2.1.23. mentat_pbcOnBoxMesh


Purpose

Set up servo linking to achieve periodic boundary conditions for a regular hexahedral mesh. Use *py_connection to operate on model presently opened in MSC.Mentat.

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Usage

> mentat_pbcOnBoxMesh options file[s] 

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Options

-p / --port
Mentat connection port
-x
no PBC along x direction
-y
no PBC along y direction
-z
no PBC along z direction


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Example

The two figures illustrate an exemplary geometry meshed by a regular grid of (hexahedral) elements before (Figure 1 (a) ) and after the automatic application of periodic boundary conditions (Figure 1 (b) ).

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(a) Periodic (hexahedral) mesh opened in MSC.Mentat.
after servo linking
(b) Same mesh after automatic application of periodic boundary conditions through servo links (black lines).
Figure 1: Patch viewed with and without servolinks

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Topic revision: 06 Jul 2016, MartinDiehl
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