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Old   September 17, 2016, 02:31
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I have spent fairly massive amounts of time trying to understand blockMesh and snappyHexMesh. I am trying to mesh the interior of a performance theatre for air flow calculations. Attached are the STL, blockMeshDict and and snappyHexMeshDict files of a highly simplified version. Also attached is the Model.hdf file for Salome, where I created the original model and STL files.

I am fairly certain that my locationInMesh is pointing to the interior, but when I run this case using simple blockMesh and snappyhexMesh commands (no other arguments), my mesh shows BOTH the interior AND exterior regions on paraFoam. I must be doing something wrong, but what?


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Old   September 17, 2016, 16:45
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So, I woke up this morning thinking "Didn't I read about STL quality problems somewhere when learning about snappyHexMesh?". I did a quick web search, and sure enough I found that using Salome STL files generated from its GEOMETRY module are of very poor quality. Instead, it was recommended to generate STL files from Salome's MESH module. So, I generated surface meshes there and exported these. Low and behold, that seems to have led to success, at least for the case I posted yesterday. The new STL files are much too big to attach, though.
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