axisymetricWARNING:nonpositive face area exist
i've got an error checking the grid in an axysymetric problem in 2d. the x axis is my revolution axis and i don't understand why i have a zero face area.(using fluent 6.2.16 )
can anybody help methanx a lot in advance.JORDI ARMENGOL Grid Check Domain Extents: xcoordinate: min (m) = 0.000000e+000, max (m) = 5.000000e+001 ycoordinate: min (m) = 0.000000e+000, max (m) = 2.000000e+002 ... WARNING: nonpositive face area exist. minimum face area (m2): 0.000000e+000 maximum face area (m2): 7.691770e+002 
i foget
that if i check the grid with 2d solver (not axisymetric) i won't give the error  the grid check is ok
sorry 
Re: i foget
check BC, skeweness, and also check the box Import 2d mesh while exporting it from Gambit. KP

Re: i foget
it's a very simple problem with only two bc. and i have done similar models and i think it is not the problem. i always have the box "import 2d mesh" but i dont know how to check the skewness (i don't know whats skewness) can you give me some notes thanx. JORDI

Re: i foget
length to breadth ratio of a single cell should be less than 5:1. This is mantained in order to avoid numerical diffusion. Higher order numerical schemes can also be tried but defaults are best suited for most of the cases.
Check your case. I presume something wrong with BC ... KP 
Re: i foget
i don't know what to do with BC. i have checked the mesh without the axysymetric solver (with 2d) and the result is ok? what can happenb to my model? thanx again.

Re: i foget
axi symmetric models must have the axis of rotation on the cartesian xaxis. I think this may be the problem. hope this helps

Re: axisymetricWARNING:nonpositive face area exi
Open the Grid/Translate, check if the the Ymin is less than zero. If it is, translte the grid making the Ymin equal to zero.

x axis of rotation
thanks but the x axis is my rotation axis indeed. i don't know... thanx again

Dear friend, were you finally able to solve this problem? we're facing the same problem now!

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