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ANSYS Meshing Introduction I t d ti

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Meshing Overview
• ANSYS Workbench process automation – Physics-aware meshing – Meshing in batch – P Parametric/Persistent meshing t i /P i t t hi • Adding controls for meshing flexibility – mesh type/method – mesh sizing – mesh a g e t es alignment – mesh quality – mesh feature capturing

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Process Automation
• Meshing co es as a cell of a Workbench Analysis es g comes ce o o be c a ys s System (Mesh/Model) • Or as it’s own Component System.

• Regardless of what System the Mesh/Model cell is invoked from the meshing tools are the same • However, the meshing defaults are based on the physics preference of the system • The mesh is provided to any downstream system – Downstream systems can be linked to the Mesh cell of any system
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Physics-Aware Meshing
• There are four physics p p y preferences in the Meshing g application, each using appropriate defaults for that physics

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Meshing in Batch
• Because the meshing is highly automated, the meshing application can be run in batch and a user can essentially skip the meshing step. For example:
Use Update to generate the mesh in batch. The Progress monitor gives progress. After updating the mesh you can Edit it to view the mesh or add additional control. dditi l t l

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• These controls persist with any geometry changes changes. Proprietary . 7 ANSYS.Parametric/Persistent Meshing • In the following slides. • The process of updating the mesh is the same as in the batch meshing – Added controls continue to apply – Well controlled mesh is automated for subsequent design iterations in batch • This makes parametric/persistent meshing inherent to the p process © 2009 ANSYS. Inc. we will see how mesh methods and mesh controls can be inserted to control the properties of the mesh. All rights reserved. Inc.

Meshing in Workbench is designed to be invisible to the user • However. Inc.Adding Controls for Flexibility • As demonstrated. since a well controlled mesh is often required for higher solution accuracy and efficiency there is a efficiency. All rights reserved. 8 ANSYS. Inc. great deal of flexibility to control: – mesh type/method – mesh sizing – mesh alignment – mesh quality – mesh feature capturing © 2009 ANSYS. Proprietary .

Adding Mesh Controls • Let’s look at an assembly model: Contact is automatically defined between parts Mesh object: additional controls can be inserted Global controls: Physics preferences. • You can see in this case that Workbench automatically assigns: • Physics based sizing • Interfaces between parts • User can go into these defaults and adjust as they see fit. Inc. Inc. © 2009 ANSYS. inflation etc sizings inflation. 9 ANSYS. All rights reserved. etc. sizings. Proprietary .

Inc.Adding Mesh Controls • Mesh Methods: • Parts are meshed as appropriate. else tets • User can insert mesh methods to override the defaults. Some parts are meshed with patch conforming tetrahedral method Some parts are meshed with general sweep © 2009 ANSYS. h where i t hex h possible. Proprietary . Inc. All rights reserved. 10 ANSYS.

Adding Mesh Controls • Mesh Controls (Virtual Topology): • Geometry and mesh defeaturing tools are available to reduce the element/cell count in non noncritical regions • Manual virtual topologies help user control which features to capture Virtual Topologies can be created automatically. Mesh walks over details 11 ANSYS. Inc. or manually as shown here. Let’s see how we can coarsen mesh in non-critical regions Mesh is refined to respect each face © 2009 ANSYS. Inc. Proprietary . All rights reserved.

Adding Mesh Controls • Mesh Controls (Auto VT): • Automatic virtual topologies can be created and then user can edit these manually for optimum control Mesh without Virtual Topogies Automatic Virtual Topologies © 2009 ANSYS. All rights reserved. Inc. Inc. Mesh after automatic Virtual Topologies 12 ANSYS. Proprietary .

Inc. All rights reserved. edge. 13 ANSYS.Adding Mesh Controls • Mesh Controls (Sizing): • Sizing controls are available at the body. Inc. face. Proprietary . cross hatch represents size Resulting mesh © 2009 ANSYS. and vertex level • Other sizing controls include: • Sphere of influence p • Body of influence • Curvature/Proximity sizing Now let’s apply a body sizing to improve uniformity of mesh Insert body sizing.

