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how to use steady-state mesh for transient study?

Question asked by Dan Hofstetter on Oct 12, 2014
Latest reply on Oct 29, 2019 by Dave Laban

I need to generate a mesh from a steady-state simulation, then use that mesh for a transient study.  How can I do this?  I have successfully used the Transferred Boundary Condition under General Settings, but all this does is load the flow field - the mesh from the steady-state study with the local refinements does not get loaded (it should have ~2 million cells, but instead it is loading a default mesh with < 1 million cells that would be generated by default as new).  I have specified the .fld file that contains the correct number of mesh cells, but it doesn't seem to help.

 

If there is no way to do this, I'll need to do my own local refinements with local initial meshes, but it would be really nice to be able to solve a steady-state calculation and let the solver identify regions with high gradients and automatically refine them for use in a transient study.

 

Thanks!

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