2.2.15. averageDown


Purpose

Figure 1: Packing stencil concept exemplified in two dimensions.

For a periodic and regular grid stored in an ASCII table with x as fastest and z as slowest varying coordinate, calculate the average per block of given size. Grid resolution is reduced by the factor resulting from the chosen size of the packing stencil.

Figure 1 illustrates the concept in two dimensions with a 2 by 2 packing stencil. The original 4 by 4 grid is shown in light gray and might result from a 2 by 2 finite element mesh (black lines) with linear interpolation functions, thus containing four integration points each. During averaging, the stencil is moved across the whole grid in steps of 2 grid points along x and 2 grid points along y, i.e., in a non-overlapping fashion.

The (black) points of the resulting 4/2 by 4/2 = 2 by 2 grid fall into the center of the finite elements since a stencil shift of (0, 0) was employed in this example.

Using a stencil shift of either (-1,-1), (-1,1), (1,1), or (1,-1) in the example of Figure 1 would result in the new grid coinciding with the nodes of the finite elements and averaged from their four neighboring integration points (light gray; periodicity of the original data is always implied).

Operates on given file(s) or STDIN right STDOUT.


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Usage

> averageDown options [file(s)]


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Options

--coordinates / -c string [ ip ]
column heading for coordinates
--packing / -p integer × 3 [ 2 2 2 ]
dimension of packing stencil along x, y, and z
--shift / -s integer × 3 [ 0 0 0 ]
shift vector of packing stencil in units of grid points


Examples

  • distance between origin and node coordinates
    --label 'nodeDistance' --formula 'math.sqrt( #node.x#**2 + #node.y#**2 + #node.z#**2 )'
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Topic revision: r6 - 29 Jan 2013, MartinDiehl


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