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Old   January 16, 2008, 10:53
Default Hi, I would like to know wh
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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.

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Old   January 16, 2008, 12:43
Default Hi Titio, I tried Gmsh, Sa
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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

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Old   January 16, 2008, 14:10
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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.

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Old   January 17, 2008, 03:00
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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!

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Old   January 17, 2008, 03:37
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I recommened you to use HyperMesh80SR1 with the actual CFD-Update of course I do...

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

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