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 mll3261 March 15, 2012 11:10

Cylinder Meshing

I was wondering what the best process for using ICEM would be to mesh a cylinder. I wanted the circular surface to have a mesh that radially grows from the center. I have tried using ANSYS meshing but I could not get the circular surface to complete the radially mesh. I had gotten around this by using a small square in the middle of this surface and divided the rest of the surface into four pieces. I am now trying to find a way to get a purely radially mesh. I am new to ICEM and was just wondering what the process would be to complete this mesh, if possible, in ICEM.

 Far March 15, 2012 11:36

 CRT March 15, 2012 11:38

I think that the easy way is to make a o-grid and use the bunching laws: geometric 1 or 2. donīt forget to associate the edges to the curves at the top and the bottom of your cylinder.
it could be good that u check the tutorials.

 mll3261 March 15, 2012 12:28

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I tried following the tutorial for the 3D pipe, but I end up with just a rectangular mesh inside of my cylinder. I associated the edges of the squares at the end of the block to the circular curve. I have attached the image of the block and geometry curves, as well as the incorrect mesh.

 Far March 15, 2012 12:46

There may be three possible problems
1. Edge association is not correct.
2. If step 1 is done, use edit edge >>> spline
3. Create four points on each circle and associate vertex to point.

To improve quality, create O-block as well.

 Far March 15, 2012 16:54

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I suspect you have made a very basic mistake about association. Check attached tin and blk files

http://img805.imageshack.us/img805/5365/cylindert.png

 Utzname April 20, 2014 13:42

Hi, I am struggling with the same issue. I want to create a mesh, radially growing from the center. I am using KIVA and hence not allowed to use o-grid mesh.
Here a picture:

http://docs.autodesk.com/ACD/2010/EN...h_cylinder.png

I am fairly new to ICEM and really dont understand why it is so hard.
When I am doing a partially circle ( i.e. 90 degrees ) the mesh is automatically starting from the edge.
Thanks a lot for your help!

 Far April 20, 2014 13:49

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 Originally Posted by Utzname (Post 487166) Hi, I am struggling with the same issue. I want to create a mesh, radially growing from the center. I am using KIVA and hence not allowed to use o-grid mesh. Here a picture: http://docs.autodesk.com/ACD/2010/EN...h_cylinder.png I am fairly new to ICEM and really dont understand why it is so hard. When I am doing a partially circle ( i.e. 90 degrees ) the mesh is automatically starting from the edge. Thanks a lot for your help!
Create ogrid first. then merge vertices of inner ogrid.

http://www.cfd-online.com/Forums/att...1&d=1398016643

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