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Old   December 29, 2015, 10:06
Default Problem with zero thickness surfaces/baffles mesh imported from ANSA.
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Im having a weird problem solving a case (external aero) with mesh imported from ANSA (exported in Fluent .msh file). In pre each baffle (0 thickness) comes with its copy entity (shadow) but that not all. After case is solved:

With all 0 thickness surfaces (including shadows) being assigned wall property air can penetrate this walls! Now that got puzzled because even if I would want to I still dont know how can I make a wall property to not behave like a wall. Same I heard from local ANSYS support guy (very experienced with CFX in particular).
My question is have anyone experienced anything similar? Is there a way around it (ANSA mesh to CFX)? I dont really want to learn icem cfd or whatever enough time spent in ANSA creating this mesh on fairly complex model. If I dont find proper export/import solution than I will go back to cad level and add thickness to surfaces (major pita with very comples surfaces)
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Old   January 2, 2016, 01:21
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Have you tried defining the thin surfaces as walls? You might need to define both sides as walls.
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Yes - all the baffles (including shadows) were assigned WALL property. In fact - talking to experienced CFX guy (works for ansys russia) he says that even if he wanted to he doesn't know how to make an entity with wall property be transparent to airflow.

I solved the problem on CAD level (added thickness) but it was a PITA to do ))) But it works now.

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I am confused with your description. What does mean a WALL being transparent to air ? Either is a wall, or it is not. It cannot be both ways.

Once the mesh is imported, and a boundary condition assigned to the faces and its shadows, did you mark those faces as WALL, or INTERFACE ?
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Old   January 4, 2016, 15:26
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I am confused as well. So was ansys tech. support. I did assign to faces and shadows WALL property I'll dig out some screenshots to ilustrate.
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Old   January 16, 2016, 07:25
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