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Old   March 16, 2012, 15:26
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Hi everyone
I am struggling to mesh a complex geometry. I have tried almost everything without success,
I would appreciate if some of you could give me a hand on it
Attach you will find such a model

Any idea about how to approach this problem?
this is a domain of a fluid.

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Old   March 19, 2012, 09:49
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Hi everyone
I am struggling to mesh a complex geometry. I have tried almost everything without success,
I would appreciate if some of you could give me a hand on it
Attach you will find such a model

Any idea about how to approach this problem?
this is a domain of a fluid.

Thanks
Can you attach your geometry file please.
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Old   March 19, 2012, 09:59
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Thanks for you quick response.
This site doesn't allow to upload a 3MB file.
Could you please give me your email so i can send to you?
you can email me at andres.rperez@hotmail.com

Thanks again
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Thanks for you quick response.
This site doesn't allow to upload a 3MB file.
Could you please give me your email so i can send to you?
you can email me at andres.rperez@hotmail.com

Thanks again
I have sent you an email. Please respond to that. Why are you using all quad mesh by the way?
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I tried everything... not only quad mesh... just everything and nothing worked...
I will check my email
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still waiting... no new emails yet
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Could you please send an email again?
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fine! I got it!
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Old   March 19, 2012, 23:37
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can you send geometry to sarang.dalne@gmail.com?
What type of analysis you want to perform on this model? This will drive what type of mesh to be used.
Did you try thin sweep with this model?
I guess you have to try mixing couple of methods to get the desired mesh quality here.
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I tried everything... not only quad mesh... just everything and nothing worked...
I will check my email
Andres,

Have just checked the IGES file sent by you. One quick issue is that you did create the hydraulic model in a way that some additional solid bodies were also created. You need to suppress the solid bodies in solidworks or you can bring in the solid geometry in WorkBench and create hydraulic model by fill tool.

If you just want to continue with the iges file that you have sent to me then suppress all the bodies in DM except the first one. Then try refined mesh using curvature as advanced sizing Function and defining appropriate sizing criteria.
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Old   March 20, 2012, 19:59
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Thanks I will try to do that. But with IGES file no problems were found.
However I have a problem with convergence

I am studying a transient state study (unsteady).
The first iteration is correct and it achieves a perfect convergence but, the second one... it doesn't converge at all

that's the problem?? is there anything I would change?
I decreased the time step to 1E-05 but it didn't converge whatsoever

any idea??

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Old   March 21, 2012, 04:06
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This is because of the mesh, you need to refine it and before that delete the bodies except the first, otherwise the mesher creates two meshes on same part.
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Old   March 21, 2012, 09:24
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but actually I modified the model and I don't have 8 bodies anymore but just one.
I am going to refine the mesh anyway. However if I refine it I will get smaller cells which will decrease my time step right? I am working with a 0.00001 time step... if I use lower values it going to take forever to simulate 1 second simulation!

any suggestions?
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