3 Replies Latest reply on Jun 29, 2018 10:24 AM by Ryan Dark

    Why won't this mesh?

    Jacob Murray

      I've been working on this for days now and I think I am starting to go slightly insane. I want to test the attached model in 120 km/h winds (in the x direction) to see what torque is developed at a designated point. I have done the fluid flow simulation to get the fluid pressure effects that I have then imported that into the static study. I have then defined the material (I set it as 1020 steel, but I really just want a rigid test of a single solid body). I've tried all different types of contact sets and global contacts but it is spitting out a heap of meshing errors and the diagnostics haven't been helpful. Is anyone able to let me know what I am doing wrong here?

        • Re: Why won't this mesh?
          Ryan Dark

          Hi Jacob,

          Your model has a large number of bodies and I expect that they will probably struggle to all mesh if you use a "Compatible Mesh" (a mesh requiring aligning nodes between meshed bodies).  I tested with an "Incompatible Mesh" (edit the 'Global Contact Bonded' definition and set the mesh options to "Incompatible") and it looks like all bodies are then able to mesh.

            • Re: Why won't this mesh?
              Jacob Murray

              Hi Ryan. Thanks for helping out with this. I tried to do the same and set the mesh option to "Incompatible Mesh" but I am still getting hundreds of parts not meshing. Are you able to let me know what you settings you used for the mesh, or anything else you might have done differently?

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                • Re: Why won't this mesh?
                  Ryan Dark

                  Along with "Incompatible Mesh" these are the mesh parameters I used on this particular successful mesh:

                   

                  I also made a brand new study with otherwise default settings applied to it so there may be other settings in your setup that I did not account for.