I am completly new on simscale or CFD and I am on the proccess of figuring it out.
I was doing the tutorial of incompressible aerodynamics of the simulation of a complete car.
I think I followed the instructions step by step but I get two problems:
1) Lower quality mesh than the already done project from simscale.
2) Can not start the simulation due to the following problem : “Multiple boundary condition assignments for the following entities: NONE@Flow region, NONE@Flow region, NONE@Flow region, more …
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The problem with the bad quality mesh has happened to me before with other projects/tutorials, in particular with the formula student simulation and I have not found the answer to that.
To your second question please have a look at this article here:
To your first question, we are always improving and updating the settings of our standard meshing algorithm to improve the stability and quality of the mesh, so changes can be possible,
However, what do you mean by lower quality of the mesh in comparison to the tutorial one?
Regarding the problem of the lower quality mesh, below there is the screenshot of the meshing log of the Final Project (The final project you can find at the end of the tutorial, which has all the tutorial steps done by simscale):
I understand the algorithm may change and get updated, but I think that the values shouldn’t change as much as it does.
Strangely, this difference in mesh quality between my own projects and the given tutorial projects (already done by simscale) is always present.
Which means that I am making a systematic error.
I have checked all the steps between both projects and I can not find any difference.
Or if these parameters are important, how can I reduce them? (For example the volumeRatio, Non-orthogonality,… ) ( I know that cleaning the CAD model would help, but the models of the tutorials are already clean )
Also on the previous link, I found some steps to reduce the volume ratio. I tried to somewhat use it without any visible change.
In any case, what steps would you advise to follow to try to have a good quality mesh to have representative simulations?
with mesh quality, it’s always a trade of mesh quality to simulation run time.
For our tutorials, we lean towards fast simulation run time, then accuracy and higher quality mesh, since the focus is more on how to set up the whole simulation.
As you have seen in the KBA ISO volumes can be found, for which the mesh quality is not ideal.
here we can either work with a region or surface refinements of the mesh or defeature the geometry. But this will increase the overall cell count, which comes with the cost of a longer simulation run time.
The best practice is to perform a mesh sensitivity study starting from a low-quality mesh to find the sweet spot of mesh quality and simulation runtime(cell count). More on mesh sensitivity studies can be found here: