'test3' simulation project by chris_chiasson


I created a new simulation project called 'test3':


More of my public projects can be found here.


Hello @chris_chiasson! :slight_smile:

Good to see that you inputted your file as a STEP file which has more compatibility with the meshing algorithms of SIMSCALE. But, It seems you have a problem with the meshing. This is because you have multiple individual solids in your model. Try to merge the solids of your model into single solid and make it as simple as possible. To know how to make the multiple solids into single solids you can have a look at this link.
Making multiple solids into single solids will help to reduce your efforts in defining contacts between individual solids.

Also looking at your Mesh properties, you are using Very fine mesh with only 4 computing cores. This leads to lack of memory. So instead try to have a coarse mesh in the initial run with 4 computing cores. You can have a fine mesh with more computing cores in the later run.

Hope this helps. If you have any further queries, feel free to contact. Happy Simulating!
-Madan (@Madan_Mohan )


I tried all mesh sizes available from the default down to very fine, one at a time. What is the limitation on the number of bodies the program can handle? I also have some other ideas on how to improve meshability that I will try. Note, last time I tried to mesh this model, y’all told me that surfaces were the problem, so I am skeptical.