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Old   February 21, 2012, 12:08
Default Meshing fluid domain through hollow pipes
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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?

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Old   February 24, 2012, 22:08
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Fill is what I would use, and have used, I haven't gotten errors. Have you tried it?
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Old   February 25, 2012, 05:17
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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.
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Old   February 25, 2012, 10:14
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Sure why not, I'll pm my email.
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Old   February 26, 2012, 14:30
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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.
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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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