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Old   November 27, 2014, 11:50
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Hi all,

I read some threads about featureEdge refinement and some problems which occure if you apply featureEdge refinement. Therefor I checked out a few things and got some nice and interesting knowledge that I want to share with you.

I just wanted to mesh a cylinder and refine the features with level 2. The result is in picture #1. You see on the left side, that the feature refinement is not applied in the whole region. Only a few cells are refined with level 2. After playing around with blender and the eMesh I found, that sHM has some bug or more like a problem, finding these lines after refinement level 1 because if I move the feature edge on the left down the z-axis with 0,00001 m you can see that the result is like you expect (see picture 2).

I also tried to use the levels instead of level to check if its working with distances and what we see is what we expect. The result is like in picture 2. Done (:

  • In some cases it happens, that sHM does not realize the featureEdge for refinement. Maybe there is some tolerance parameter that can be set or should be introduced to fetch these lines in the new snappyHexMesh version.
  • To solve that problem you have to move your featureEdge a bit, like I did with blender or,
  • Just use levels (( )) and some distance to get these lines fetched.
  • The error also could not be solved after scaling the featureEdge and background mesh with factor 1000. Its getting better but still you will not have the expected result.

Hope it will help some guys,
Take care
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