Hi Pawel (@psosnowski),
I can follow the basic steps you have outlined but I’m stuck on the detail.
ParaView gives me the following options to export the deformed mesh:
- CSV File (*csv)
- Exodus II File (*.g, *.e, *.ex2, *.ex2v2, *.exo, *.gen, *.exoII, *.exoii)
- VTK MultiBlock Data Files (*.vtm)
- Xdmf Data File (*.xmf)
- Xdmf3 Data File (*.xmf)
None of these formats are directly supported by SimScale.
Is there a conversion tool I need to use? I thought maybe Gmsh or the VTK2MED function in Salome may to the trick. But I have no experience with either of these. Or is there an alternative technique that does not require an intermediate conversion?
As a side note, I have found an alternative approach to solving this problem. Setting values for the stress initial conditions did the trick. Having said that, I’m still interested in understanding how to do this “staged” or “cascaded” approach as the initial conditions will only work in a limited set of cases.