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Dan August 15, 2004 20:38

Modelling Thin Surface

I'm a student currently trying to do some CFD analysis on a sail but I think I'm having problems meshing it. I have used Pro/Engineer to generate the surface shape and imported it into ICEM CFD 4.CFX, where I'm creating the mesh. The sail has no thickness and when I create the mesh and import it into CFX 5.7 I can't see the sail in the middle of the mesh. Can the mesh not recognise a thin surface? Do I have to setup new domains on both sides of the sail or is there a thin surface function that I've missed in either of the programs?

Any suggestions on how to model this would be greatly appreciated.


Glenn Horrocks August 16, 2004 18:18

Re: Modelling Thin Surface
Hi Dan,

The mesh can recognise a thin surface. You do not need to setup domains on either side of the thin surface, one domain is OK.

There is a thin surface option in ICEM which you may have to use if you want the thin surface to be inside the one domain.


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