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Cipherflak February 21, 2012 12:08

Meshing fluid domain through hollow pipes
 
What tools would you use to define the fluid domain inside pipes if you have a model of the actual physical part? I hear that the FILL-tool is far from powerful (will easily give error messages) and that I should try to pursue other methods. Do any of you have some experience with this?

Cheers.

evcelica February 24, 2012 22:08

Fill is what I would use, and have used, I haven't gotten errors. Have you tried it?

Cipherflak February 25, 2012 05:17

Yes, I've tried fill. I most of the sections it complains about troublesome geometry. The entrances to the tube is a bit off-axis (they need to be) so perhaps this twisting is the thing that makes the fill function confused.

Hey, I could send you the geometry if you want to take a look.

evcelica February 25, 2012 10:14

Sure why not, I'll pm my email.

evcelica February 26, 2012 14:30

Sent the Geometry back to you. Fill wouldn't work right so I used "enclosure"; and made planes at the faces that cut off the enclosure at the pipe ends, then suppressed the enclosure body outside the pipe.
Sent you back the .adgb file, I think you should be able to open this in design modeler. Let me know if you have any problems with it.

Cipherflak March 8, 2012 04:29

How can you choose to suppress _only_ the part of the enclosure that is outside? Both the outside and inside will be the same (enclosure) body, I take it.


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