Notice bad mesh in areas Insert manual pinch controls to remove unwanted features © 2009 ANSYS. simplification pinch features can further simplify the model • The pinch controls use mesh p based defeaturing and can be applied manually or automatically like VTs.Adding Mesh Controls • Mesh Controls (Pinch): • If Virtual Topologies (VTs) aren’t enough for geometry simplification. 14 Manual pinch feature removes features at mesh level allowing for easier simplification than geometry level for some configurations. Inc. Like Automatic Virtual Topologies. All rights reserved. there is Automatic Pinch ANSYS. Inc. Proprietary .

Proprietary . 15 ANSYS.Adding Mesh Controls • Mesh Control (Mapped Face): The face Th f mesh structure can be Select changed face(s) adding by to have a mapped mapped face mesh controls Since the face has a cutout. Inc. sub-mapping is done to get a mapped mesh Face is meshed with mapped quads split to tris © 2009 ANSYS. All rights reserved. Inc.

All rights reserved. Proprietary . Inc. 16 ANSYS. Inc.Adding Mesh Controls • Mesh Methods and Controls: • This example shows how a variety of mesh controls and methods can combine to provide great flexibility Default tet mesh Hex mesh would improve solution accuracy Add Virtual Faces to aid in hex meshing Add MultiZone method for pure hex mesh Pure hex mesh is able t b bl to be generated © 2009 ANSYS.

Adding Mesh Controls • Mesh Methods and Controls: • There is an extensive list of additional mesh methods/controls. Inc. Proprietary . Inc. Apply body sizing with smaller mesh size Refined hex mesh for better accuracy Section plane of hex mesh © 2009 ANSYS. All rights reserved. 17 ANSYS. but this gives a general overview of the use of these controls.

All rights reserved.Adding Controls for Flexibility • The controls that were added are stored as objects in the mesh folder • These controls persist to design changes – If a new design makes it impossible to update controls from a previous design. © 2009 ANSYS. the software puts a ? to indicate a control that has become invalid and should be inspected by the user. Inc. 18 ANSYS. Proprietary . Inc.

0 g Feature Update © 2009 ANSYS.ANSYS Meshing 12. 19 ANSYS. Proprietary . All rights reserved. Inc. Inc.

Proprietary . 20 ANSYS. Adaptive Architecture • Integration of TGrid and ANSYS ICEM CFD meshing methods to increase power and flexibility of Workbench meshing solution • Further evolution of meshing tools and technologies for Mechanical. Inc.ANSYS 12. Inc. Persistent Highly-Automated.0 Meshing Goals • Next generation solution for GAMBIT and CFXMesh customers: – Follows Workbench guiding principles: Parametric. Highly Automated Flexible. Parametric Persistent. Explicit and CFD meshing © 2009 ANSYS. ANSYS Emag. All rights reserved. Physics-aware.

Inc. All rights reserved. Inc. 21 ANSYS. Proprietary .Mesh Controls • • • • Physics-based mesh controls Support for CAD instances Arbitrary mesh matching Mapped mesh controls – Corner controls to help define mapping strategy • Pinch feature • Ad Advanced Si F d Size Functions i • Interface/contact handling between parts – Contact sizing – Arbitrary mesh matching – Patch independent option: Match mesh where possible ibl © 2009 ANSYS.

mesh size functions. Inc. Proprietary .Fluids Physics-based Mesh Controls • ANSYS 12. 22 ANSYS. All rights reserved. etc. Inc.0 is the first release targeting CFD needs using our proven GAMBIT and TGrid meshing technology • Better CFD meshing defaults: – Automated CFD meshing process • CFD/Fl CFD/Fluent shape check controls t h h k t l – Support for FLUENT boundary conditions. . – Improved inflation controls • Program controlled inflation • S Smooth t th transition controls iti t l © 2009 ANSYS.

CFD Meshing • Automated CFD meshing process: – CFX/FLUENT solver preference added to tailor mesh based off solver – Add d appropriate d f lt Added i t defaults – Added “Skewness” quality metric for FLUENT © 2009 ANSYS. All rights reserved. 23 ANSYS. Inc. Inc. Proprietary .

CFD Meshing • 3D Bodies (Zones) Solid/Fluid: – CAD parts can be marked in DM as Air/Fluid – Display of Solid/Fluid indicates type – FLUENT will use this for 3D Zone creation • 2D Zones – Named Selections (for Boundary Conditions) pass through Workflow (CAD Geometry Meshing FLUENT) © 2009 ANSYS. Proprietary . Inc. Inc. All rights reserved. 24 ANSYS.

