Slice at an axial position (x-coordinate)

Cut at an axial position

Input Parameters

The following keys can be set:

  • base – (type = antares.Base ) – A base containing:

    • the mesh coordinates x, y, and z

    • the solution

    • ‘hb_computation’ as an Base.attrs (if HB/TSM type)

  • vectors – (default = [], type = tuple/list of tuples of variables ) – if the base contains vectors, they must be rotated. It is assumed that they are expressed in cartesian coordinates

  • nb_duplication – (default = in_attr, type = int or default string ‘in_attr’, can use in_attr = yes ) – number of duplications to apply after doing the axial cut if duplicate is True. If set to ‘in_attr’, then it is computed from ‘nb_blade’ in Instant.attrs

  • duplicate – (default = False, type = boolean ) – duplication of the axial cut. Chorochronic if HB/TSM type

  • family_name – (type = str ) – The name of the family from which the percent will be computed and on which the cut is computed

  • percent – (default = None, type = float or None ) – The percentage relative to the family to determine the absolute position of the cut

  • position – (default = None, type = float or None ) – The absolute position value relative to the family where the cut must be made

Main functions

class antares.treatment.turbomachine.TreatmentSliceX.TreatmentSliceX

Execute the treatment.

This method performs a cut at an axial position. Either the value of the axial position is given, or it is computed knowing the family name and the percentage. The latter are used to determine the absolute position of the cut.

Then, you can make a simple duplication or a chorochronic duplication of this cut.


The axial coordinate should be named ‘x’.


Return type

None or antares.Base


import os

if not os.path.isdir('OUTPUT'):

import numpy as np

from antares import Reader, Treatment, Writer


# Data can be downloaded from

r = Reader('bin_tp')
r['filename'] = os.path.join('..', 'data', 'ROTOR37', 'ELSA_CASE', 'MESH',
r['zone_prefix'] = 'Block'
r['topology_file'] = os.path.join('..', 'data', 'ROTOR37', 'ELSA_CASE',
r['shared'] = True
base =

r = Reader('bin_tp')
r['base'] = base
r['filename'] = os.path.join('..', 'data', 'ROTOR37', 'ELSA_CASE', 'FLOW',
r['zone_prefix'] = 'Block'
r['location'] = 'cell'


# Needed for turbomachinery dedicated treatments
base = base.get_location('node')

P0_INF = 1.9
base.compute('MachIs = (((%f/psta)**((gamma-1)/gamma)-1.) * (2./(gamma-1.))  )**0.5' % P0_INF)

res_dir = os.path.join('OUTPUT', 'SLICEX')
if not os.path.isdir(res_dir):

t = Treatment('slicex')
t['base'] = base
t['family_name'] = 'BLADE'

writer = Writer('bin_tp')

NUM = 9
x = np.linspace(-12.5, 12.5, NUM)
for i in range(0, NUM):
    print('cut at x = {}'.format(x[i]))

    t['position'] = x[i]
    base = t.execute()

    writer['filename'] = os.path.join(res_dir, 'slicex_%i.plt' % x[i])
    writer['base'] = base