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titio January 16, 2008 10:53

Hi, I would like to know wh

I would like to know what is the best option for generate a mesh, without resorting to blockmesh. Is Gambit o.k?

I am asking this because FoamX, it seems, does not support the graphical generation of mesh. Is anyone aware of some extensions of OpenFOAM, or FoamX, that can be used.



francesco_b January 16, 2008 12:43

Hi Titio, I tried Gmsh, Sa
Hi Titio,

I tried Gmsh, Salome and HyperMesh; good results with all of these, it also seems that Gambit works good. It depends on what you need to do, but I think Gambit is ok, you can experience also the other tool, let me know what you think about them

Best Regards


lr103476 January 16, 2008 14:10

I have experience with gambit,
I have experience with gambit, gridgen and gridpro. For complex 3D hex-meshes, you need to put a lot of different blocks in your domain, which is easiest with gridpro and hardest with gambit.....If you've got a simple (2D) comp domain, gambit works just fine.

Regards, Frank

fra76 January 17, 2008 03:00

Other commercial tools are, fo
Other commercial tools are, for example, Tgrid (only volume mesh, you need a good surface mesh), Harpoon or Ansa.
All depends on your specific needs, habits and geometry!


florian_krause January 17, 2008 03:37

I recommened you to use HyperM
I recommened you to use HyperMesh80SR1 with the actual CFD-Update of course I do...

You can send me an eMail when you are interested in further information regarding HM


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