Inc. or insert inflation control © 2009 ANSYS.Improved CFD Inflation • Program Controlled Inflation – Will inflate off all faces that are not in a named selection – Or user can inflate off a named selection. Inc. 25 ANSYS. Proprietary . All rights reserved.

Inc. Inc.Structural Physics-Based Mesh Controls • Efficient meshing for physics – Rigid body contact meshing • Edges/Faces in contact area are only things meshed • Centroid defined for mass – G k t meshing Gasket hi • Quadratic edges/faces on top and bottom • Linear edges/faces on side © 2009 ANSYS. 26 ANSYS. Proprietary . All rights reserved.

All rights reserved. Inc.Rigid Body Meshing (3D) • Only faces of rigid body in contact get meshed © 2009 ANSYS. 27 ANSYS. Proprietary . Inc.

Inc.Rigid Body Meshing (2D) • Only edges of rigid sheet in contact get meshed © 2009 ANSYS. Inc. All rights reserved. 28 ANSYS. Proprietary .

29 ANSYS. Inc. Inc. All rights reserved.Gasket Elements • More automated way of meshing gaskets Quadratic faces on source/target Linear faces on sides © 2009 ANSYS. Proprietary .

Proprietary . Solidworks. All rights reserved. etc.Support for CAD Instances • Instances defined in Pro/E. 30 ANSYS. are used in meshing (geometry/mesh is copied) – Geometry transfer/meshing speedup • Selection by instance © 2009 ANSYS. Inc. Inc.

Meshing of Instances • Meshing speed improvement – 58% time reduction in meshing • Instance selection: © 2009 ANSYS. Inc. 31 ANSYS. Inc. All rights reserved. Proprietary .

Meshing of Instances • Overall speed improvements – – – Geometry transfer: 77% time reduction Meshing speedup: 55% time reduction Total i T t l import and meshing of thi model reduced f t d hi f this d l d d from 533 to 192 seconds (64% time reduction) © 2009 ANSYS. Inc. Proprietary . 32 ANSYS. Inc. All rights reserved.

Proprietary . All rights reserved. Inc.Arbitrary Mesh Matching • Match control to copy mesh to similar topologies based off 2 coordinate systems © 2009 ANSYS. Inc. 33 ANSYS.

Improved Mapped Control • Support for side/corner controls to define strategy for submapping

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Pinch Feature
• Mesh pinch out feature added for defeaturing at mesh level p g • Automated based off shell thickness or user defined tolerance • Works in conjunction with Virtual Topologies to simplify meshing constraints

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Automatic Pinch Generation • With automatic pinch generation user can pinch features under a defined size and remove small features from the mesh

Use shell thickness, or define a tolerance

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software figures out basic areas to pinch • User can then add additional manual pinch controls © 2009 ANSYS. Inc. Proprietary . All rights reserved. 37 ANSYS.Manual Pinch Feature • With Auto-pinch. Inc.

All rights reserved.Shell Example w/out pinch feature w/pinch feature © 2009 ANSYS. Proprietary . Inc. 38 ANSYS. Inc.

Proprietary .Shell Example w/out pinch feature w/pinch feature © 2009 ANSYS. All rights reserved. Inc. Inc. 39 ANSYS.

All rights reserved.Solid Example w/out pinch feature w/pinch feature © 2009 ANSYS. 40 ANSYS. Inc. Inc. Proprietary .

Inc. 41 ANSYS. Proprietary . Inc. All rights reserved.Advanced Size Function • Incorporate FLUENT size function • Curvature based sizing controls y g • Proximity based sizing controls • Body/Face/Edge sizing • Improve consistency of controls across mesh methods © 2009 ANSYS.

Proprietary .Advanced Size Function • Advanced size functions added for explicit control for: – – – – – – Curvature Normal Angle Number of cells in a thin gap Minimum Size Maximum Face Size Maximum Tet Size Growth Rate © 2009 ANSYS. Inc. 42 ANSYS. All rights reserved. Inc.

Advanced Size Function • Standard Size Function • Advanced Size Function

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Advanced Size Function • Standard Size Function • Advanced Size Function

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Advanced Size Function • Standard Size Function • Advanced Size Function

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Inc. 46 ANSYS.Advanced Size Function • With curvature • With curvature and proximity (5 cells i gap) t d i it ll in ) © 2009 ANSYS. Inc. All rights reserved. Proprietary .

