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Shaafi May 3, 2013 11:54

Meshing stirred tank
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Hi! all

Iam currently doing a case where i want to simulate a stirred tank reactor. The tank reactor is quadratic in shape and have an impeller in the center. Iam using Multiple reference frame (MRF) for the rotational region. However i have some difficulties with the meshing i would want a hexahedral mesh in the tank and a tetrahedral mesh in the cylindrically shaped rotational region. Which meshing method is most suitable for this? and how can it be done? iam kinda stuck on this part and i would really appreciate some help. I will attach some images of the geometry for visualization.

Thanks in advance
Regards Shaafi

Far May 4, 2013 09:07


Which mesh generation software you are using for your case?

Shaafi May 4, 2013 09:17


Iam using workbench fluent meshing application

Kind Regards Shaafi

Far May 4, 2013 09:28

Tgrid, ansys meshing or Gambit?

Shaafi May 4, 2013 09:33

Sorry about that i meant the ansys meshing :)

Far May 4, 2013 09:34

did you take a look on similar cases at ansys meshing and geometry forum?

Shaafi May 4, 2013 09:39

yes i did i made the ansys tutorial on stirred tank but the geometry in the tutorial was for a cylindrical shaped tank and i tried to apply the same meshing method(Sweep meshing) by decomposing my geometry with slicing approach so the geometry could more easily be swept but unfortionally it didnt work, and i have no clue how to go on from this point

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