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Old   July 16, 2012, 05:08
Default Dummy vetices in blockMesh file?
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Is it possible to write dummy vertices in the blockMesh file which are not used to create a block afterwards and not getting an error?
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Old   July 16, 2012, 07:00
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Hi Alexander,

yes, you can add dummy vertices in the blockMeshDict without using them; there should be no error message.

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Old   July 18, 2012, 14:40
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The user manual on pg U-126, mentions, "The point list cannot contain two different points
at an exactly identical position nor any point that is not part at least one face"
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Old   July 18, 2012, 15:11
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This point list mentioned in the user guide refers to the points in the final mesh, id est the constant/polyMesh/points, whereas the blockMeshDict file can have dummy points. The dummy points in the blockMeshDict are very useful for debugging purpose and for automatic mesh generation algorithms.

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Old   July 18, 2012, 15:14
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ohhk, good to know that. Thanks for letting me know.
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