June 26, 2019 at 7:40 pmmekafimeSubscriber
In my model I found that there are 2 elements type "Solid 187" I think that default is only SOLID186,
16 476 SOLID186 0.000 0.000000
17 88 SOLID187 0.000 0.000000
18 26 SOLID186 0.000 0.000000
19 14 SOLID186 0.000 0.000000
20 418 SOLID186 0.000 0.000000
21 22 SOLID186 0.000 0.000000
22 440 SOLID186 0.000 0.000000
23 454 SOLID186 0.000 0.000000
24 396 SOLID186 0.000 0.000000
25 396 SOLID186 0.000 0.000000
26 24 SOLID186 0.000 0.000000
27 22 SOLID186 0.000 0.000000
28 99 SOLID187 0.000 0.000000
29 26 SOLID186 0.000 0.000000
30 22 SOLID186 0.000 0.000000
31 234 CONTA174 0.000 0.000000
33 234 CONTA174 0.000 0.000000
35 224 CONTA174 0.000 0.000000
How can I found this element in my model and change to Solid 186 ?
June 26, 2019 at 10:29 pmpeteroznewmanSubscriber
The SOLID187 elements are Tetrahedral shapes. Most of the SOLID186 elements would be Hexahedral shapes.
If you request a Mesh Quality display, pick any mesh metric and the graph that opens up has a number of bars, segregated by element shape. Click on the bar labeled Tetrahedral and you will see which elements are SOLID187.
There is a degenerate form of the SOLID186 which is also a Tetrahedral shape. Not sure how you tell them apart.
You can't change a Tetrahedral element into a Hexahedral element because they are different shapes.
If you can see a way to divide the volume up into six sided pieces, then you might be able to remove some tetrahedral elements.
Why do you think it is necessary to get rid of the SOLID187 elements from your mesh?
June 27, 2019 at 2:22 pmmekafimeSubscriber
I thought that if all the elements are solid186 I could have finer results in my model. Thanks!
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