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Old   October 22, 2012, 14:18
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The simulation aborts after 20 iterations...at the beginning the convergence looks good, but after a while it starts to diverge.

I will look into the problem tomorrow, because i had some other things to do. Hopefully i will find a solution, or the blocking and the guideline of energy382 will solve my problem :-).

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Old   October 23, 2012, 02:48
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Never mind...problem solved, but i can't delete my post^^.
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Old   October 23, 2012, 03:22
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How did you solve your problem? was it is error due to mesh or solution parameters? Did you try the energy382's method? I would be interested to see the meshing by this method, as mesh looks promising.
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Old   October 23, 2012, 03:38
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Hey Far,

the problem that i was refering to was a problem with extending the faces. This one is solved :-).
My other mesh did not converge as good as i want it to be, so i decided to try energy382's method.
Iam not quite finished and have another appointment today, so i hope that i will be ready by the evening.

I will post a picture of the result and if you like the project-file when iam ready.
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Old   October 23, 2012, 05:24
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I've a customer meeting and will not be at offfice today. I'll make some pics tomorrow. I've to mesh my volute first, but I'll get back to you as soon as possible


You've to choose the outer faces of solid blocking, not the inner ones. (to extrude fixed distance)
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Hello Energy382,

the problem with the extended faces is solved :-). I just had to figure out which combination works well.

I do have a meeting soon too, so i will get to my blocking in the afternoon. Sadly i am stuck at the part with the "create blocking from faces". I adjusted some more splits, but i do not get a cut at the top. So i do not have a face at the top of the rip_outlet.

I will post a picture later on.

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Old   October 23, 2012, 10:08
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There has been a change in my geometry, so i will not finish my blocking today...

I will upload my blocking later. Iam still stuck at the part were i connect the c-grid to my rib.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/30926816/Pipe_New.zip

The new geometry will have a longer Outlet, and in the middle of the outlet will be a parabolicle body (axially symmetric) which goes down to nearly the ribs (not touching it!).

I will prepare the geoemtry today and hopefully will find a way to block it right tomorrow, but iam not sure that this will be so easy. I will try to upload it tomorrow so you can look at it.

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Old   October 25, 2012, 15:19
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Sorry for the delay, but there are some major problems with my geometry. As soon as they are fixed i will give you guys an update on how the progress with the blocking is.

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Your geomtry isn't complex!!!
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Your geomtry isn't complex!!!
I actually can't remember when i said something like this.
The major problem has nothing to do with the geometry itself :-). Sorry if it sounds like this.
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So it is confirmed that angle less than 20 does not work for CFX?
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My problem has something to to with the additional part, which was missing in the beginning. It hasn't been manufactured yet, nor has it been drawn. So i have to wait some time, till i get the rest of the necessary geometry.

The angle problem hasn't been solved yet, because of the missing part. But i read a lot of literature about the problem with the angle and i think i will wait and look how my solver will solve the mesh.
What i can say is, that cfx does solve meshes with a angle quality under 20° (My worst was down to 9°). But i guess it depends a lot on what kind of geometry iam using.

I will be happy to give some more informations on this topic, as soon as i have an working mesh and some results :-).
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I've attached blocking (right_side). try the left side on your own!

after blocking, you've to move some vertex and set edge paramters etc. to improve mesh quality

right_side_pipe.zip
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Old   October 26, 2012, 07:57
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Thanks a lot! I've done the blocking and did the association, but the mesh still looks kind of funny (See attachment). I'm not sure how to make it "smooth", but i think that the problem has something to do with the associations.
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Thanks a lot! I've done the blocking and did the association, but the mesh still looks kind of funny (See attachment). I'm not sure how to make it "smooth", but i think that the problem has something to do with the associations.
is that your blocking or mine? looks like there are still some missing blocks or there are wrong associations. click "edge" "show association" to check.
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is that your blocking or mine? looks like there are still some missing blocks or there are wrong associations. click "edge" "show association" to check.

upload the current blocking
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Sorry, but the project is to big to upload it directly on this forum. I can send you later a link via dropbox if you need it.

Here are some more pictures which might give you a clue.

I took your blocking and tried to block the other side like you did. It looks all right i think, so i guess it has something to do with the associations.

thanks

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Sorry, but the project is to big to upload it directly on this forum. I can send you later a link via dropbox if you need it.

Here are some more pictures which might give you a clue.

I took your blocking and tried to block the other side like you did. It looks all right i think, so i guess it has something to do with the associations.

thanks

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you should enable all surfaces

you could also delete SOLID blocking
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Hmmm...the surfaces were enabled. After i deleted the solid part the meshing did not really improve .

http://www.file-upload.net/download-...pe1.1.zip.html

I hope you can open it.
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Hmmm...the surfaces were enabled. After i deleted the solid part the meshing did not really improve .

http://www.file-upload.net/download-...pe1.1.zip.html

I hope you can open it.
use another file hoster. this one doesn't work....at least to me
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