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Local Mesh

Question asked by Stephen Mounioloux on Feb 18, 2019
Latest reply on Feb 19, 2019 by Stephen Mounioloux

Hey guys,


I am working on this free convection sink which is modeled with a fair bit of room all around.

I am trying to model thermal boundary layer in between fins and I am wondering what's the best way to mesh this problem.


I have added a simple body with the XYZ of my fin bed covering the fin bed. Disable this component from the simulation and applied a local mesh to it. However when visualizing my mesh it doesn't seem that it is applying the refinement I am looking for, I am even wondering if it even detects the fins at all.


edit: I may have found the issue... could it be possible that the narrow channel refinement doesn't get trigger by my slightly tapered fins?



the following video shows something similar to what I am trying to do, but it's not of a big help since things changed quite a bit since 2011..

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation - Mesh Controls - YouTube