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Creating Tetrahedron Mesh Structure In ANSYS® Meshing(Illustrated Expression)

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The shape of mesh elements has a great effect on finite element analyses and ANSYS® analyses. You can define the shape of your mesh elements according to your geometry in ANSYS® Meshing. In this article, we will show your how to create tetrahedron mesh shapes for your geometries in ANSYS® with a very basic example below.

How To Create Tetrahedron Mesh Structure In ANSYS® Meshing?

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Click on ‘Method’ in ANSYS®.

To created tetrahedron mesh structures in ANSYS®, you need to right-click on the ‘Mesh’ tab, then hover your mouse on ‘Insert’ as shown by the red arrow. Then click on the ‘Method’ option as in the red box above.

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Select the required geometry in ANSYS®.

After selecting the ‘Method’, click to select the required geometries to create a tetrahedron mesh structure on it as shown by the red arrow above. Then click ‘Apply’ as shown by the green arrow above.

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Select ‘Tetrahedrons’ for ‘Method’.

From the list named ‘Method’ above, select ‘Tetrahedrons’ as shown by the green arrow for your geometry.

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Select the tetrahedron mesh creation algorithm.

Select one of the algorithms;

  • Patch Conforming: It conforms your mesh structure to close vertices edges or faces if they exist in your geometry.
  • Patch Independent: There is no confirmation of the tetrahedron mesh structure.
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Select the ‘Element Midside Nodes’ option.

Select one of the options for ‘Element Midside Nodes’ around;

  • Use Global Setting: Uses the option which is used for the global mesh element midside nodes option.
  • Dropped: The element mid-side node is not used in the created tetrahedron mesh.
  • Kept: Element midside nodes are used at created tetrahedron mesh structure.

You can click on the given link to see what is the ‘Element Midside Nodes’ in ANSYS® Meshing.

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Click on ‘Update’ to create tetrahedron mesh.

If your adjustments to create tetrahedron mesh elements on your geometry in ANSYS, right-click on ‘Mesh’ then click ‘Update’ as in the green box.

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The tetrahedron mesh structure is obtained in ANSYS® Meshing.

Conclusion

Creating tetrahedron mesh structures in ANSYS® Meshing is very easy like above. Do not forget to leave your comments and questions about tetrahedron mesh creation in ANSYS® Meshing below!

NOTE: All the screenshots and images are used in education and informative purposes. Images used courtesy of ANSYS, Inc.

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