cgd) or common flow (.cfl) file.|
|cfunsequence||Add grid points to a structured common flow (.cfl) file.|
|cfview||View (as text) the structure and contents of common files. Use CGNSview instead.|
|chmgr||Create and manipulate chemistry (.chm) files.|
|gridvel||Read the output from a 6DOF program and use that information to set grid velocities in a common grid (.cgd) file.|
|timplt||Create GENPLOT files containing time history data from a time history (.cth) file. This utility must be used with .cth files created using versions of the flow solver prior to Wind 5.52.|
|usplit-hybrid||Split a single-zone unstructured common grid (.cgd) file into multiple zones. Use cfpart instead.|
The complete Wind-US Utilities Guide in HTML form is also available for installation on a local system. This is a gzip'ed tar file (748K, 1.2M gunzip'ed), and may be downloaded by clicking on the link while holding down the shift key, assuming your browser supports this capability. A dialogue box will appear for you to specify the directory and file name. To unpack the contents, do
gunzip -c utilities.tar.gz | tar xvf -The files will be extracted and stored in the directory utilities. Point your browser to the local file utilities/index.html to display the Wind-US Utilities Guide home page. Note that this does not include the PDF form of the manual. Note also that some links, to other manuals, etc., may not work.
Last updated 26 Aug 2015