Workbench Meshing for Ansys Fluentone-day course
This course provides an introduction to meshing models for Fluent using Workbench Meshing. Fluent Meshing is the preferred tool for the majority of models as it will be able to provide the most efficient meshes on the most complex geometry with the least amount of model prep. However, there are unique scenarios where Workbench Meshing can be used to provide highly sculpted meshes to meet demanding requirements, such as non-Cartesian aligned hexahedral elements (cyclones) or layered elements for modelling 1DOF motion (moving valves). Pure hexahedral and hybrid hexahedral/tetrahedral meshes can provide significant benefits in solution speed and accuracy over unstructured polyhedral or tetrahedral meshes in these scenarios.
Students will focus on completing workshops that build in difficulty throughout the course. Key skills related to fluid volume creation, decomposing geometry in SpaceClaim, and setup of mesh controls in Workbench Meshing will be discussed and practiced.
DRD’s Introduction to Ansys Fluent course is a prerequisite to this course.
Workshop 1 - Plunger Box
This workshop introduces the basics of geometry preparation for Workbench Meshing along with general purpose tetrahedral meshing with inflation.
Workshop 2 – Ball Valve
This workshop introduces swept hexahedral meshing alongside the concept of multibody parts that allow for conformal meshes with different element shapes.
Workshop 3 – Mixing Tank
This workshop presents slicing strategies to maximize hexahedral elements in cylindrically dominated geometry as well as utilizing selective non-conformal meshing.
Workshop 3 – Solenoid Valve
This workshop demonstrates recommended meshing strategies for motions containing single degree of freedom motion, including slicing, selectively shared topology, named selection management, and meshing order.