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Old   February 4, 2002, 06:13
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Jennifer Haque
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Hi everyone,

Does anyone know how I would generate a 2d geometry on cfx5.

Please let me know.

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Old   February 4, 2002, 06:45
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you can do that but you will need to generate a 3d solid and specify the side walls as symmetric boundaries. that is how it is down in CFX.and you can keep this thicknes as small as you waant.

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Old   February 4, 2002, 09:03
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The following discussions might help:

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Old   February 4, 2002, 14:51
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Hi Jennifer,

You can switch the mesher to a 2D mode. Check out this FAQ for details.

Regards, Robin
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Old   February 4, 2002, 19:07
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2D problems in CFX-5 are solved by:

1) Creating a mesh with a single layer of 3D elements.

2) Defining the transverse boundaries as symmetry planes.

You have 2 options for grid generation in CFX-5:

1) Switch the mesher into 2D mode. See the posting by Robin for more details on that.

2) Use the native patran meshing tools in CFX-Build. You have to start Build in meshing only mode, and then select the patran mesher from the Tools menu I think?? I can't recall exactly. It's really easy though.

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