The patchProbes function object samples patch field values at point locations and writes the result to file using the chosen output file format.


Example of function object specification:

    // Mandatory entries
    type                patchProbes;
    libs                (sampling);

    // Conditional entries

        // Specify either 'patch' or 'patches'
        // - if both entries are present, 'patches' wins
        patch               <word>;
        patches             (<wordRes>);

    // Inherited entries

where the entries mean:

Property Description Type Required Default
type Type name: patchProbes word yes -
libs Library name: sampling word yes -
patch Name of operand patch word choice -
patches Names of operand patches wordRes choice -

The inherited entries are elaborated in:


Operand Type Location
Input - -
Output file dat <case>/postProcessing/<function object>/<time>/
Output field - -

Stored properties

Reduced data

The following data are stored by the function object for the set of sample values, and can be used by other function objects:

  • average(<field-name>) : average set value
  • min(<field-name>) : minimum set value
  • max(<field-name>) : maximum set value
  • size(<field-name>) : size of set

Further information


Source code:



  • Introduced in version 2.0.0