# [ICEM] Meshing pipe with different diameters

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 April 25, 2013, 10:37 #21 New Member   Robert Join Date: Apr 2013 Posts: 24 Rep Power: 12 AT LAST!!! This was a difficult birth like we say here. I almost got the working steps from the pictures, but this took some time. The explanations were helpful. I still don't get the difference, but thats ok. I will repeat that for different geometries and then i hopefully understand it. Thanks for the kind help.

 April 25, 2013, 10:45 #22 Senior Member   AB Join Date: Sep 2009 Location: France Posts: 323 Rep Power: 21 From what I understood, your mistake was to associate the o-grid you created in block 1 and 3 and associated the edges of those o-grids with the curves of the small tube. Because before that, you already associated the edges of the o-grid of bloc2 with the curves of the small tube. So you have 2 edges for 1 curve, which is wrong. It created a 0-volume at the junction of the tubes. I hope my explanations were clear ...

 April 26, 2013, 04:18 #23 New Member   Robert Join Date: Apr 2013 Posts: 24 Rep Power: 12 OK, i think i understand it now. Thanks for the help!

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 Originally Posted by BrolY From what I understood, your mistake was to associate the o-grid you created in block 1 and 3 and associated the edges of those o-grids with the curves of the small tube. Because before that, you already associated the edges of the o-grid of bloc2 with the curves of the small tube. So you have 2 edges for 1 curve, which is wrong. It created a 0-volume at the junction of the tubes. I hope my explanations were clear ...
In addition to that there were duplicate blocks as well. Once I merge them and made the inner edges black (surface associated edges) problem was solved.

 June 10, 2014, 19:13 #25 New Member   Kartik Join Date: Apr 2014 Posts: 3 Rep Power: 12 hi there, im trying to mesh a geometry very similar to this, the only difference being that the central pipe section is very short and behaves like an orifice. The steps are very clear in this post but could someone please further clarify step 6 please. thanks in advance

 January 25, 2015, 19:25 #26 Senior Member   Tanjina Afrin Join Date: May 2013 Location: South Carolina Posts: 169 Rep Power: 12 Hello, is it possible to do this grid on workbench mesher? Regards, Tanjina

 January 27, 2015, 16:49 #27 Senior Member   Javi Join Date: Jan 2013 Posts: 276 Rep Power: 16 Hi Tanjina, I think you could try to do it but you need to split your geometry to get parts as O-grid topology approach. Take a look at this thread: [ANSYS Meshing] Problem with structured meshing pipe elbow

 January 29, 2015, 17:10 #28 Senior Member   Tanjina Afrin Join Date: May 2013 Location: South Carolina Posts: 169 Rep Power: 12 Thanks ! I am trying..... but it seems I have some problem.

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