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Old   October 8, 2014, 07:08
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Mesh a bunch of tube bundles , like a heat exchanger, using ICEM HEXA in under 8 minutes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pehn_0RONb4
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Thank you for making the video! I assume it was you, very helpful.

I have a large array of cylinders that I would like to mesh efficiently. I used your method of blocking, conversion to an unstructured mesh and transform (copying) to make the bundle. I next want to extend the mesh upstream and downstream and coarsen it.

First I tried to leave a gap in the blocking and stitch the unstructured mesh in, but I haven't found a tool that will match the edge parameters with the unstructured mesh.

Then I tried to transform-copy pre-mesh blocks but the associated edges went wrong and the pre-mesh was messed up.

Thanks for reading this I will appreciate any help very much. Sorry its so long!
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