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    Posted by Pei-Ying Hsieh at September 21. 2006

    Hi,

    I have a part that it has 3 partitions (or called 3 volumes).  Each partition/volume is one kind of material.  The faces common to two partitions are connected, so that, the nodes are identical from both sides of the partition.

    After meshing the partitions, I created 3 groups, each group (with elements) is for each partition.  Exported to unv file.  I noticed one problem.  In the element section (2412) below, the 4th number indicates which body this element belongs to. 

    -1

    2412

    1 111 1 5 7 4 104 46 29 30

    In salome,  becasue there is only 1 mesh, so, they all belong to the same body.  The only way to tell them apart is to write a simple code to look through the groups section and change the 4th value on each element to the correct group number.

    Is there an easier way to do this in Salome? 

    If I mesh each partition indivisually (mesh1, mesh2, mesh3), how can I merge them together later? and how can identical nodes on the common faces be guarantted?  Will the elements from each mesh be assigned different value in the 4th number of the element section?

    The goal is to do conjugate heat transfer.  There are several solid parts and fluid elements.  I need to be able to assign different material properties to each part.

    It will be appreciated if you can shed some light on this?

    phsieh2005

    • Re: body info in salome

      Posted by Igor Nazarov at September 25. 2006
      Pei-Ying Hsieh wrote:

      Hi,

      I have a part that it has 3 partitions (or called 3 volumes).  Each partition/volume is one kind of material.  The faces common to two partitions are connected, so that, the nodes are identical from both sides of the partition.

      After meshing the partitions, I created 3 groups, each group (with elements) is for each partition. 

      The easiest way to build groups is to create submesh for each volume  (Activate select from submesh check box to select elements in "Create group" dialog box )

      Exported to unv file.  I noticed one problem.  In the element section (2412) below, the 4th number indicates which body this element belongs to. 

      -1

      2412

      1 111 1 5 7 4 104 46 29 30

      In salome,  becasue there is only 1 mesh, so, they all belong to the same body.  The only way to tell them apart is to write a simple code to look through the groups section and change the 4th value on each element to the correct group number.

      Is there an easier way to do this in Salome? 

      If I mesh each partition indivisually (mesh1, mesh2, mesh3), how can I merge them together later? and how can identical nodes on the common faces be guarantted?  Will the elements from each mesh be assigned different value in the 4th number of the element section?

      This solution is wrong. It is not possible to merge 2 separate meshes.

      The goal is to do conjugate heat transfer.  There are several solid parts and fluid elements.  I need to be able to assign different material properties to each part.

      Salome does not support definition of material properties for elements. The best way is to define individual material for each  group in application that is used for computation..

      It will be appreciated if you can shed some light on this?

      phsieh2005


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