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Old   November 24, 2009, 12:27
Default my stl surface is seen as just a line
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Hi,

I have created with salome a STL simple file for a rectangular elbow:

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solid elbow
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outer loop
vertex 0.000000e+00 6.000000e+00 1.500000e+00
vertex 0.000000e+00 6.000000e+00 -1.500000e+00
vertex 0.000000e+00 0.000000e+00 -1.500000e+00
endloop
endfacet
facet normal -1.000000e+00 -0.000000e+00 0.000000e+00
outer loop
vertex 0.000000e+00 6.000000e+00 1.500000e+00
vertex 0.000000e+00 0.000000e+00 -1.500000e+00
vertex 0.000000e+00 0.000000e+00 1.500000e+00
endloop
endfacet
facet normal 0.000000e+00 -1.000000e+00 0.000000e+00
outer loop
vertex 6.000000e+00 0.000000e+00 1.500000e+00
vertex 9.000000e+00 0.000000e+00 -1.500000e+00
vertex 9.000000e+00 0.000000e+00 1.500000e+00
endloop
endfacet
facet normal 0.000000e+00 -1.000000e+00 0.000000e+00
outer loop
vertex 0.000000e+00 0.000000e+00 -1.500000e+00
vertex 9.000000e+00 0.000000e+00 -1.500000e+00
vertex 4.500000e+00 0.000000e+00 0.000000e+00
endloop
endfacet
facet normal 0.000000e+00 -1.000000e+00 0.000000e+00
outer loop
vertex 0.000000e+00 0.000000e+00 1.500000e+00
vertex 0.000000e+00 0.000000e+00 -1.500000e+00
vertex 4.500000e+00 0.000000e+00 0.000000e+00
endloop
endfacet
facet normal -0.000000e+00 -1.000000e+00 -0.000000e+00
outer loop
vertex 6.000000e+00 0.000000e+00 1.500000e+00
vertex 0.000000e+00 0.000000e+00 1.500000e+00
vertex 4.500000e+00 0.000000e+00 0.000000e+00
endloop
endfacet
facet normal -0.000000e+00 -1.000000e+00 0.000000e+00
outer loop
vertex 9.000000e+00 0.000000e+00 -1.500000e+00
vertex 6.000000e+00 0.000000e+00 1.500000e+00
vertex 4.500000e+00 0.000000e+00 0.000000e+00
endloop
endfacet
facet normal -0.000000e+00 0.000000e+00 1.000000e+00
outer loop
vertex 6.000000e+00 6.000000e+00 1.500000e+00
vertex 0.000000e+00 0.000000e+00 1.500000e+00
vertex 6.000000e+00 0.000000e+00 1.500000e+00
endloop
endfacet
facet normal 0.000000e+00 0.000000e+00 1.000000e+00
outer loop
vertex 6.000000e+00 6.000000e+00 1.500000e+00
vertex 0.000000e+00 6.000000e+00 1.500000e+00
vertex 0.000000e+00 0.000000e+00 1.500000e+00
endloop
endfacet
facet normal 0.000000e+00 1.000000e+00 0.000000e+00
outer loop
vertex 9.000000e+00 6.000000e+00 1.500000e+00
vertex 9.000000e+00 6.000000e+00 -1.500000e+00
vertex 6.000000e+00 6.000000e+00 1.500000e+00
endloop
endfacet
facet normal 0.000000e+00 1.000000e+00 0.000000e+00
outer loop
vertex 4.500000e+00 6.000000e+00 0.000000e+00
vertex 9.000000e+00 6.000000e+00 -1.500000e+00
vertex 0.000000e+00 6.000000e+00 -1.500000e+00
endloop
endfacet
facet normal 0.000000e+00 1.000000e+00 -0.000000e+00
outer loop
vertex 4.500000e+00 6.000000e+00 0.000000e+00
vertex 0.000000e+00 6.000000e+00 -1.500000e+00
vertex 0.000000e+00 6.000000e+00 1.500000e+00
endloop
endfacet
facet normal 0.000000e+00 1.000000e+00 -0.000000e+00
outer loop
vertex 4.500000e+00 6.000000e+00 0.000000e+00
vertex 0.000000e+00 6.000000e+00 1.500000e+00
vertex 6.000000e+00 6.000000e+00 1.500000e+00
endloop
endfacet
facet normal -0.000000e+00 1.000000e+00 0.000000e+00
outer loop
vertex 4.500000e+00 6.000000e+00 0.000000e+00
vertex 6.000000e+00 6.000000e+00 1.500000e+00
vertex 9.000000e+00 6.000000e+00 -1.500000e+00
endloop
endfacet
facet normal 0.000000e+00 0.000000e+00 -1.000000e+00
outer loop
vertex 0.000000e+00 0.000000e+00 -1.500000e+00
vertex 0.000000e+00 6.000000e+00 -1.500000e+00
vertex 9.000000e+00 0.000000e+00 -1.500000e+00
endloop
endfacet
facet normal 0.000000e+00 0.000000e+00 -1.000000e+00
outer loop
vertex 9.000000e+00 0.000000e+00 -1.500000e+00
vertex 0.000000e+00 6.000000e+00 -1.500000e+00
vertex 9.000000e+00 6.000000e+00 -1.500000e+00
endloop
endfacet
facet normal 1.000000e+00 0.000000e+00 0.000000e+00
outer loop
vertex 9.000000e+00 0.000000e+00 -1.500000e+00
vertex 9.000000e+00 6.000000e+00 -1.500000e+00
vertex 9.000000e+00 6.000000e+00 1.500000e+00
endloop
endfacet
facet normal 1.000000e+00 -0.000000e+00 0.000000e+00
outer loop
vertex 9.000000e+00 0.000000e+00 1.500000e+00
vertex 9.000000e+00 0.000000e+00 -1.500000e+00
vertex 9.000000e+00 6.000000e+00 1.500000e+00
endloop
endfacet
facet normal 0.000000e+00 -1.000000e+00 0.000000e+00
outer loop
vertex 6.000000e+00 0.000000e+00 1.500000e+00
vertex 9.000000e+00 0.000000e+00 1.500000e+00
vertex 6.000000e+00 0.000000e+00 7.500000e+00
endloop
endfacet
facet normal 0.000000e+00 -1.000000e+00 0.000000e+00
outer loop
vertex 6.000000e+00 0.000000e+00 7.500000e+00
vertex 9.000000e+00 0.000000e+00 1.500000e+00
vertex 9.000000e+00 0.000000e+00 7.500000e+00
endloop
endfacet
facet normal -1.000000e+00 0.000000e+00 0.000000e+00
outer loop
vertex 6.000000e+00 6.000000e+00 1.500000e+00
vertex 6.000000e+00 0.000000e+00 1.500000e+00
vertex 6.000000e+00 0.000000e+00 7.500000e+00
endloop
endfacet
facet normal -1.000000e+00 -0.000000e+00 -0.000000e+00
outer loop
vertex 6.000000e+00 6.000000e+00 7.500000e+00
vertex 6.000000e+00 6.000000e+00 1.500000e+00
vertex 6.000000e+00 0.000000e+00 7.500000e+00
endloop
endfacet
facet normal 0.000000e+00 1.000000e+00 0.000000e+00
outer loop
vertex 6.000000e+00 6.000000e+00 7.500000e+00
vertex 9.000000e+00 6.000000e+00 1.500000e+00
vertex 6.000000e+00 6.000000e+00 1.500000e+00
endloop
endfacet
facet normal 0.000000e+00 1.000000e+00 0.000000e+00
outer loop
vertex 9.000000e+00 6.000000e+00 7.500000e+00
vertex 9.000000e+00 6.000000e+00 1.500000e+00
vertex 6.000000e+00 6.000000e+00 7.500000e+00
endloop
endfacet
facet normal 1.000000e+00 -0.000000e+00 0.000000e+00
outer loop
vertex 9.000000e+00 0.000000e+00 7.500000e+00
vertex 9.000000e+00 0.000000e+00 1.500000e+00
vertex 9.000000e+00 6.000000e+00 1.500000e+00
endloop
endfacet
facet normal 1.000000e+00 -0.000000e+00 0.000000e+00
outer loop
vertex 9.000000e+00 0.000000e+00 7.500000e+00
vertex 9.000000e+00 6.000000e+00 1.500000e+00
vertex 9.000000e+00 6.000000e+00 7.500000e+00
endloop
endfacet
facet normal -0.000000e+00 0.000000e+00 1.000000e+00
outer loop
vertex 6.000000e+00 6.000000e+00 7.500000e+00
vertex 6.000000e+00 0.000000e+00 7.500000e+00
vertex 9.000000e+00 0.000000e+00 7.500000e+00
endloop
endfacet
facet normal 0.000000e+00 0.000000e+00 1.000000e+00
outer loop
vertex 9.000000e+00 6.000000e+00 7.500000e+00
vertex 6.000000e+00 6.000000e+00 7.500000e+00
vertex 9.000000e+00 0.000000e+00 7.500000e+00
endloop
endfacet
endsolid elbow
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The problem is that paraview sees this STL as just a line in the x-direction. Also when I want to mesh it with snappyHexMesh, I am not able to put the internal point inside the mesh, I guess that because the same problem.

