# How can I get the gradient of some transient statistics variable in CFX 11.0?

 In a CEL function (user fortran), the gradient of a variable would be obtained by calling USER_GETVAR: CALL USER_GETVAR(VariableName, & CRESLT,pGRADPHI,CZ,DZ,IZ,LZ,RZ)For the transient average velocity this would be CALL USER_GETVAR('Water.Velocity.Trnavg.Gradient', & CRESLT,pGRADPHI,CZ,DZ,IZ,LZ,RZ)But unfortunately, the routine extract_solver_name called within USER_GETVAR does not return the correct solver name for transient statistics data. The sort of user variable names the routine can deal with are of the type:Material.Variable.Operator orPhase.Variable.Operator orPhase.Material.Variable.OperatorIn CFX-11, there is a workaround which consists in the following:1. define the transient statistics for the variable you want, e.g.: TRANSIENT STATISTICS: Transient Statistics 1 Option = Arithmetic Average Output Variables List = Water.Velocity END2. define a vector Additional Variable (AV) which you assign to the velocity transient average. This is a CCL only feature and won`t work in Pre, since transient statistics data are not available for CEL expressions in Pre.For this you will need to extract the ccl from the def file and define an AV with something like:LIBRARY: ADDITIONAL VARIABLE: VelTrnAvg Option = Definition Tensor Type= VECTOR Units = [m/s ] Variable Type = Unspecified ENDENDLater assigning VelTrnAvg with the following syntax: ADDITIONAL VARIABLE: VelTrnAvg Option = Vector Algebraic Equation Vector xValue = Velocity u.Trnavg Vector yValue = Velocity v.Trnavg Vector zValue = Velocity w.Trnavg3. In the CEL function (user fortran), you then have to call USER_GETVAR with: CALL USER_GETVAR('Water.VelTrnAvg.Gradient', & CRESLT,pGRADPHI,CZ,DZ,IZ,LZ,RZ)An example ofsuch a set up is attached.