Mesh structures in ANSYS® and other FEA analyses are very important parameters. Mesh quality and mesh metrics that show various parameters of mesh structures in ANSYS® is a very good way to define mesh situation. There are a bunch of mesh metric parameters in ANSYS® that users of ANSYS® meshing can look up to mesh parameters. In this article, we will give the links of explanations of all mesh metric options in ANSYS® Meshing.
Element Quality Mesh Metric Option: You can look at the mesh element quality if you adjust the mesh metric option to ‘Element Quality’ as stated in the given link from Mechanical Base. Click on the link, and see how to look at the element quality of your mesh structure in ANSYS® Meshing.
Aspect Ratio Mesh Metric Option: The aspect ratio is a very specific mesh metric option to assess the mesh situation. You can find information about the aspect ratio and its explanation from the given link.
Jacobian Ratio Mesh Metric Option: It is a very mathematical mesh metric option to assess your mesh structure in ANSYS® Meshing. Click to see the mathematical definition of Jacobian ratio mesh metric, and how to adjust the mesh metric option in ANSYS® Meshing to Jacobian Ratio.
Warping Factor Mesh Metric Option: Warping factor is another important mesh metric option to see the warping situation of your mesh structure. Click on the link and see how the warping factor is calculated and how to adjust the mesh metric option in ANSYS® Meshing to the warping factor.
Parallel Deviation Mesh Metric Option: It is actually about the appearance of the mesh structure that you created. You can see the definition of parallel deviation mesh metric from the given link. You can find information about how to adjust the parallel deviation of your mesh metric in ANSYS® meshing.
Maximum Corner Angle Mesh Metric Option: It is also about the appearance of mesh structure in ANSYS® meshing. See how to calculate the maximum corner angle and asses mesh structure in ANSYS® according to this parameter, by clicking on the given link.
Skewness Mesh Metric Option: It is the most important mesh metric option in ANSYS® meshing to assess the mesh structures that users created. Click on the given link and see how to look at the skewness of the created mesh structure in ANSYS® Meshing.
These are the general mesh metric options in ANSYS® meshing. Do not forget to leave your comments and questions about ‘ANSYS® Mesh Metric Options’ below!
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