I wish to study the 2D heat transfer of the soda can using Fluent. For my geometry I took a circle. My problem while meshing the circle; Because i need to mesh it from inside. I used the mapped faced meshing then I used the edge sizing for the edge of the circle with no bias and then I sized the line that I create. [I tried to create 1 vertical line (Edge to Edge) and size it using this bias ----- --- - --- ----- ] But the mesh was not very symmetric and didn't have circular shape. I tried put a second horizontal line and size using the correct bias type and factor but also didn't get what I want.

So I want a good mesh inside a circle in 2D (Not pipe in 3D)

NB: please as a beginner in fluent I wish to have a step by step procedure to follow

  • $\begingroup$ This is a question best asked on a Fluent-specific forum. $\endgroup$ – Wolfgang Bangerth Nov 7 '14 at 4:43
  • $\begingroup$ Welcome to Scicomp! Wolfgang is right, this question is software-specific (for example, only users of FLUENT would know what "mapped faced meshing" means"), so you'd have better chances at, e.g., CFD-Online's FLUENT forum. $\endgroup$ – Christian Clason Nov 7 '14 at 8:20

Go for a 5 block structured O-type mesh:

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