18 July

Almost all the solid element meshes I come across in the last decade or so have used second order 10 noded tetrahedral elements, and for most applications, they are perfectly fine.

Apex Hex Mesh img 1 MSC Software

There are however some applications in some FEA solvers that require a hex8 element – for example some elastomer models, magneto and electrostatic solvers and some acoustic solutions.  How do you mesh an irregular part in hex elements?

Traditionally you use a combination of extruding and revolving a 2D planar mesh on various surfaces or cross-sections.  Re-meshing such a scheme means effectively starting from scratch.

Read the full article on the DTE Blog >>

 

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