Authors: Rajesh Bhaskaran & Michael Mahoney, Cornell University
1. Pre-Analysis & Start-Up
4. Physics Setup
5. Numerical Solution
6. Numerical Results
7. Verification & Validation
In the first video, we generate a tetrahedral mesh. The number of nodes is over the ANSYS student product limit, so this mesh won't solve.
In the second video, we generate a "Hex Dominant" mesh which gives us predominantly hexahedral elements. The number of nodes is below the ANSYS student product limit.
The resulting mesh has 26,934 nodes. There are 3 degrees of freedom per node (displacements in x, y and z directions). So the ANSYS solver will generate 26,934*3 ~ 80k algebraic equations to solve our four coupled boundary values problems approximately.
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