All rights reserved. Inc. Inc. 47 ANSYS.Scoped Sizes • Scoped size controls: – Edge – Face – Body © 2009 ANSYS. Proprietary .

48 ANSYS. Inc.Body of Influence • Bodies can be used to define a region of influence © 2009 ANSYS. All rights reserved. Proprietary . Inc.

All rights reserved.Interface/Contact Modeling of Parts • There are several techniques to model the common faces between parts – As parts – As multibody part with common nodes – As multibody part with duplicated nodes • Shared/matched face(s) • Shared/matched edge(s) © 2009 ANSYS. Inc. Proprietary . Inc. 49 ANSYS.

Inc. All rights reserved. Inc. Proprietary . 50 ANSYS.Interface/Contact Modeling of Parts • There are several techniques to model the q common faces between parts 2 faces – As parts p – As multibody part with common nodes 1 face – As multibody part with duplicated nodes 2 faces • Shared/matched face(s) • Shared/matched edge(s) © 2009 ANSYS.

Proprietary . Inc. 51 ANSYS.Interface/Contact Modeling of Parts • As Parts: – 2 Faces at contact region – Parts meshed separately © 2009 ANSYS. All rights reserved. Inc.

since parts contacts share common face – Multibody part meshed as a whole DM Attribute © 2009 ANSYS. Proprietary .Interface/Contact Modeling of Parts • As Multibody part: – No contacts. Inc. Inc. All rights reserved. 52 ANSYS.

Inc. Inc. Proprietary . All rights reserved. since each body has a face – Multibody part meshed as a whole DM Attribute © 2009 ANSYS. 53 ANSYS.Interface/Contact Modeling of Parts • As Multibody p ( y part (w/Imprints): p ) – Contacts.

All rights reserved. 54 ANSYS. • If using Imprint option there are a few controls to keep in mind: – Contact sizing g – Match control: Arbitrary – Patch independent option: Match mesh where possible © 2009 ANSYS.Interface/Contact Modeling of Parts • Depending on how the user wants the interface p g modeled/meshed between two bodies. Proprietary . user can choose appropriate option • U i th i Using the imprint option i a multibody part i t ti in ltib d t ensures a common interface between 2 parts option. Inc. Inc.

All rights reserved.Interface/Contact Modeling of Parts • Contact Sizing – Drag and Drop Contact Region into Mesh folder – Influences the mesh sizing between parts Mesh isn’t always coincident © 2009 ANSYS. 55 ANSYS. Proprietary . Inc. Inc.

Interface/Contact Modeling of Parts • Match Control: Arbitrary y – Enforces same node spacing based off common topology between p p gy parts Undesired penetration of individual parts Desired coincident nodes with multi-body part using IMPRINT method and Match M h control l © 2009 ANSYS. Inc. Proprietary . Inc. All rights reserved. 56 ANSYS.

Inc.Interface/Contact Modeling of Parts • Patch Independent option: Match mesh where p p possible – If “yes” software will try to enforce common y y nodes between common faces of a multibody(imprint) part – If “no” software will not try to enforce common nodes between common faces of b t f f a multibody(imprint) part © 2009 ANSYS. Proprietary . Inc. 57 ANSYS. All rights reserved.

Meshing Improvements © 2009 ANSYS. Proprietary . Inc. Inc. All rights reserved. 58 ANSYS.

59 ANSYS. Inc. Proprietary .Surface Meshing • Improved surface mesh quality – Eliminate poor-quality mesh clusters – Improved curvature based refinement controls • 2D inflation controls – 2D Planar models – Shell models • Respect new sizing controls • Improved auto-blocker robustness/consistency © 2009 ANSYS. Inc. All rights reserved.

All rights reserved.0 ANSYS 12.0 © 2009 ANSYS.Meshing Update More uniform surface mesh: ANSYS 11. Proprietary . Inc. Inc. 60 ANSYS.

All rights reserved.0 © 2009 ANSYS.Meshing Update More uniform surface mesh: ANSYS 11. Inc. Inc. 61 ANSYS. Proprietary .0 ANSYS 12.

