17 August

One of the parameters driving the age old question of “is my mesh refined enough?” is the impact it has on the model size and the knock-on effect to runtime and computer spec.  Zoom Modelling with MSC Marc img3This comes into starkest relief if you have a dimensionally very large structure but where you need a fine local mesh around some detailed areas in order to refine stress intensity for e.g. fatigue life prediction.

If you mesh the whole thing finely then you’ll need to spend ££££’s on a server and wait a long time for the results.  If you refine the mesh locally to each detail then you’ll have a challenge grading the mesh back out to the global size and still have quite a large model.  And what if you don’t know before you start where the higher stress is going to occur and where you need to refine the mesh?

Read the full article on the DTE Blog >>


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