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Cecco May 30, 2012 02:59

Periodic mesh
Hi guys,
I'm trying to study the flow filed insiede a centrifugal blower.
I'm meshing the rotating domain with tetra/prism elements by ICEM.
I've meshed just a portion on the entire domain that will be copied around rotatoty axis.
This portion has two periodic walls and the question is the following:
why when I unable the visualization of one of these walls, some "holes" appear on the other one? Is that normal?

Far May 30, 2012 03:18

pics please

Cecco May 30, 2012 08:20

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Originally Posted by Far (Post 363735)
pics please

First Pic contains periodic wall. The rotation is along Z direction.
Second pic I disabled periodic wall and part of the wall (different colour) continue to stay. It's something like the part of the wall who stay belong to the other periodic wall.

Is that normal? Or something went wrong?

PSYMN May 31, 2012 16:40

Not normal...

Is it possible that you have two overlapping surfaces in that location and some of the elements are just associating with the wrong one?

Cecco June 4, 2012 08:02

Yes, I guess the mistake is the association. Because if I use "Repaire Mesh --> Associate Mesh" automatically I have no problem anymore.


Far June 4, 2012 09:09


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