[Gmsh] Meshing stackup with thin & thick layers
drewd423 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 6 14:51:53 CEST 2014
Thanks for the response. Don't I need to treat them as volumes so that I
can assign them different materials in my solver? I'm using Elmer, btw.
On Mon, Oct 6, 2014 at 4:16 AM, Christophe Geuzaine <cgeuzaine at ulg.ac.be>
> On 01 Oct 2014, at 22:23, Drew D <drewd423 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I have a composite stackup with alternating thin & thick layers. The
> thick ones are are rougly 10x the thickness of the thin ones, and the
> aspect ratio is on the order of 100:1. The mesh for something like this is
> always huge. Is there a way to treat the thin layers as 2D shells, while
> keeping the thicker ones 3D? The model is being exported as a STEP file and
> brought into Gmsh.
> Just include the surfaces in your model; Gmsh generates conformal meshes
> so this internal surface can then be treated as a thin layer in your
> solver. If you need duplicated nodes on the surface (which Gmsh normally
> does not generate), you can run Plugin(Crack) on the resulting mesh.
> > Thanks,
> > Drew
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