1. 25 May, 2017 1 commit
  2. 31 Oct, 2016 1 commit
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      blockMesh: Added edge projection · 24b2335f
      Henry Weller authored
      New functionality contributed by Mattijs Janssens:
        - new edge projection: projectCurve for use with new geometry
          'searchableCurve'
        - new tutorial 'pipe'
        - naming of vertices and blocks (see pipe tutorial). Including back
          substitution for error messages.
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  3. 15 Oct, 2016 1 commit
  4. 13 Oct, 2016 1 commit
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      blockMesh: New experimental support for projecting block face point to geometric surfaces · f5be4b05
      Henry Weller authored
      For example, to mesh a sphere with a single block the geometry is defined in the
      blockMeshDict as a searchableSurface:
      
          geometry
          {
              sphere
              {
                  type searchableSphere;
                  centre (0 0 0);
                  radius 1;
              }
          }
      
      The vertices, block topology and curved edges are defined in the usual
      way, for example
      
          v 0.5773502;
          mv -0.5773502;
      
          a 0.7071067;
          ma -0.7071067;
      
          vertices
          (
              ($mv $mv $mv)
              ( $v $mv $mv)
              ( $v  $v $mv)
              ($mv  $v $mv)
              ($mv $mv  $v)
              ( $v $mv  $v)
              ( $v  $v  $v)
              ($mv  $v  $v)
          );
      
          blocks
          (
              hex (0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7) (10 10 10) simpleGrading (1 1 1)
          );
      
          edges
          (
              arc 0 1 (0 $ma $ma)
              arc 2 3 (0 $a $ma)
              arc 6 7 (0 $a $a)
              arc 4 5 (0 $ma $a)
      
              arc 0 3 ($ma 0 $ma)
              arc 1 2 ($a 0 $ma)
              arc 5 6 ($a 0 $a)
              arc 4 7 ($ma 0 $a)
      
              arc 0 4 ($ma $ma 0)
              arc 1 5 ($a $ma 0)
              arc 2 6 ($a $a 0)
              arc 3 7 ($ma $a 0)
          );
      
      which will produce a mesh in which the block edges conform to the sphere
      but the faces of the block lie somewhere between the original cube and
      the spherical surface which is a consequence of the edge-based
      transfinite interpolation.
      
      Now the projection of the block faces to the geometry specified above
      can also be specified:
      
          faces
          (
              project (0 4 7 3) sphere
              project (2 6 5 1) sphere
              project (1 5 4 0) sphere
              project (3 7 6 2) sphere
              project (0 3 2 1) sphere
              project (4 5 6 7) sphere
          );
      
      which produces a mesh that actually conforms to the sphere.
      
      See OpenFOAM-dev/tutorials/mesh/blockMesh/sphere
      
      This functionality is experimental and will undergo further development
      and generalization in the future to support more complex surfaces,
      feature edge specification and extraction etc.  Please get involved if
      you would like to see blockMesh become a more flexible block-structured
      mesher.
      
      Henry G. Weller, CFD Direct.
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