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denchy1 December 20, 2012 10:31

Volume Controls help
 
Hi,

I have also posted this in the Star CCM+ forum as that is the software that I am using, but it may just be more a general meshing problem. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

I am trying to model a induction system, consisting of a pipe, a sensor and an airbox, with the area of primary interest being around the sensor. This is for my university major project.

I need a relatively small mesh both in terms of surface and volume around the sensor, but require a larger mesh in the pipe and airbox.

Ive been told I need to use volume controls, however my first attempt just made the whole model go to small mesh. This is 2% the size of the base which was 0.03m. I have managed to get it to make some difference as shown in the images, but it is not satisfactory.

Any advice on how to get this to work.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/w4rwcf561s7k41w/Whole.jpg
https://www.dropbox.com/s/5n0mo1bbr45zv8y/Volume.png
https://www.dropbox.com/s/s0mhc0vcufzuxl9/sensor.jpg
https://www.dropbox.com/s/w9ramkyd5xyzn61/sensor2.jpg

You have to open image in a new tab as there shared dropbox images.

Cheers for your help,

J


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