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Old   February 20, 2012, 08:00
Default DesignModeler, filling pipes and problematic geometry
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Hello, folks.

I have geometry, a pipe with one inlet and two outlets, and want to analyze properties of fluid flow within. I take it I have to FILL this geometry to define the proper fluid domain.
DesignModeler integrated into Ansys has a fill function, but I get an error due to "problematic geometry" and an error message "cannot heal wounds". The file I use is a parasolid (.x_t). should that cause any problems?

Have you encountered this before? Are there any other way to define my domain other than the fill function?

I'm very grateful for all input.

EDIT: Sorry, moderators, I just realized that this should go into the geometry forum.

Last edited by Cipherflak; February 20, 2012 at 08:18. Reason: should be in subforum.
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Old   March 29, 2012, 17:39
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Typically I have found that this indicates there is a problem with the original geometry file. Possibly slivers or other problems on the surface used to make the fill. Try checking those surfaces for problems and fixing them first.
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