Assessing Log Files
Assessing the log files helps to determine if the work flow has been successfully completed.
- Assists in determining proper success criteria and understanding for expected vs. realistic performance
- Provides for fixed goal posts for performance comparison
- Expectations and success criteria can be measured
- Helps in determining the appropriate version and software settings used
process_output.log is a file with terminal output written. During the simulations this file, allows you to look into the terminal outputs.
process_output.logfile will write out important information like:
- Software versions,
- Licenses checkout information
- Modeling and software parameters used
- (optional) Results and iterations
- For example, the following link takes you to an
ANSYS Fluent tutorialfrom which you can view the process_output.log file of an ANSYS Fluent simulation
.logfiles are generated by the software and is very specific to the software.
- Generally, the software based logs files provide more details of the simulation than terminal output based
- We advice to look at both the log files to assess the performance and success
- For example, LS-DYNA write a
ls-dyna.logfile which provides more details of the simulation, while the
process_output.logfiles provides a summary of the simulation.