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All rights reserved. Proprietary . Inc.2D Inflation Controls • 2D planar model © 2009 ANSYS. Inc. 63 ANSYS.

2D Inflation Controls • 2D shell model © 2009 ANSYS. 64 ANSYS. All rights reserved. Inc. Proprietary . Inc.

Proprietary . All rights reserved.Tetrahedral Meshing • Mix and Match Tetrahedral and Sweep methods • TGrid Tetra AFT meshing method for CFD p patch independent robustness p • Improved p • Improved consistency of controls © 2009 ANSYS. Inc. Inc. 65 ANSYS.

Combination of Methods Mapped bodies © 2009 ANSYS. Inc. All rights reserved. Proprietary . Inc. 66 ANSYS.

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Inc. Proprietary .Inflation • Multibody part handling • Smooth transition • Collision avoidance – St i t Stair-stepping i – Layer compression – Examples • Preview inflation • Pre vs. Inc. 68 ANSYS. post inflation •S Sweeping – Pure hex or wedge © 2009 ANSYS. All rights reserved.

Inflation: Multibody Parts Mapped bodies © 2009 ANSYS. All rights reserved. Inc. Proprietary . Inc. 69 ANSYS.

Inc. 70 ANSYS. All rights reserved.Smooth Transition • Smooth transition option added to provide layer by layer smoothing to achieve good transition to tet mesh • Transition ratio controls inflation to tet transition CFX Default FLUENT Default © 2009 ANSYS. Inc. Proprietary .

71 ANSYS. Inc. Compression p Layer Compression Stair-stepping © 2009 ANSYS. Proprietary . Inc. All rights reserved.Inflation: Stair-stepping vs.

Inc. Proprietary . 72 ANSYS. Compression p Layer Compression Stair-stepping © 2009 ANSYS. Inc. All rights reserved.Inflation: Stair-stepping vs.

Proprietary . 73 ANSYS. Inc. All rights reserved. although compression was req ested place altho gh as requested Between multi-body parts Local stair-stepping Resolve by adding inflation on interior faces © 2009 ANSYS.Examples of Inflation • There are situations when stair-stepping is locally taking place. Inc.

74 ANSYS. Inc. Proprietary . All rights reserved.Examples of Inflation • There are situations when stair-stepping is locally taking place. Inc. although compression was req ested place altho gh as requested In Sharp Corners Local stair-stepping Resolve by rounding the sharp edge © 2009 ANSYS.

Inc. Inc.Preview Inflation • Inflation preview added to help identify possible problems with inflation © 2009 ANSYS. 75 ANSYS. Proprietary . All rights reserved.

Proprietary . All rights reserved. Inc. 76 ANSYS.Inflation on Swept Bodies • Swept method requirements for inflation – The swept method must be assigned to the body • Similar bodies can be assigned in one control – Source face has to be assigned to the swept body • Inflation – The inflation is assigned to a Face with corresponding g p g edges as Boundaries – The Face must be the source face of the swept method – First and Total height algorithms are available • Smooth transition is not available © 2009 ANSYS. Inc.

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Hex Meshing • In Workbench there are several methods for hex meshing: – Default Sweep – Thin Sweep – Hex Dominant – MultiZone © 2009 ANSYS. All rights reserved. Inc. Inc. Proprietary . 78 ANSYS.

Inc.Hex Meshing Improvements • ANSYS 12. quad/tri. 79 ANSYS. Proprietary . tri – Thin Sweep • Support for body level (multibody parts) • Multiple elements through thickness for parts – MultiZone • New option that extends all hex or hex dominant meshing to more complex parts © 2009 ANSYS. Inc. All rights reserved.0 brings the following improvements – Default Sweep • Improved inflation • More control over mesh type: quad.

Sweep: Inflation • Inflation with sweeping generates a hex mesh © 2009 ANSYS. Inc. 80 ANSYS. Proprietary . All rights reserved. Inc.

Inc. Proprietary . Inc. All rights reserved.Sweep: Face Mesh Type • Option for free face mesh type in sweep © 2009 ANSYS. 81 ANSYS.

All rights reserved. Proprietary . Inc.Thin Solid Sweep Meshing • Improved robustness p • Works at body level with other methods Thin Sweep General Sweep © 2009 ANSYS. 82 ANSYS. Inc.

