Mixed Mesh Issues

Discussion created by 1-6JQCO1 on Mar 24, 2008
Hello everybody,

I'm having some issues with getting a particular model to mesh using a mixed-mesh study. The model is of a thick reinforcing pad over a thin-wall pipe. I created a surface from the edges of the reinforcing pad and had planned on using shell elements for that and solid elements for the pad itself.

I can mesh the pad independently (when I don't have surface supressed) using 1" solid elements. I can't seem to get the mixed mesh model to work no matter what I try. I have a mesh control on the pad solid stating a 1" element size and I have set the global size to 1in to 2in with no difference, still getting an error.

I have uploaded the part file to this location:


Any help is much appreciated.