Warping Factor In ANSYS Mesh Structures(Illustrated Expression)

There are bunch of mesh metrics that you can select one of them to show the general situation about the selected metric in the mesh structure that is obtained in ANSYS Meshing. One of these metrics is ‘Warping Factor’. It is one of the most important mesh metric in ANSYS that shows about the quality of mesh structure. In this article, we will explain;

  • What is ‘Warping Factor’ of mesh structure in ANSYS?
  • How can we see the ‘Warping Factor’ in mesh metric?

Warping Factor Option In Mesh Metric On ANSYS Meshing

Select the ‘Warping Factor’ for ‘Mesh Metric’ in ANSYS.

To see the warping factor situation of mesh structure in ANSYS, click on ‘Mesh’ tan as in red box above then select the ‘Warping Factor’ as shown by red arrow above from ‘Mesh Metric’ inside the green box in ANSYS.

Wapring factor characteristics of a mesh structure in ANSYS meshing.

After the selection of ‘Warping Factor’ for ‘Mesh Metric’, you can see the minimum, maximum, average and standard deviation values of warping factor of mesh elements. Also you can see the dispersion of warping factor values around the number of mesh elements from the above chart in ANSYS Meshing.

Warping factor is generally used for quadrilateral elements in ANSYS Meshing. This mesh metric shows the mathematical deviation of a mesh element from its normal state. As you understand from its name that the higher warping factor means lower quality mesh structure.

Approximate warping factor for 3D quadrilateral mesh elements.

As you see above, when the warping factor increases, the shapes of quadrilateral elements also warps schematically.

This can be the most basic explanation of warping factor of a created mesh structure in ANSYS Meshing. Leave your comments and questions below about ‘Warping Factor in ANSYS Mesh Metrics’.

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