One step meshing

Algor has announced a new one-step assembly meshing technique for generating unstructured FEA meshes more quickly.

One-step assembly meshing enables engineers to obtain a finite element mesh for complex CAD assemblies on the first pass with a one button click and without the need for transitional mesh refinement.

‘One-step assembly meshing will save engineers time and effort in setting up models for all analysis types including Mechanical Event Simulation and structural, linear dynamic, thermal, electrostatic, fluid flow and multiphysics analyses,’ said Michael Bussler, President and CEO of Algor.

Algor’s mesh engines create meshes on the first pass because they build solid ‘brick’ (eight- or 20-node) or hybrid meshes (combines bricks on model surface with tetrahedra inside) inward from a quadrilateral surface mesh. One-step, high-quality tetrahedral (four- or 10-node) meshing is also available. In addition, Algor provides built-in transitional meshing tools for areas of the model that have greater engineering concern.

Surface and aspect ratio checks enable engineers to get high-quality meshes on the first pass with default settings. Because brick and hybrid meshes can represent complex geometry with fewer nodes than tetrahedral meshes at the same, high level of accuracy, analyses for brick and hybrid meshes process faster than for tetrahedra.

The software enhancements that have led to the development include refinement of the surface and aspect ratio checks that are at the heart of Algor’s meshing technologies. In addition, automatic surface mesh matching for assemblies has been fully integrated with all of Algor’s mesh engines.

Engineers who prefer to exercise greater control over the meshing process still have the option of generating surface and solid meshes in separate processes or modifying the default mesh settings.

Algor customers with current software upgrade subscriptions can get the new improvements at no charge by requesting this latest release. Algor software is available for PC workstations running Windows NT, ME, 95, 98 or 2000.

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