Maybe has anybody encountered this strange behaviour before and can help me?

Thank you.

Robert
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Old   November 24, 2009, 13:02
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news: if I export it as binary STL, problem with paraview dissapears, but with the one with snappyHexMesh still remains:

Point (3.25 3.25 0.25) is not inside the mesh or on a face or edge.
Bounding box of the mesh0 0 -1.5) (9 6 7.5)

From function refinementParameters::findCells(const polyMesh&) const
in file autoHexMesh/autoHexMeshDriver/refinementParameters/refinementParameters.C at line 104.

Some idea?

Thanks again

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Old   January 6, 2010, 01:30
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Hi,

The STL file seems to be fine.......There does not seem to a problem.......

This is some part of the snappyHexMeshDict I used.......

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geometry
{
elbow.stl
{
type triSurfaceMesh;
name elbow;
}
};

........
........
refinementSurfaces
{
elbow
{
// Surface-wise min and max refinement level
level (3 3);
}
}

.......
........
refinementRegions
{
elbow
{
mode distance;
levels ((0.1 3) (0.5 2) (1 1));
}
}

locationInMesh (4.0 2.0 2.0);

---------------
--------------
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debug 0;
mergeTolerance 1E-4;


But since the geometry is not closed, there will be mesh in the region between blockMesh and the elbow........If its not required you need to use a closed geometry.


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