Wall Shear Stress into Paraview


I transfered a simulation to open.foam files, but it doesn’t have the wallShearStress parameter. Is it possible to retrieve it somehow, or I will need to run a simulation again in OpenFOAM? If I need to run another simulation on OpenFOAM, is it possible to run it only in the last timestep?
I’ve searched a lot about this situation, and it seems you can’t calculate wallShearStress in Paraview itself, only on OpenFOAM.

Thank you,


To include the wall shear stress you need to request the field before running the simulation:

After doing this and running the simulation again, the wall shear stress field will be available in the downloaded results.

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Thank you very much for you reply and help @ggiraldof !


If for some reason you are not able of re-running the case, you may post-processes the wall shear stresses in OpenFOAM without running the case all over again. This would be a nice request to add in SimScale.