83 ANSYS. Inc.Thin Solid Sweep Meshing • Multiple elements through thickness for i l body f single b d parts t © 2009 ANSYS. Inc. Proprietary . All rights reserved.

Inc. 84 ANSYS. Inc. All rights reserved.Thin Solid Sweep Meshing • Multibody part meshing © 2009 ANSYS. Proprietary .

Proprietary . All rights reserved. Inc. Inc. 85 ANSYS.Swept Meshing: MultiZone • MultiZone sweep meshing p g – Automatic geometry decomposition – Multiple/single source/target – Mapped/Free meshing – Inflation © 2009 ANSYS.

MultiZone • Automatic geometry decomposition – With the sweep method. Inc. Inc. this part would have to be sliced into 5 bodies to get a pure hex mesh © 2009 ANSYS. All rights reserved. Proprietary . 86 ANSYS.

Inc. © 2009 ANSYS. Inc. 87 ANSYS. Proprietary . this can be meshed with pure hex mesh without any geometry decomposition.MultiZone • Automatic geometry decomposition – With MultiZone. All rights reserved.

MultiZone • Multiple source imprinting – Imprints from multiple sources and cross sections can be swept © 2009 ANSYS. Inc. Proprietary . 88 ANSYS. Inc. All rights reserved.

All rights reserved. Proprietary . Inc.MultiZone • Multi-source/multi-directional imprinting © 2009 ANSYS. Inc. 89 ANSYS.

MultiZone • Multibody part handling – Multiple parts are meshed with conformal mesh at shared interface. Inc. © 2009 ANSYS. Inc. Proprietary . All rights reserved. 90 ANSYS.

All rights reserved. Inc.MultiZone: Multiple Zones • Free decomposition – Face topology is used to construct solid regions or blocks. Proprietary . 91 ANSYS. conformal © 2009 ANSYS. Each block can be swept independently provided the mesh is conformal. Inc.

All rights reserved. Inc. © 2009 ANSYS. MultiZone can be used to get a hex mesh where possible. without slicing.MultiZone: Free Decomposition • Using Free Mesh Type. Proprietary . Inc. 92 ANSYS. and free mesh everywhere else.

93 ANSYS. Inc. All rights reserved.MultiZone: Free Decomposition • MultiZone unstructured/free regions can be filled with: Free Mesh Type = Tetra Free Mesh Type = Hexa Dominant Free Mesh Type = Hexa Core © 2009 ANSYS. Proprietary . Inc.

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All rights reserved. 95 ANSYS. Inc. Proprietary .MultiZone with Inflation • MultiZone with inflation and free blocks © 2009 ANSYS. Inc.

Inc. Inc. part level and body level • W t element display Worst l t di l © 2009 ANSYS. All rights reserved.Mesh Metrics • Mesh metrics added – Mesh level. Proprietary . 96 ANSYS.

All rights reserved. Inc. Inc.Performance & Data-Integration Improvements p • Performance Improvements – Multibody part mesh memory utilization & speed improved – G General memory reduction and speed i l d ti d d improvements t • Improved Data-Integration – – – – Named S l ti N d Selections stored t ACMO f use i CFX P t d to for in CFX-Pre Fluent output improved CGNS output added Write ICEM CFD Files option for easier transfer to ANSYS ICEM CFD © 2009 ANSYS. Proprietary . 97 ANSYS.

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1 Meshing Goals • Linux support • Improve robustness and usability of 12.ANSYS 12. 99 ANSYS.0: – Especially as it is related to GAMBIT and CFXp y Mesh user migration New at 12.1 12 1 © 2009 ANSYS. Proprietary . All rights reserved. Inc. Inc.

Inc. Proprietary © 2009 ANSYS. .ANSYS 12.1 ANSYS. Inc. All rights reserved.1 Mesh for 0-thickness walls ►Polyflow integration ►Export geometry facets to TGrid ►Improved Virtual Topologies ►Improved Named Selections ►Program Controlled inflation ►O Overlap handling l h dli ►Post inflation improvements ►Improved smoothing ►Body-Fit Cartesian Method (beta) ►Shape check (beta) New at 12.1 Meshing Advances Meshing Framework Improvements ►Linux support ►Journaling at project level Mesh Controls ►Mesh metric graphs ►Numbering controls ►Mixed order meshing Mesh Methods ►MultiZone Improvements ►Sweep Improvements ►P t h I d Patch Independent I d t Improvements t 100 ►Support 1 hing Plans P 12.

