SideAverageValue

Computes the average value of a variable on a sideset. Note that this cannot be used on the centerline of an axisymmetric model.

Description

SideAverageValue computes the area- or volume-weighted average of the integral of the specified variable. It may be used, for example, to calculate the average temperature over a side set.

note:SideAverageValue requires nonzero coordinate values

SideAverageValue is not suitable for use when computing the average integral value of a variable when one of the coordinates in the sideset has a value of zero. In those cases, such as when computing the value of a variable on the centerline of an axisymmetric simulation, use AxisymmetricCenterlineAverageValue

Example Input Syntax

[Postprocessors]
  [./ave_stress_bottom]
    type = SideAverageValue
    variable = stress_yy
    boundary = bottom
  [../]
  [./ave_strain_bottom]
    type = SideAverageValue
    variable = strain_yy
    boundary = bottom
  [../]
[]
(modules/tensor_mechanics/tutorials/basics/part_2.3.i)

Input Parameters

  • variableThe name of the variable that this boundary condition applies to

    C++ Type:std::vector

    Options:

    Description:The name of the variable that this boundary condition applies to

  • boundaryThe list of boundary IDs from the mesh where this boundary condition applies

    C++ Type:std::vector

    Options:

    Description:The list of boundary IDs from the mesh where this boundary condition applies

Required Parameters

  • execute_onTIMESTEP_ENDThe list of flag(s) indicating when this object should be executed, the available options include NONE, INITIAL, LINEAR, NONLINEAR, TIMESTEP_END, TIMESTEP_BEGIN, FINAL, CUSTOM.

    Default:TIMESTEP_END

    C++ Type:ExecFlagEnum

    Options:NONE INITIAL LINEAR NONLINEAR TIMESTEP_END TIMESTEP_BEGIN FINAL CUSTOM

    Description:The list of flag(s) indicating when this object should be executed, the available options include NONE, INITIAL, LINEAR, NONLINEAR, TIMESTEP_END, TIMESTEP_BEGIN, FINAL, CUSTOM.

Optional Parameters

  • outputsVector of output names were you would like to restrict the output of variables(s) associated with this object

    C++ Type:std::vector

    Options:

    Description:Vector of output names were you would like to restrict the output of variables(s) associated with this object

  • control_tagsAdds user-defined labels for accessing object parameters via control logic.

    C++ Type:std::vector

    Options:

    Description:Adds user-defined labels for accessing object parameters via control logic.

  • enableTrueSet the enabled status of the MooseObject.

    Default:True

    C++ Type:bool

    Options:

    Description:Set the enabled status of the MooseObject.

  • allow_duplicate_execution_on_initialFalseIn the case where this UserObject is depended upon by an initial condition, allow it to be executed twice during the initial setup (once before the IC and again after mesh adaptivity (if applicable).

    Default:False

    C++ Type:bool

    Options:

    Description:In the case where this UserObject is depended upon by an initial condition, allow it to be executed twice during the initial setup (once before the IC and again after mesh adaptivity (if applicable).

  • use_displaced_meshFalseWhether or not this object should use the displaced mesh for computation. Note that in the case this is true but no displacements are provided in the Mesh block the undisplaced mesh will still be used.

    Default:False

    C++ Type:bool

    Options:

    Description:Whether or not this object should use the displaced mesh for computation. Note that in the case this is true but no displacements are provided in the Mesh block the undisplaced mesh will still be used.

Advanced Parameters

Input Files

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