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Old   April 30, 2005, 10:17
Default Comparison Bet. Prostar/ICEM
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Hi every body,

I have been working in Prostar for the past 10 days,i used to generate grids in icem here in prostar i am not aware of its capabilities as compared to icem.So,Can anyone please help me?

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Old   May 3, 2005, 23:47
Default Re: Comparison Bet. Prostar/ICEM
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Hello Fred,

I have used both ICEM and now Pro-Star, what I believe is that for very simple geometries, pipe bend, airfoil, ICEM is very easy and straight forward, but if you have the CAD data of a complex geometry, detailed radiator, engine, helicopter, than Pro-Star will trim a mesh to that surface, so think in terms of Pro-Star trims to the surface, thus you do not need to worry about trianlge size or quality on your surface, where as building a tet mesh, you go from the surface out.

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Old   May 8, 2005, 04:37
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Thanks Kevin. I had a problem when i try importing a cad data(iges) in proam saying "error;too many splines" No surface of the geometry has been imported i can see only points in the window.Hoe to overcome this?

One more thing regarding post processing: How to calculate massave,areaave etc., of flow variables at the boundaries(not at the cells)? Is there any calculator available like the one in CFX here, to determine such things?

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Old   May 29, 2005, 20:30
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If you have an IGES file then you should use the surface module in STAR-CD (ie pro-surf) to read the IGES file in and convert it to a useable triangulated surface. The IGES conversion option in pro-STAR/pro-am was never very good and has since been disabled in favor of the pro-surf one. pro-surf can write out a database file (.dbs) which pro-am can then read in directly.
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