Solver error: Incorrect definition of patch type for cyclic/periodic boundaries.
Cyclic or periodic boundaries were used, whose definition in the mesh was incorrect or incomplete.
What could be the possible reason?
- Non-translational periodicity was specified on a mesh that was created on the SimScale platform – the meshing algorithms on SimScale currently only support translational periodic boundary conditions.
- An uploaded mesh was used, in which the cyclic behaviour of the corresponding patches has not been properly defined.
What can I do now?
SimScale currently only allows generation of meshes that support boundaries with translational periodicity, i.e. the periodic faces have the same shape, are parallel to one another and are offset by a vector. For other modes of periodicity, please make sure that you use an uploaded mesh with the right patch specifications.
For information on how to upload a mesh to SimScale, please follow this link.