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A.A. July 16, 2012 05:08

Dummy vetices in blockMesh file?
Is it possible to write dummy vertices in the blockMesh file which are not used to create a block afterwards and not getting an error?

MartinB July 16, 2012 07:00

Hi Alexander,

yes, you can add dummy vertices in the blockMeshDict without using them; there should be no error message.


Nikunj.R July 18, 2012 14:40

The user manual on pg U-126, mentions, "The point list cannot contain two different points
at an exactly identical position nor any point that is not part at least one face"

MartinB July 18, 2012 15:11

This point list mentioned in the user guide refers to the points in the final mesh, id est the constant/polyMesh/points, whereas the blockMeshDict file can have dummy points. The dummy points in the blockMeshDict are very useful for debugging purpose and for automatic mesh generation algorithms.


Nikunj.R July 18, 2012 15:14

ohhk, good to know that. Thanks for letting me know.

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