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zaynah04 August 20, 2013 04:46

foamMeshToFluent error!!!!

WHen i do foamMeshToFluent.. i get the foll error
can some one please explain what should i do?


Create mesh for time = 0

Writing Header
--> FOAM Warning :
From function void fluentFvMesh::writeFluentMesh() const
in file fluentFvMesh.C at line 252
foamMeshToFluent: cell shape for cell 0 only supported by Fluent polyhedral meshes.
Suppressing any further messages for polyhedral cells.

chubb87 August 24, 2014 06:41


this is not an error but as stated a warning. The reason is, that polyhedral (e.g. tetrahedral instead of hexagonal) cells are part of your mesh. This warning tells you, that Fluent will consequently only be able to read the mesh you created, if it reads a general polyhedral mesh, and not a hexagonal mesh.

I Don't know what this means for you, as you didn't specify what you have done and what your purpose is. As I don't have experience with FLUENT, I can not help you anymore.
I can only tell you, that this also happened to my mesh when I exported it after using 'stitchMesh' (which created tetrahydral cells), but that was no problem for me, since I didn't use FLUENT afterwards and as an unstructured mesh the mesh can still be used in my opinion.

refay2006 December 21, 2015 12:27

Same problem
I am facing almost the same warning message when using foamMeshToFluent.

However, my mesh in OpenFOAM is good when I open it with paraview but the meshing in ANSYS format do not open with Fluent Mesh and it just reads the number of cells and faces then gives me the following error message:

Error: 0 : SIGSEGV (Segmentation Violation)
Error object: #F

masoudsh June 27, 2016 17:07


when use foamMeshToFluent it write this sentence in terminal

Create Time

Create mesh for time = 0

Writing Header

how can change time=0,write other time mesh?


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