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Old   August 27, 2013, 07:44
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Hi all,

I spent long long time to build a good mesh of my wind turbine blade ( and its enclosure) using octree tetra technique "top down" and after I sent the mesh to Fluent I discovered that the leading edge of my blade need to has dense surface mesh so I restart and replace my ICEM technique and follow the famous Workshop "Wingbody" that depend on Delnauy technique "Bottom-up"...

The "Wingbody" workshop started by setup curve sizes on leading edge , then start shell mesh, build the prism and finally fill the volume.

I followed and applied carefully the same steps of the "Wingbody" workshop on my model but i found this:

1- incomplete prism on the blade surface in spite of max. prism angle was set to 180

2-if I continue to build the volume using Delnauy technique an error appear called "tri2tet exited"
Any help and thanks in advance
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Old   August 29, 2013, 07:51
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I also followed the same steps of WingBody tutorial that created by @Far Wing body tutorial with tetra + prism

but the prism looks like this (pic)

Any help pls.
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Old   September 1, 2013, 15:57
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My guess is that the element quality of folding the prisms around that curve was just too low. You could lower the min quality to get more prisms, but...


When I have a sharp trailing edge, I typically create a trailing edge surface... Basically just use the surface creation tools to extrude the trailing edge surface backward for some distance... Or copy the trailing edge curves some distance backward and create a surface between the curves. Make sure the trailing edge is in a part like "TEMP". Make sure you checkbox the TEMP part for both Prism growth and Internal Wall. When you are done generating the mesh, you can either delete the "TEMP" shells from the mesh or mark them as "Internal Wall" in your solver.
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Old   September 2, 2013, 16:09
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Thanks Simon for reply , I appreciated that

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My guess is that the element quality of folding the prisms around that curve was just too low. You could lower the min quality to get more prisms, but...
I tried that , the min quality was set to 0.00000001, but the prism fault occurred

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When I have a sharp trailing edge, I typically create a trailing edge surface... Basically just use the surface creation tools to extrude the trailing edge surface backward for some distance... Or copy the trailing edge curves some distance backward and create a surface between the curves. Make sure the trailing edge is in a part like "TEMP". Make sure you checkbox the TEMP part for both Prism growth and Internal Wall. When you are done generating the mesh, you can either delete the "TEMP" shells from the mesh or mark them as "Internal Wall" in your solver.
1- is this will correct the prism fault or only improve quality?
2- could i ask you to share a link for tutorial or video for extruded the trailing edge (i can't understand this steps)

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1- is this will correct the prism fault or only improve quality?
It'll do both.

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2- could i ask you to share a link for tutorial or video for extruded the trailing edge (i can't understand this steps)
The trailing edge has a curve. Extrude that curve to create a small surface pointing outwards of the blade (you can do this with 'Geometry > Sweep Surface' or 'Geometry > Surface of Revolution'). Put this new surface in a temporary part, like TEMP.

When creating the mesh, set TEMP to be a internal wall and activate prisms on this wall. You can do that in the prism setup window ('Mesh > Part Mesh Setup').

Re-generate your meshing as you normally do.

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1) I think the actual minimum that it will accept is 1e-6 for quality.

2) The trailing edge surface will improve the prism quality which will then allow prism to grow as you expect

3) I have posted threads on this topic before. I just went to look for the old pics I took, but couldn't find them...
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o.k i did the extruded trialing edge and followed the mentioned steps but the prism fault is the same

i uploaded the new file http://www.4shared.com/rar/bf0GN7Aa/model.html
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also I tried to increase the shell meshing elements (increase blade curves nodes) but also the prism fault occurred (the total elements reach to 3 million without volume mesh!)
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The trailing edge surface should be longer (at least the element size times the number of layers) and did you make sure to set the "internal wall" and "prism" check boxes for the new surface? It needs to have triangles on it and prism needs to grow from those triangles.
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thanks simon for reply

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The trailing edge surface should be longer (at least the element size times the number of layers)
o.k, what should i do for this?


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and did you make sure to set the "internal wall" and "prism" check boxes for the new surface? It needs to have triangles on it and prism needs to grow from those triangles.
yes , i upload an image for Part Mesh setup
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Actually, I guess you were using patch conforming mesh right? THe internal wall thing is just to prevent octree from deleting the mesh so there will be mesh for prism to grow from... If you are using another method, the key thing is to make sure you have a surface mesh in the TEMP part.

As for how to make the trailing edge surface longer, just do what you did before, but longer. If you did it with a copy transform of the curve, just copy/transform it further away.

Basically, what is happening is the mesh is stair stepping away from the bad area... You want to create a trailing edge surface so that the stair stepping is happening on the trailing edge surface instead of the wing.
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Actually, I guess you were using patch conforming mesh right?
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As for how to make the trailing edge surface longer, just do what you did before, but longer. If you did it with a copy transform of the curve, just copy/transform it further away.
I did this (Geometry>> sweep surface), when i made the egde surface longer , the prism is done inside the blade . If i make the surface longer than the previous an error massage appear and the prism building stop.
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This is my prism setting (image) ....

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