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Failure creating mesh for simple simulation

Question asked by Niranjan Lakhanpal on May 13, 2017
Latest reply on May 16, 2017 by Siavash Khajehhasani



I am a Materials Science & Engineering student working on my senior capstone project, but I have encountered numerous difficulties creating a mesh for my 3D model.


While I do not have extensive CAD experience, I have been able to create a model of a wind turbine blade with some help from this forum.I must now conduct FEA on it. I am trying to mesh the 3D model, but it keeps failing or getting stuck at 48%. I would appreciate any help! I have tried using ANSYS with an IGES file as well but I am also having problems generating the mesh there as well.


Just for some background, the purpose of the modeling and FEA was to evaluate the performance the wind blade that has kevlar (yellow/black) wrapped around the aluminum rib-cage (grey), which is then wrapped by another aluminum surface (outer grey surface).