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How to use TECPLOT for interpreting T2 OUTPUT

Dear team,

I have a difficulties to interpret T2 output (P-T distribution) by using TECPLOT. I created 3-D model of geothermal reservoir with 968 elements. I got error after run the ext.exe, which downloaded from http://esd1.lbl.gov/research/projects/tough/licensing/free.html (described below).

 

 

What should I do? 

Thanks in advance for the response.

nb: please see the OUTPUT T2 file in attachment. 

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  • Hi Ichwan,

    You need to have a separate file MESH (with blocks ELEME and CONNE) in the working directory where you run EXT. Also, make sure you have set KDATA>=2 in the TOUGH2 input file, so you get the output block with flow connections.

    Stefan

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  • Hi Stefan,

    Thanks for the reply. The MESH file is already in the EXT folder. However, I got:

        Found printout<1>: 0.13041E+06    100

        no connection

    Please find the MESH file in attachment.

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  • Hi Stefan,

    I read your comment in another similar post https://tough.forumbee.com/t/x07fa.

    I have no space between column in flow part due to a negative sign. I already checked and changed the -0. with -. Then, I tried to run EXT.exe and I still got:

    I thought  the elno 331 does not have connection. I checked into MESH file, but the elno 331 actually has conne. 

     

    Thanks in advance.

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  • Ichwan,

    Which TOUGH2 version did you use to create the output file? It is in a non-standard format. Yoojin Jung looked at it and found that if you remove the first two columns in the flow block of the output file such that the element names are properly aligned with the header, EXT works as intended.

    Stefan

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    • Stefan Finsterle Hi, Can you please explain to me how to use my "out.1" file which was created by EXT in Tecplot? I can't figure it out!

      Thank you

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      Mohammadreza Keshavarz 

      Mohammadreza,

      out.1 is a file in standard TECPLOT format. Read it in as a data file under "File", "Read Data File(s)...", "Tecplot Data Loader" and you should be good to use all of Tecplots visualization capabilities,

       

      Stefan

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    • Stefan Finsterle Perfect! I got that working. but now I only see something like this in tecplot and couldn't find the right setup!

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      • 4 yrs ago
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      Mohammadreza Keshavarz 

      Mohammadreza,

      You cannot directly visualize 3D plots. If it is 2D, check the header, specifically I=... J=... K=...

      One way to plot 3D is to create a zone, then map the TOUGH2 results onto it, etc. etc.

      Good luck!

      Stefan

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    • Stefan Finsterle what is the common way to visualize the TOUGH2 results?

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      Mohammadreza Keshavarz 

      There is no "common" visualization software. People use Excel, PetraSim, Matlab, Tecplot, VisIt, GMS, ... in short: whatever your favorite visualization software is!

      Keep an eye on http://esd1.lbl.gov/research/projects/tough/software/processors.html

      Stefan

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  • Dear Stefan,

    I used T2 version 2.0 (October 1999). For the post processing purposes, I updated the T2 engine: (i) remove form feed character and (ii) fix zero padding for GENER output. I did the T2 because I need all the P-T result in single table. 

    Thanks for the advice, I will use the original T2 engine and I will inform the results to you.

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