CFD Online Logo CFD Online URL
Home > Forums > CD-adapco

couples file format?

Register Blogs Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old   October 6, 2008, 21:05
Default couples file format?
Posts: n/a
I've been unable to determine the format for the couples file (*.cpl). I'm generating a hybrid mesh externally and know which hexes join to which tets, but don't know the final pieces of the format to have star-cd (v3.26) stop complaining about bad couples. Writing a couples file from star (using the same verts, cells, and boundaries but using CPCREATE) I think I've deduced part of it:

(couple number) (#a) (#b)

(master) (face of master) (slave1) (face of slave1) etc

repeat with next couple

From the written file #a = 3, #b = 1, and all the face numbers = 1. I'm not sure what the remaining values mean, and why duplicating it in my self-generated file would have star comment on partial boundaries and warnings about faces potentially not matching. The only final guess I have is correctly numbering the faces (even though the written file didn't have any different values); if that is the case, what determines the face number?

Thanks for any help.
  Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
About the *.neu file format ! dongliang FLUENT 0 October 24, 2008 04:50
stl file format AMP Main CFD Forum 0 March 2, 2008 01:43
CFX file format Sreevisakh CFX 1 May 3, 2005 12:16
File Injection file format Pravir FLUENT 0 February 7, 2003 16:04
File Format for fvd or unv Bernhard Gschaider FLUENT 0 September 10, 2001 05:42

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 20:29.