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Thomashoffmann October 24, 2012 06:13

Geometry input

I'm a new user in ICEM.
I want to make a simulation of water flowing in a tube and import the geometry from Solidworks. Now I can't figure out whether I have to import only the fluid geometry or the tube geometry.
Is it possible to import the tube and make a mesh of both the solid tube and the fluid?

I also understand that I have to use blocking, but I don't really understand what it is used for?

Thanks a lot :)

CFD_SIM October 24, 2012 06:45

Hello Thomas,

it is possible to mesh both tubes. The question is what are you trying to simulate. If you are not trying to do a thermal analysis, then the outer tube is not neccesary.

To simulate just the Fluidtransfer the inner tube is inough.

You can import your geometry in icem and then work with it, that should not be a problem.

If you want to make a blocking i would recommend you to look into the tutorials. There you will find most of the informations relating the topic blocking :-).

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