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Increasing number of element in design

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Increasing number of element in design

Hi,
My analysis using Pro/M is not converged, i am thinking about
increasing number of element on my design. But as far as i know, Pro/M
integrated mode auto generate mesh for you using AutoGEM, thus give you no
control on size, shape and number of element generated. How to control
these element in Pro/M integrated mode? Please advise

regards,
Soon Tong
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Re: Increasing number of element in design

Volume and surface regions enable mesh refinement. Now in WF2, you now have
several other controls, like seeding curves with forced node points.

RE: Increasing number of element in design

Assuming you have taken the earlier advice, and are not chasing a
singularity the best way is to change the AutoGem/Settings/Limits Tab.

The default is 5-175 degree angles , 30:1 aspect and 95 deg edge turn.
I nearly always change to 10/170/30/46, this means you will always get 2
elements around a 90deg arc, and better shaped elements.
After you try this you can add the manual controls.


John

Re: Increasing number of element in design

And of course you can always change your element mesh settings!

If you change edge and surf angles from 5<x<175 to=" 15<x<165=" then=" you=" get<br="/>many more elements.

Likewise decreasing aspect ratio from 30 to ~10, and edge turn angle from 90
to 45

But that a bit of a shotgun approach. So Marty's suggested use of Volume
Regions is more targetted and efficient.



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David Reid
Optima Design Services
davidr@optima-design.co.uk