How do I use the Mirror FE Mesh block?

Question:

I want to speed up the meshing process by mirroring an FE Mesh. How can I do this?

Applies to:

  • Simulation
  • Topology Optimization

Answer:

This block mirrors an existing FE Mesh to cut down processing time for parts that are symmetrical.

To use the Mirror FE Mesh block:

1. Cut your part in half

    • Use the Boolean Subtract block with your part and a Plane for the parting line. This cuts your part at the Plane.

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2. Create an FE Volume Mesh of the half part (this takes less processing time as compared to the full part)

3. Add a Mirror FE Mesh block

    • Insert the FE Volume Mesh
    • Add a Plane at the parting line (use the plane that was used to cut your part)
    • Select Merge 

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Download the Example File:

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