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Zurayk January 16, 2007 12:37

quistion about meshing
Hello, I want to make the meshing finer in some volume in the flow, not only along a line, but in a volume in the flow, to detect the shear layer better, can anyone tell me how to make the mesh finer in an interesting region?

Santiago Orrego. January 16, 2007 13:45

Re: quistion about meshing
What program do you use? ICEM ? CFX Mesh?

Zurayk January 17, 2007 03:54

Re: quistion about meshing
CFX mesh is the program, please inform me if in ICEM i can solve the problem, I would consider using it then.

Michael B January 17, 2007 04:53

Re: quistion about meshing
Icem can easily do it. I've used "Create Mesh Density" in ICEM CFD for this example to enhance the details in the wake of the car.:

Fusion January 17, 2007 04:55

Re: quistion about meshing
Using ICEM you can do what you are asking by defining a "mesh density" on a surface.


Zurayk January 17, 2007 05:16

Re: quistion about meshing
Thanx alot Michael and Fusion, I gotta try that.

Santiago Orrego. January 17, 2007 08:47

Re: quistion about meshing
ICEM its very "controlable". Its a difficult to learn "how" its works, but when you understand it, its very very good. Santiago.

Alex January 17, 2007 13:46

Re: quistion about meshing
For CFX-Mesh, you can try imprinting a surface in the region you are trying to resolve on a boundary in Design Modeler and then setting the desired face spacing for that imprinted face in CFX-Mesh. This at least allows you to control spacing more precisely inside a given boundary, instead of setting one value for the entire boundary. See CFX-Mesh Tutorial 9 for imprinting a surface. It is probably not as good as a density box in ICEM-CFD since you have to worry about how the mesh is changing in a third direction off the boundary, but it is the best I have come up with if stuck with CFX-Mesh.

zurayk January 22, 2007 05:03

Re: quistion about meshing
I found out that it is possible to mesh a region with CFX mesh through the workbench. this can happen by creating a plane in the area we wanna mesh finely and extrude a geometry there as freez. transfer it to the meshing and there we can create the triangle control from controls on the extruded geometry in region of interest. then before starting the surface mesh we just have to supress this extrusion we did. and then surface and volume mesh the modell. this will result in meshing the region of interest finely. Regards

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