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Old   August 17, 2016, 15:43
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Hi Folks,
I am currently trying to model a 3D vertical axis turbine with straight blades using Ansys 14.5 and Fluent, I have booleaned out my blades and shaft from the rotating domain all went to plan.

however when I try to mesh in Ansys mesher I get the warning "Inflation created stairstep mesh at some locations" when I create a section and examine the mesh I can the stairstep is created towards the trailing edge (see attached)

I have searched this forum and it is suggested to change the angle to 180 degrees from the default of 140 degrees, I tried this and it didn't work.

I'd appreciate it if anyone could help me with this problem.

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Old   September 28, 2017, 03:03
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Hi David.
I got the same problem as you. Have you solve the meshing problem "stairstep"?
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