How to create an FE Mesh for a Complex Shell Lattice

Objective:

Create an FE Mesh for a Trimmed Shell Lattice

Applies to:

  • Simulating lattices
  • Shell Lattice is too complex to use the FE Lattice Mesh block (Invalid Mesh Topology error appears)

Procedure:

1. Start with your Trimmed Lattice

2. Add an Extract Lattice Mesh block

3. Add a Simplify Mesh by Amount block

    • Set the Amount to 0.00001

4. Add an FE Surface Mesh block

    • Set the Geometric Order to Quadratic

FE_surface_mesh.jpg

And that’s it! You’ve successfully created the FE Mesh for a complex shell lattice. 

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