The output interfaces which are described in this manual use the following
domain files (structured or unstructured)
extended topology file (topo_mulcad_out, topo_mulcad_out.top, or project.top)
boundary condition file (boco, boco_info, family_boco, family_boco.fbc or project.fbc)
Family-topology association file (family_topo, family_topo.fto or project.fto)
Structured grids can be created with the HEXA-Mesher.
These structured grids (single or multi-blocks)
can be converted to unstructured grids in the AI*Environment using
the following menu options:
Edit menu; Struct mesh->Unstruct mesh
After successful transformation, the unstructured domain file is located
in the project
directory. By default,
the unstructured grid resulting from this conversion is called struct_merge.uns
Unstructured grids can be created directly with the HEXA-Mesher (Unstructured),
the TETRA-Mesher, the QUAD-Mesher and the GLOBAL-Mesher. The extended topology
file, the family-topology file and the boundary conditions file are automatically created in the
Under the Output
menu, select a solver/format. Then click on the
"BC" icon. A window opens up allowing to define boundary condition on
the mesh families. These are solver specific.
Note that boundary conditions on curves will
only be applied if the curves have been projected properly in HEXA.
The standard output interfaces can either be called from the AI*Environment
or from a shell or command window. To call the translator from
the AI*Enviroment, use the following menu entries:
output menu; select solver
output menu; write input
The system displays one or more dialog window(s) where you may specify
options for the translator.
All translators are located in the directory $ICEM_ACN/icemcfd/output-interfaces.
To call a translator from a shell or command window, simply type the path and name
of the translator, followed by its necessary arguments.
Each translator supports one or more mesh generators. These are indicated
in the following sections immediately after the translator name with the
abbreviation "T" for the TETRA-Mesher, "S" for the HEXA-Mesher
Structured, "U" for the HEXA-Mesher Unstructured, "Q"
for the QUAD-Mesher and "G" for the GLOBAL-Mesher.