Mesh Capabilities

  • Quadrilateral, triangular, hexahedral (brick), tetrahedral, prism (wedge), pyramid, mixed element meshes (hybrid meshes), triangular 3-D shell element, quadrilateral 3-D shell element
  • P mesh (group of 0-D, 1-D, 2-D or 3-D topological entities)
  • Nonconformal (non-matching) mesh interfaces allowed
  • Interpolation including constant, linear, linear discontinuous, quadratic, mini element, 2X2, 4X4
  • Import of meshes from Gambit, GeoMESH, FIGEN, POLYMESH, POLYM3D, I-DEAS V12, PATRAN, HyperMesh
  • Dynamic solution-based adaptation including:
    • Conformal adaption on triangular and tetrahedral meshes
    • Hanging-node adaption and mesh embedding for all element types
    • Adaptive criteria based on:
      • Mold curvature
      • Free-surface curvature
      • Distance to mold
      • Local variation of quantity
      • Local mesh deformation
      • Maximum size specified in user-defined box
  • Automatic interpolation of solution after mesh refinement
  • Mesh manipulation tools (scaling, translation, rotation and merging)
  • Remeshing techniques (deforming mesh) including:
    • Efficient 2-D remeshing technique (SPINES)
    • Robust 2-D remeshing technique (Optimesh, Elastic, Lagrangian, Thompson)
    • Efficient 3-D remeshing technique (Optimesh, Streamwise)
    • Full 3-D method (Thompson, elasticity-based, Lagrangian)
    • 3-D shell Lagrangian remeshing method
  • Combination of meshes from different sources into a single file (polyfuse)
  • Online mesh information box