# 3D matrix and 3d plot in matlab

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H-M on 17 May 2020
Commented: Walter Roberson on 2 Jun 2020
I want to use the repmat function to copy the velocity profile along a pipe for 30 times in order to make the geometry of pipe.
my code below generate the velocity profile for Poisuielle flow inside the pipe using meshgrid and mesh functions.
Please help me how to write the repmat to generate the pipe geometry.
R = 0.003/2; %pipe dia.
yy=linspace(-R,R,50);
xx=yy';
r=sqrt(xx.^2+yy.^2);%pipe redius as function of x , y
z=-(f1.a0)*(R^2-(xx.^2+yy.^2))/0.016;% velocity profile in z direction(along the pipe),f1.a0=constant
[X1,Y1]=meshgrid(xx,yy);
figure
mesh(X1,Y1,z)
colorbar
contour(X1,Y1,z)
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darova on 20 May 2020
Can you make a simple sketch in paint? Walter Roberson on 20 May 2020
f1.a0 = -3; %to have **some** value
R = 0.003/2; %pipe dia.
yy=linspace(-R,R,50);
xx=yy;
d = linspace(0,1,30); %distance along pipe
[XX,YY,DD] = meshgrid(xx, yy, d);
r = sqrt(XX.^2+YY.^2);%pipe redius as function of x , y
VV = -(f1.a0)*(R^2-(XX.^2+YY.^2))/0.016;% velocity profile in z direction(along the pipe)
levels = linspace(min(VV(:)), max(VV(:)), 10);
for K = 1 : length(levels)
isosurface(XX, YY, DD, VV, levels(K));
end
xlabel('x');
ylabel('y');
zlabel('distance along pipe');
title('velocity profile')
colorbar;
Walter Roberson on 2 Jun 2020
I just noticed an unnecessary calculation. You never use the r you calculate. I suggest
r2 = XX.^2+YY.^2; %pipe radius squared as function of x , y
VV = -(f1.a0)*(R^2-r2)/0.016;% velocity profile in z direction(along the pipe)
This should not change the calculation.
With the code that uses x and y coordinates arranged in a square, the corners have negative velocity not 0. Are you trying to model a circular pipe? If so then I would suggest using polar coordinates.