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fotoflash October 15, 2012 11:32

blockMesh Mesh and Simulation
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my name is Luca and I'm new in openFoam.

Could I have some help in building a mesh using blockMesh? The mesh is like the one atacched.

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Kind regards,


colinB October 16, 2012 03:09

Hi Luca,

welcome to the forum.

First a general note: the guys here in the forum won't make your homework,
but they will help you with problems!

Since you are new to OF I recommend you to accomplish the tutorials
as mentioned in the user guide. Especially the first two should be
very helpful to you (Lid Driven Cavity & Stess Analysis)
The first one is good to get a general feeling for OF and the second one
is a good basis for your meshing problem. (here you find the user guide)

I hope the above is of assistance


fotoflash October 16, 2012 04:34

Hi Colin,

thank you for replying me.

I've done the first tutorials but I have a lot of doubts.

Are there other docs on mesh?

Kind regards,


colinB October 17, 2012 02:36

Well, in the user guide, there is also a section that
covers meshing with blockMesh and explaining all
the parameters you can use.
Actually this is one of the most detailed chapters of
the whole guide and it is possible to understand blockMesh
completely just by reading this section. (I know it from my own experience)

rajashankar.s November 11, 2012 09:06

I am new to openFoam.
i want to do Fluid flow analysis over an rc a/c model.
i have my geometry in .stl format. how to create mesh around the body using block mesh

with regards

akidess November 11, 2012 09:23

Not at all. Use snappyHexMesh.

rajashankar.s November 11, 2012 09:29

Hi akidess
Thank you akidess.
Actually i am tryimg so.
But i not getting clearly about some keywords in snappy Hex mesh dictionary.
any detailed tutorial is available for snappy Hexmesh

with regards

wyldckat November 12, 2012 17:55

Greetings to all!


Originally Posted by rajashankar.s (Post 391481)
any detailed tutorial is available for snappy Hexmesh

Several sources of information about snappyHexMesh are gathered here:

Best regards,

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