# How to measure water height

edited September 2013
Hello all

I wanted to get the water height for a X,Y point.

Is it possible?

Regards

• Hi Inaki,

Can you be slightly more specific about when you want the water height of an X,Y point?

Really, finding the height should just be a case of comparing the location of the particle of interest to an appropriate point of origin.

Perhaps if you could describe your situation in slightly more detail?
• Hello SLongshaw

I meant, considering a tank test, to get the vertical distance from the water surface to a X, Y, Z point.

Regards
Iñaki
• Hi Inaki,

The easiest way I can suggest is to just extract the position of a particle at the height of the surface, either using a provided post-processing tool or using something like ParaView, then just do a simple distance calculation between the point on the water surface and the point that you are interested in.
• Hello SLongshaw

Finally I have got the solution. Very simple:

POINTSLIST #
7.5 3.5 0
0.0 0.0 0.01
1 1 500

#"POINTSLIST"
#PosX PosY 0 -> Z has to be zero (0)
#StepX StepY ResolutionZ -> ResolutionZ is the "resolution" of the measurement
#CountX CountY CountZ -> CountZ*ResolutionZ is in any way the area to be measured (not sure)

- Include a Measure.bat file with this:

...
%measuretool% -dirin %dirout% -points PointsHeights.txt -onlytype:-all,+fluid -height -savecsv PointsHeights
...

Hope this helps (^_^)
• Hi Inaki,

Glad you found a method that works well for you
• Hi all how to determine numbers for StepsX, Y, Z and CountX, Y, Z positions?