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Old   April 9, 2013, 09:55
Default Beginner's question - Why blocking?
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Hello, everyone!

I'm a beginner to the ANSYS softwares and I'm studying them to run a group of simulations for my bachelor's thesis. While using the ICEM CFD, I'm curious about its blocking function - why does the geometry need to be blocked first and projected to the curves for meshing? What's the advantage of doing that? Will it generate a mesh more fitting the geometry? But isn't the geometry a better projection of itself?

Any answers are welcome and I'd like to know more about the fundamentals of this meshing strategy.

Thank you!
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Old   April 9, 2013, 10:39
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blocking is for structured mesh. you start by one block you split it into more blocks so you can adapt all to your geometry.
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