Meshing Framework Improvements New at 12. Inc. 101 ANSYS. All rights reserved. Inc.1 12 1 © 2009 ANSYS. Proprietary .

STEP. Inc.1 S Connections: Parasolid. IGES.Linux Support Supported Platforms: ►RHEL5 32 RHEL5-32 ►SLES10-64 ►RHEL5-64 Supported Connections: ►DesignModeler ►DesignXplorer ►CFX ►Fluent ►Mechanical APDL ►CAD New at 12. 102 ANSYS. Inc. UG NX5 and NX6 on SLES10-64 only l © 2009 ANSYS. ACIS. Proprietary . All rights reserved.1 12 1 A ANSYS 12.

Proprietary .1 Y 1 © 2009 ANSYS. All rights reserved. Inc. 103 ANSYS.Journaling and Scripting Framework level scripting: New at ►Journals/scripts can be 12.1 12 1 generated for framework level commands ►Using the journal/script. the mesh can journal/script be generated in batch ANSYS 12. Inc.

All rights reserved.1 YS 1 Inflation can be grown off 0-thickness walls: ►Stair-stepped at boundaries ►Program controlled inflation works similar to other walls. Inc.Support for 0-thickness (baffle) walls 0-thickness walls supported for: ►Tetrahedral mesh methods: ►Patch conforming ►Patch independent P t hi d d t New at 12. © 2009 ANSYS. 104 ANSYS.1 12 1 ANSY 12. Inc. Proprietary .

All rights reserved. Inc. poly neu) *. ►Legacy Polyflow meshes (*.poly format Polyflow Parameterized CAD ANSY 12.neu) can be imported into Mesh cells in Workbench © 2009 ANSYS.1 YS 1 Automatic Meshing Support for legacy Polyflow meshes. *.msh.Polyflow integration Support for Polyflow New at workbench integration 12.poly.1 12 1 ►CAD/DM AM Polyflow CFD-Post ►Parametric updates from geometry now possible Polyflow specific mesh controls ►Mesh relevance and sizing ►Mesh export in *. Inc. Proprietary . 105 ANSYS.

106 ANSYS. All rights reserved. Inc. Inc.1 12 1 ►CAD/DM AM TGrid Fluent ►Access to TGrid wrapper and new cartesian technology Naming conventions ►TGrid Faceted geometry (*.Export geometry facets to TGrid New workflow: New at 12.1 YS 1 © 2009 ANSYS.tgf) file ►Part-body names preserved ►Named selections preserved Customized l ti C t i d solutions (beta): (b t ) ►Batch conversion of many CAD files ►Supporting CAD readers ANSY 12. Proprietary .

1 12 1 © 2009 ANSYS. Proprietary . Inc. All rights reserved.Improvements in Mesh Controls New at 12. 107 ANSYS. Inc.

Inc. All rights reserved. update Y Number Bars pdate ►X-axis.1 YS 1 . Min/Max/Reset ►Element type activation ► x to Return © 2009 ANSYS. Min/Max/Reset ►Y-axis.1 12 1 ►Support for 2D and 3D ►Automatic display upon meshing (including preview) ►Supports all Mesh Metrics S t ll M h M t i and standard element types Controls: ►Number of Elements or Percentage of Total ►N mber of Bars.Mesh Metric Graph New at Outline 12. 108 ANSYS. Inc. Proprietary ANSY 12.

Inc. All rights reserved. 109 ANSYS. Model turns transparent ►Ctrl-click to add bars ►Click-and hold on a bar for a Click and tooltip with exact X and Y values © 2009 ANSYS. 1.Finding location of bad cells Controls: ►Adjust Xmin or Xmax depending on metrics ►Update Y-axis ►Accept the changes A t th h New at 12. Elements are highlighted 2.1 12 1 A ANSYS 12.1 S Display: ►Ch t will b updated Chart ill be d t d ►Left click on a bar. Proprietary . Inc.

Numbering Controls Mesh Numbering branch: New at 12. All rights reserved.1 YS 1 Vertex scoping: ►Specify node number of a mounting p point. 110 ANSYS. etc.1 12 1 ►Local control over numbering ►Allows user to control element or node numbering or offset Body scoping: ►Specify element or node number range for the body ANSY 12. Inc. Inc. © 2009 ANSYS. . Proprietary .

