Solid Meshing (FEA Part 4)

Bite-sized Virtual course

Description

A key objective of this session (and of any future sessions) is to explicitly ask the question ‘What am I trying to find out?’ before beginning.

Models must ‘mature’ before they give the answers sought and it is highly unlikely the first model will do everything required of it.

Each part of the process is covered in greater detail as separate tutorials.

Meshing affects the quality of the results and a good mesh is half the battle.

3 hour session

Topics

• Surface regions
• Volume regions
• Global mesh controls
• Local mesh controls
• Isolate for exclusion
• Golden rules
• Mapped
• Prismatic
• Links
• Thin solid
• Introduction to shells
• General rules for shells