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Page 7: Mesh

  • mesh panel
  • Figure 1 - Mesh Interface

Purpose: This interface, often used for generating solid meshes for ALE simulations, can be used to generate solid and shell meshes based on the following geometric forms:

  • Cube
  • Cylinder
  • Sphere
  • Surface defined by 4 nodes

Controls:

  • Entity: Create mesh for the entity
  • (Box_Solid, Box_Shell, 4N-Shell, Sphere_Solid, Sphere_Shell, Cylinder_Solid, Cylinder_Shell)

  • Box_Solid, Box_Shell

PMin
 Call Position Dialog to get minimum point
PMax
 Call Position Dialog to get maximum point

  • X: Enter x-coordinates of minimum and maximum point
  • Y: Enter y-coordinates of minimum and maximum point
  • Z: Enter z-coordinates of minimum and maximum point

  • Nx: Enter number of elements along x
  • Ny: Enter number of elements along y
  • Nz: Enter number of elements along z
  • 4N-Shell
  • cbc P1 - Pick node ID for point 1 or enter XYZ coordinates
  • cb P2 - Pick node ID for point 2 or enter XYZ coordinates
  • cb P3 - Pick node ID for point 3 or enter XYZ coordinates
  • cb P4 - Pick node ID for point 4 or enter XYZ coordinates

P1-P4
 Call Position Dialog to get point 1-4

  • NxNo.:Enter number of elements along x
  • NyNo.:Enter number of elements along y
  • Sphere_Solid, Sphere_Shell
  • Radius: Enter radius of sphere
  • Density: Enter density of sphere

Center
 Call Position Dialog to get sphere center

  • X: Enter x-coordinate of sphere center
  • Y: Enter y-coordinate of sphere center
  • Z: Enter z-coordinate of sphere center

Direct1
 Call Direction Dialog to get direction 1
dx
 Set direction x for 1/-1 (toggles)
dy
 Set direction y for 1/-1 (toggles)
dz
 Set direction z for 1/-1 (toggles)

Direct2
 Call Direction Dialog to get direction 2
dx
 Set direction x for 1/-1 (toggles)
dy
 Set direction y for 1/-1 (toggles)
dz
 Set direction z for 1/-1 (toggles)
  • Cylinder_Solid, Cylinder_Shell
  • Radius: Enter cylinder radius
  • Length: Enter cylinder length
  • Num Ele: Enter number of elements in circumferential direction
  • Num Leng: Enter number of elements along the length of the cylinder

Position
 Call Position Dialog to get position
  • x: Enter coordinate x value
  • y: Enter coordinate y value
  • z: Enter coordinate z value

Direction
 Call Direction Dialog to get direction
dirx
 Set direction x for 1/-1 (toggles)
diry
 Set direction y for 1/-1 (toggles)
dirz
 Set direction z for 1/-1 (toggles)
  • Target Name: Enter target part name
  • Target PID: Enter target part ID
  • Start EID: Enter starting element ID
  • Start NID: Enter starting node ID

Create
 Create mesh for the entity
Accept
 Accept the created mesh
Reject
 Reject the created mesh
Done
 Exit meshing interface


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