A topoSetCellSource to select cells whose cell centre enclosed by a given searchableSurface.


Operand Type Location
input triSurfaceMesh $FOAM_CASE/constant/triSurface/<file>
output cellSet $FOAM_CASE/constant/polyMesh/sets/<set>


Example of the searchableSurfaceToCell topoSet by using actions sub-dictionary in system/topoSetDict file:

    // Mandatory (inherited) entries
    name        <name>;
    type        cellSet;
    action      <action>;

    // Mandatory entries
    source      searchableSurfaceToCell;
    surfaceType <surfaceTypeName>;

    // Optional entries
    surfaceName <surfaceName>;

where the entries mean:

Property Description Type Required Default
name Name of cellSet word yes -
type Type name: cellSet word yes -
action Action applied on cells - see below word yes -
source Source name: searchableSurfaceToCell word yes -
surfaceType The searchable surface type word yes -
surfaceName Name for the IOobject word no mesh-name

Options for the action entry:

new      | Create a new cellSet from selected cells
add      | Add selected cells into this cellSet
subtract | Remove selected cells from this cellSet

Further information


Source code:


  • Introduced in version v1812

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