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Old   August 31, 2015, 20:55
Default 100 % under-determined cells with gmsh
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Dear Foamers

I am quite new to the world of openfoam, and opensource mesh generation, so bear with me if my problem is trivial. I have been playing around with gmsh to replace icem which i am currently using.

I am currently looking at square tutorial which is on the openfoam wiki (https://openfoamwiki.net/index.php/2...ial_using_GMSH). If I mesh the .geo file of that tutoial, convert that mesh to openfoam and then run checkMesh -allGeometry i get the following problem:

Cell determinant (wellposedness) : minimum: 0 average: 4.84831e-35
***Cells with small determinant (< 0.001) found, number of cells: 940

The entire mesh consists of 940 cells, so all of them are underdetermined. I have checked the mesh with the solvers that I want to use, and they do complain about this, so I do need a solution.

Had anybody seen this before/ has an idea of how to solve it?
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I have made a bit of progress on this. If after the meshing step i run a refine step (gmsh mymesh.msh -refine) the tutorial mesh seems oke.

If i do the same for the geometry that i am interested in I am still left with about 10 bad cells. If I run the refine step again it will create the double amount of bad cells.

Does anybody have a suggestion on how to remove the bad cells without increasing the cell count by a great deal?
(I set the cells size really small I can reduce the number of bad cells by a couple but this leads to huge meshes which aren't necessary for what i want to do with it )
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