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Old   April 8, 2013, 04:45
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Old   April 8, 2013, 04:46
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Showpony I have tried that method before but didn't work out for me.
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Old   April 8, 2013, 05:10
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Showpony I have tried that method before but didn't work out for me.
What problems did you have with it last time? I might have had the same issues. I spent ages getting it to work properly (though it was my first time using ICEM lol)
I started of doing it the same way you did but found it too tedious and not worth it as I could get the same (or better) results doing it without splitting the block in the spanwise direction.

I will have another look in a moment, but I have a feeling that FAR will be much more help to you than I will be. But I will Try
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Old   April 8, 2013, 05:29
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One thing I have notices is that you do not have many elements in the spanwise direction. You are barely going to capture the geometry with 8 elements across let alone get any decent resolution of your flow. It will up your element count A LOT but really is probably necessary. If you want to reduce node count you might have to consider a hybrid mesh.

I know in my simulations there is definite 3D flow effects, so if you want to capture them you are definitely going to have to increase the element count in the spanwise direction.

I increased the node count to 12 across each block in the spanwise direction and then projected to edges as mention earlier and I had no problems with volume errors.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/00ft3ejsjz...%20%282%29.zip


Also, if you separate the walls you called symmetry into symmetry1 and symmetry2, you can turn of one of the walls and get a much clearer idea of what is happening with the mesh (because you dont get all that extra interference).

Make sure you renumber the nodes and reduce the bandwidth too if you are struggling to deal with teh extra amount of nodes. Should help a bit.
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Old   April 8, 2013, 15:11
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Sorry the files that I uploaded and the one the pics have a mismatch. The pic has 40 elements along the span, where as the files have less. I still get the same error whenever I try to improve.
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Old   April 8, 2013, 23:44
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Does the way your geometry was drawn and imported to ICEM matters? The initial one and the ones i uploaded were drawn and imported a different way.
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Old   April 9, 2013, 02:38
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Not sure what you are talking about man. Did you even look at either of the files I sent you? 40 elements across is not enough. I ended up doing 12 element on each of the blocks. ie. 12x8=96nodes on the spanwise direction.

I got that rar file you uploaded working fine by doing what I said. the "tubercle_0.5cwave"

The "tubercle_0.2cwave" hasnt been blocked or anything so Im not sure what was going on there.

All I did was increase the amount of spanwise nodes significantly and change the premesh from "project to face" to "project to edge". Literally all I did. Ran the check and there were no errors.
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Old   April 9, 2013, 05:56
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So you just increased the elements in my files as well as projecting edges thats it?
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Old   April 9, 2013, 06:15
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You didnt change my blocking method?
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Didnt change blocking, just increased the elements in my files as well as projecting edges and it seemed to work nicely for me.
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Would you mind uploading the file please? I am doing the same thing as you and yet having errors again
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That said, I still wouldnt bother splitting your blocks like that. It is pretty much a waste of time. can get the same results without splitting it in the spanwise direction
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I already did it earlier

but here it is again

https://www.dropbox.com/s/00ft3ejsjz...%20%282%29.zip

EDIT: You mean the same thing with the increasing spanwise nodes and projecting to edge?
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Yes increasing spanwise nodes and projecting edges. The link to the file doesnt work.
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Old   April 9, 2013, 07:04
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See if that works now

https://www.dropbox.com/s/00ft3ejsjz...%20%282%29.zip
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Thanks for the upload, but i still see some negative determinants elements although they are very small. Are you using Fluent to run your cases?
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Far is there a way I can look for geometry errors in ICEM?
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Old   April 10, 2013, 00:07
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I was running the check in ICEM. I found that if I have no problems in icem then I will have no problems in CFX.
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Why it is not projecting to geometry?
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