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titio January 16, 2008 10:53

Hi, I would like to know wh
 
Hi,

I would like to know what is the best option for generate a mesh, without resorting to blockmesh. Is Gambit o.k?

I am asking this because FoamX, it seems, does not support the graphical generation of mesh. Is anyone aware of some extensions of OpenFOAM, or FoamX, that can be used.

Thanks,

Titio

francesco_b January 16, 2008 12:43

Hi Titio, I tried Gmsh, Sa
 
Hi Titio,

I tried Gmsh, Salome and HyperMesh; good results with all of these, it also seems that Gambit works good. It depends on what you need to do, but I think Gambit is ok, you can experience also the other tool, let me know what you think about them

Best Regards

Francesco

lr103476 January 16, 2008 14:10

I have experience with gambit,
 
I have experience with gambit, gridgen and gridpro. For complex 3D hex-meshes, you need to put a lot of different blocks in your domain, which is easiest with gridpro and hardest with gambit.....If you've got a simple (2D) comp domain, gambit works just fine.

Regards, Frank

fra76 January 17, 2008 03:00

Other commercial tools are, fo
 
Other commercial tools are, for example, Tgrid (only volume mesh, you need a good surface mesh), Harpoon or Ansa.
All depends on your specific needs, habits and geometry!

Francesco

florian_krause January 17, 2008 03:37

I recommened you to use HyperM
 
I recommened you to use HyperMesh80SR1 with the actual CFD-Update http://www.cfd-online.com/OpenFOAM_D...part/happy.gif of course I do...

You can send me an eMail when you are interested in further information regarding HM

Regards,
Flo


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