Proprietary . All rights reserved. Inc.1 12 1 ►Linear Hex ►defined on sweep control A ANSYS 12. 111 ANSYS.Mixed Order Meshing Support for multibody parts New at For example: 12.1 S ►Quadratic Tets ►defined by global controls ►Mixed order hex/wedges attached to quadratic pyramids ►Shared face at boundary have midnodes ►Mixed order elements will be displayed in quadratic element type mesh metric column © 2009 ANSYS. Inc.

By default the mesh projection is to the facets.Improved Virtual Topology Virtual Topology Option: New at 12. t A ANSYS 12.1 S Improved faceting of VTs: ►Improved underlying representation of VTs for greater robustness ►Improved p mapped mesh on VTs pp © 2009 ANSYS. Inc.1 12 1 ►Project to Underlying Geometry ►Virtual topologies are faceted representations of the original geometry. Improved projection can be obtained by projecting back to the underlying geometry. All rights reserved. Proprietary . Inc. 112 ANSYS.

Inc.1 Y 1 . 113 ANSYS. Inc. All rights reserved. you can choose if the Named .1 named selection is not allowed and produces an error ►To find: Mesh right-click “Show Geometry in overlapping Named selection” Exclude Named selection from Program Controlled inflation ►When new Named Selections are added they often break Program Controlled inflation ►Now. Proprietary ANSYS 12.Named Selection Enhancements Find overlapping Named Selections ►Exporting the mesh/faceted New at geometry with overlapping 12.y Selection should be part of Program Controlled inflation or not © 2009 ANSYS.

Post inflation improvements Support for transition ratio: New at 12. 114 ANSYS. Proprietary . Inc. All rights reserved.1 12 1 ►Transition ratio controls the growth transition from prism layers to tets ►Now works similar to patch conforming A ANSYS 12. Inc.1 S Better support for layer compression: ►Improved robustness for post inflation with layer compression option y p p ►Also with 0-thickness models © 2009 ANSYS.

All rights reserved. Proprietary .1 12 1 © 2009 ANSYS. 115 ANSYS.Improvements in Mesh Methods New at 12. Inc. Inc.

1 12 1 ►Wedges at axis ►Better robustness and smoothness p projections: Improvements in p j ►Helix models supported ►Better robustness for cases having side faces with high curvature Improvements in multibody parts: ►Better robustness ►Better side face handling p o e e ts at o Improvements in inflation: ►Better robustness © 2009 ANSYS. Proprietary ANSY 12. 116 ANSYS.1 YS 1 .MultiZone Improvements Revolved model improvements: New at 12. All rights reserved. Inc. Inc.

Proprietary A S ANSYS 12.1 . Inc. All rights reserved. Inc.1 12 1 117 ANSYS.Sweep Improvements Sweep Method: ►Improved robustness ►Better support for sphere source faces Thin Sweep Method: ►Improved robustness for thicker models and variable thickness Better error handling: ►Improved conflict error handling for scoped sizing controls with mapped mesh ►Improved highlighting of problem areas in Sweep and Thin solid sweep © 2009 ANSYS. New at 12.

1 12 1 ►Support for Smooth/Hard sizing ►Ability to locally turn off curvature/proximity refinement A ANSYS 12. All rights reserved. Proprietary .1 S Improved Robustness: ►Out of memory errors for patch independent added ►Improved handling of complicated geometries © 2009 ANSYS.Patch Independent Improvements Behavior option support: New at 12. Inc. 118 ANSYS. Inc.

9 ANSYS 12.1 Y 1 Example: Port valve in 12. All rights reserved. Inc. Inc.897 © 2009 ANSYS.1 p ►Smoothing = Medium (default) ►Worst skewness = 0. Proprietary . 119 ANSYS.Improved smoothing For Physics = CFD with New at Patch conforming tet + pre 12.1 12 1 inflation: ►Setting Smoothing to HIGH tries to improve all cells with skewness above 0.962 ►Smoothing = High ►Worst skewness = 0.

Thank you for your time! © 2009 ANSYS. All rights reserved. Inc. 120 ANSYS. Proprietary . Inc.

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