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Old   November 17, 2013, 11:40
Default cylinders and cones using blockMesh
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Hello,

I am new to OpenFOAM and have to use it for a college project of mine. I need to generate a shape, but so far blockMesh hasn't been generating the shape that I want probably because its not entered right.

I need to make a 3D machine part. it should look like a cylinder surrounded by two cones. fluid should be able to go through the cylinder and between the two cones and fall out the bottom to the atmosphere.

Right now I have all of the points connected by arc edges and have made the arc edges into walls. I made the volumes between the two cones and the cylinder into hexblocks.

I heard from my mentor that it might be possible to generate specific shapes instead of just plotting the points to those shapes. could I get some help on how to do that or why my generation isn't working. any suggestions would be helpful.
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Old   November 17, 2013, 12:51
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Greetings Kevin and welcome to the forum!

My advice is that if you are having trouble using blockMesh manually, then try using SwiftBlock: http://openfoamwiki.net/index.php/Contrib/SwiftBlock

Good luck! Best regards,
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