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Old   February 22, 2012, 06:04
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Hi,

I am using polyDualMesh and finally I get a polyhedral Mesh, but I need a tetrahedral Mesh.

Is there a posibility in OpenFoam
to create a tetrahedral Mesh by using polyDualMesh
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is there a way to create a tetrahedral Mesh from a polyhedral Mesh?

Thanks for any hint,
M.
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Old   February 22, 2012, 10:02
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hello,
You can't create a tetrahedral Mesh from a polyhedral Mesh, since it does exactly the opposite. And if you run polyDualMesh twice, you get the dual of the polymesh, which is again a polyhedral mesh.

If you want a thetrahedral mesh, look at netgen (with salome) / gmsh / engrid /...

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Old   February 22, 2012, 10:28
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Hi,

thanks for your quick answer, but I don't agree, that it is not possible to create a tetrahedral grid from a polyhedral grid.
It is always possible to split a polyhedron into a set of tetrahedrons.

(The reason why I'm using polyDualMesh is because the cell centres should become my new grid points for some reason.)

I have found in openfoam-1.6-ext the application "tetDecomposition", but this application adds additional points.

B.r. Martin.
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Hello Martin,

did you find a way to convert your polyhedral mesh into a tetrahedral mesh? Please let me know

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Greetings to all!

@Hanzo - I think the solution he probably used was this:
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I have found in openfoam-1.6-ext the application "tetDecomposition", but this application adds additional points.
Namely this one: https://github.com/ogoe/OpenFOAM-1.6...tDecomposition

The need for adding new points should be rather simple: without new points, the boundaries are not preserved, if the cell centers are used as vertexes for the tetrahedral mesh.

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Greetings to all!

@Hanzo - I think the solution he probably used was this:

Namely this one: https://github.com/ogoe/OpenFOAM-1.6...tDecomposition
Thanks a lot Bruno. Works nice.
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