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Luis October 29, 2007 08:19

negative solid volume error

I am trying to mesh a 3D solid with CFX v11, but I get the following error message:

"The calculated volume of this solid is negative. A volume mesh cannot be generated. This can occur if you have tried to volume mesh a surface body"

This is strange because when I verify the geometry I get no error messages and when I generate the surface mesh neither. Also, this same model was reporting no errors in CFX v10. Does anybody how can I fis this problem?



Glenn Horrocks October 29, 2007 18:36

Re: negative solid volume error

Are you meshing in Workbench?

Glenn Horrocks

Luis October 30, 2007 04:23

Re: negative solid volume error
Yes, I am meshing in Workbench with CFX-Mesh.

Glenn Horrocks October 30, 2007 19:04

Re: negative solid volume error
In that case the problem is almost always due to either using too large an element to capture a small geometry feature or a poor geometry model which overlaps itself.

Glenn Horrocks

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