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Old   September 29, 2015, 19:00
Question Prism Layer Mesh resulting in unwanted Pyramid Elements
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Brett Johnson
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Hey everyone,

I'm trying to create a layered volume mesh around a simple wing and for the most part it is working well, except for some unwanted pyramid elements. I've tried messing with the settings when creating the layers, but I can't seem to avoid creating some pyramid elements in the process. Does anyone have any suggestions?

I'm using ANSA v15.0.0. Thanks in advance for the help!
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Old   October 27, 2015, 03:54
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Hi there

You probably have the option "collapse" on
which means that ANSA bumps up to some problem
(intersection, proximity or top cap quality ) and
therefore collapsed locally some prisms into pyramids
or tetras.

If you de-activate the collapse option and try
to grow the layers again, ANSA will probably stop
at some point and will create a SET of the shells
where it found problem to generate the layers from

Hope this helps

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layers, pyramids

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