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Old   August 15, 2004, 20:38
Default Modelling Thin Surface
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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.

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Old   August 16, 2004, 18:18
Default Re: Modelling Thin Surface
Glenn Horrocks
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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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