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Old   November 27, 2023, 05:31
Default Unable to generate prism mesh due to unfamiliar error
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Can somebody please tell me what is the cause of this error. I've been trying to create prism from the bottom of an empty computational domain in ICEM and I've followed all the necessary steps prior to prism generation, i.e., Surface mesh creation, its smoothing, Volume mesh creation, its smoothing but for some reason it just won't create prisms and the error message it is giving, I have no clue whatsoever what it is ! Someone please help. I've tried a lot many mesh sizings but to no avail.
The error message is as follows:
Done saving tetin file.
Writing domain "temp_prism0.uns" ...
Done saving domain file.
Running: "C:/Program Files/ANSYS Inc/v202/icemcfd/win64_amd/icemcfd/prism" D:/Aubaid
Program is running: pid = 16324
ANSYS ICEM CFD Prism compiled on 6/1/2020 at 3:25 p.m.
running on Windows (64 bit version)
(c) Copyright 1991 - 2020 Ansys Inc.
Usage: q 2 filename
error executing command: surface_file
error parsing input file D:/Aubaid
Application is finished.
Error: prism terminated prematurely


--- Mesh Info ---
Element types :
NODE : 8
LINE_2 : 637
TETRA_4 : 196911
TRI_3 : 27230
Element parts :
BOTTOM : 11775
CREATED_MATERIAL_1 : 196911
INLET : 2289
OUTLET : 2280
SIDES : 8092
SOLID_1_1 : 645
TOP : 2794
Total elements : 224786
Total nodes : 40239
Min : -2.1 -2.05 0
Max : 6 2.05 2.4

Finished compute mesh

FYI, the surface meshes that I create usually reach quality of around 0.56 after smoothing and the volume meshes that I generate after reach a quality of around 0.4 after smoothing. I'm hoping this isn't a issue as I have seen a number of tutors on youtube managing to create prisms with quality worse than me !
Many thanks for your help in advance.
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Old   December 4, 2023, 16:38
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Given the meassage

Usage: q 2 filename

I expect you have some uncommon characters in your file name. Please avoid any characters like " "
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