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TWaung July 13, 2011 20:32

Extrude Mesh without internal faces

I am trying to create a "2D" unstructured mesh in ICEM for use in CFX.

The procedure I am using is to first create a surface mesh, and then extrude this surface mesh one element thick.

I need to break up the fluid domain into multiple surfaces to have better control over the mesh around shapes in the domain. Therefore I have curves crossing the fluid domain.

I am finding that when I extrude the surface mesh, internal faces are created where I used curves to define the surface mesh. So there are faces in the fluid domain that I do not want.

Is there any way to prevent the extrude mesh function from creating these internal edges?

Here is an example of a simplified mesh with an unwanted internal face.

Thanks for any suggestions!

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