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The procedure of converting a Fluent .msh file is first to create a new OpenFOAM
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==Name==
case from FoamX, as described in section 5.3.2.
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<tt>fluent3DMeshToFoam</tt> - Converts a Fluent mesh (in ASCII format) to foam format including multiple region and region boundary
Then at a command prompt, or from within FoamX, the user should execute:
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    fluentMeshToFoam <root> <caseName> <meshFile>
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{{VersionInfo}}{{Version2.1}}
  
where <meshFile> is the name of the .msh file, including the full or relative path.
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==Synopsis==
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fluentMeshToFoam [OPTIONS] FLUENT_MESH
  
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==Description==
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Convert a mesh file FLUENT_MESH from Fluent format to foam format.
  
(see also Chapter 6.4.1. at the User-Guide)
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'''-scale''' ''FACTOR''
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:Scale the mesh geometry by ''FACTOR''. If omitted, use 1
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'''-case''' ''DIR''
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:Execute the command on the case directory ''DIR''. If not provided, use the current directory
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'''-noFunctionObjects'''
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:Skip the execution of the [[functionObjects]]
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'''-help'''
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:Display the help and exit
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See also [http://www.openfoam.org/docs/user/mesh-conversion.php paragraph 5.5.1] of the [http://www.openfoam.org/docs/user/ User Guide].
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== Tutorials ==
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* Tutorials by Tobias Holzmann  (update 18.10.2016)
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** Converting a 3D multi-region fluent mesh into a multi-region OpenFOAM mesh [http://www.holzmann-cfd.de/index.php/en/tutorials-en Multi-Region Fluent Mesh]
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== Limitations ==
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* {{tt|fluentMeshToFoam}} does not work on Gambit meshes.  See [[gambitToFoam]] for more information.
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* {{tt|fluentMeshToFoam}} can only handle the following 2D cell types: tri, quad
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* {{tt|fluentMeshToFoam}} can only handle the following 3D cell types: tet, hex, pyramid, prism
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** For other 3D cell types, see [[fluent3DMeshToFoam]].
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* {{tt|fluentMeshToFoam}} requires a workaround for handling internal walls/patches: [[Howto importing fluent mesh with internal walls]]
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** [[fluent3DMeshToFoam]] can handle internal walls/patches.
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[[Category:Mesh conversion utilities]]

Latest revision as of 20:27, 21 October 2016

1 Name

fluent3DMeshToFoam - Converts a Fluent mesh (in ASCII format) to foam format including multiple region and region boundary

Valid versions: OF Version 21.png

2 Synopsis

fluentMeshToFoam [OPTIONS] FLUENT_MESH

3 Description

Convert a mesh file FLUENT_MESH from Fluent format to foam format.

-scale FACTOR

Scale the mesh geometry by FACTOR. If omitted, use 1

-case DIR

Execute the command on the case directory DIR. If not provided, use the current directory

-noFunctionObjects

Skip the execution of the functionObjects

-help

Display the help and exit

See also paragraph 5.5.1 of the User Guide.

4 Tutorials

  • Tutorials by Tobias Holzmann (update 18.10.2016)

5 Limitations

  • fluentMeshToFoam does not work on Gambit meshes. See gambitToFoam for more information.
  • fluentMeshToFoam can only handle the following 2D cell types: tri, quad
  • fluentMeshToFoam can only handle the following 3D cell types: tet, hex, pyramid, prism
  • fluentMeshToFoam requires a workaround for handling internal walls/patches: Howto importing fluent mesh with internal walls