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Jmac May 30, 2011 23:23

Pro/e to cfx geometry filler
Hi all,
I am undertaking a cfd analysis of a fairly complex shower mixer component. I have a CAD model of the component itself in pro/engineer but what I require is a model of the internal cavities (where the fluid is flowing through) that can be used for a cfd analysis. Due to the complexity of the part it is not possible to create this from scratch in design modeller or otherwise. Is there a feature on ANSYS or pro/engineer that I can use to create the cfd geometry?
Any help would be appreciated,

PSYMN June 6, 2011 14:41

In ANSYS Meshing, you would want to extract a flow volume... It basically does a boolean subtraction.

In ICEM CFD, you would just place a material point inside and close the inlets and outlets... ICEM CFD is a surface based modeler and doesn't need to do a boolean, you just say which volumes you want meshed...

If you can be more specific about which tool you are using, we can give more specific instructions.

Jmac June 23, 2011 19:33

I'm using pro/engineer to transfer to ANSYS CFX

PSYMN June 24, 2011 12:03

No, I meant what meshing tool are you using...?

If the answer is ANSYS Meshing, then you could do a flow volume extraction...

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