Pressure Visualisation

Hi everyone,

Does anyone know what kind of pressure is being visualised in post-processing in SimScale? Am I looking at total pressure or static pressure when choosing to visualise “Pressure”

Thanks in advance,

Hi Pam!

It is the static pressure. Some additional tip from my colleague @mbemis:

Fast way to check/see: if you define a total pressure inlet BC and then check the post process there will be a dependency between the BC and what the PP is showing at that face. The difference is the dynamic term. Of course is easier to see in higher speed flows.

Hope that helps!


Hi Jousef,

Thank you for the reply.

Why is it that we don’t wish to look at the total pressure?

Many thanks,