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Meshing Error

    • nikkmojay
      Subscriber

      "The surface mesh is intersecting or close to intersecting, making it difficult to create a volume mesh. Please adjust the mesh size or adjust the geometry to fix the problem."


      I am so close to getting this mesh done, only one part is failing. It was created in CREO Parametric and is a boundary blend. This is a ducted fan design with a pattern of a boundary blend for the blades. This error pops up for the originally blended blade only. When I look at the problematic geometry it is one element. What should I do to fix this element? I have no idea what is causing this or how to fix it.

    • Sandeep Medikonda
      Ansys Employee

      Please post some a picture to help understand your problem.

    • Keyur Kanade
      Ansys Employee

      Use right click on the error message and click go to object. I will show you problematic geometry. Please use virtual topology or change mesh settings or create some local mesh sizes on this problematic face. 


      If that does not help, please post some images to understand your problem. 

    • KarthikShankar
      Subscriber
      I feel I have a similar issue. Some members are separated from the rest. So, the meshing happens separate. How can I bind them. I have tried boolean option.nI have attached pictures of Design modeler and Mechanical window.nWould be great if anyone help.nnThanks in advancen
    • peteroznewman
      Subscriber
      nI see you have solid bodies for the cart frame. This is not what you want to build a model because it will take too many elements to fill the solid bodies.nThere are two idealizations that result in reasonable number of elements in the model: shell elements and beam elements.nBeam elements result in the smallest model and is very easy to mesh and work with. The input geometry is the centerline of each tube. Make those centerlines meet at a common endpoint. The tube cross-section (OD and ID) are assigned to the beam element as a property of the element and those allow the FE model to compute the stiffness and stress in the elements.nHere is an example of a beam model: https://forum.ansys.com/discussion/6689/solver-pivot-warning-in-beam-element-modelnShell elements result in a larger model that requires a bit more work. A midsurface of each tube must be created in CAD. Any gaps at the ends of tube midsuface to the next tube midsurface at joints have to be closed by editing the surface geometry or by using Bonded Contact in Mechanical. This is more work than the beam element model, but delivers more detailed stress results at the tube joints.nHere is an example of a shell model: https://forum.ansys.com/discussion/1692/meshing-problem-in-explicit-dynamic-roll-cagen
    • peteroznewman
      Subscriber
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    • KarthikShankar
      Subscriber
      Thanks Mr. Peter. I tried generating beam elements from line bodies (by assigning the cross sections,OD and ID).nBut I tend to lose some members of the chassis while importing the line body diagram into ansys. So, I coudn't proceed with the beam element method. Due to time constraints, I had to work with the solid body. nI designed it in solidworks.nExported as iges( line bodies- 3D curves-B-spline)nI have attached the picture (members missing).This is the state after assigning cross section.nCan you check it out.nThanksn
    • peteroznewman
      Subscriber
      nLooks good so far. If you wanted to attach a file, you have to put that in a zip archive file first.n
    • KarthikShankar
      Subscriber
      What should be the reason for members getting missed. What can I do?nShould I attach the component file?n
    • peteroznewman
      Subscriber
      nConverting geometry between systems often has problems. You exported lines from SolidWorks to IGES. If you import that file back into SolidWorks, do you get all the lines?nDo you have SpaceClaim as well as DesignModeler? In SC, you can import solid geometry and convert them to beam. You can see if SC imports the IGES file better than DM.n
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