AIrfoil Mesh

  • Last Post 12 May 2020
akin3rd posted this 15 April 2019


I have been trying to generate a mesh for a flow domain over an airfoil and in order to get accurate results I need a very good mesh.

After following countless tutorials I was able to generate a structured mesh but unfortunately, my solution did not converge (Floating point error).

I was able to generate a new mesh with edge sizing, face meshing and inflation around the airfoil wall to appropriately capture BL effects but the mesh keeps failing, how do I fix this?



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peteroznewman posted this 16 April 2019

The aspect ratio of the elements looks excessive. Use more elements along the airfoil length.

akin3rd posted this 20 April 2019

I have been able to generate a mesh with edge sizing, face meshing and inflation around the airfoil wall, However, the inflation does not form even though the mesh is generated

Below is a zoomed in image showing a portion of the airfoil wall without the inflation

The error message is: "inflation not possible with this setting, mesh without inflation will be created"

Please, how do I fix this?

Also, what is the ideal aspect ratio value one should look out for?



peteroznewman posted this 21 April 2019

You can't use Inflation with Face Meshing.

kkanade posted this 22 April 2019

you need to use edge biasing with face meshing. 

falcon18 posted this 11 May 2020



I have to mesh to analyze the airfoil of different attack angles, but I cannot assign structural mesh. I'm getting errors. I have no problem when I don't have an angle. I can mesh properly as above. But when I'm angled, I have trouble. Help me, please. I will not be able to do my thesis.

Kremella posted this 12 May 2020


Could you please create a separate post on the community if your question is different from what has been discussed in an existing post? The last thing I would want is for your question to get buried. By creating a new post, your question will get far more visibility.

Please create this post (if you haven't done so already). Attach the necessary screenshots so we can understand this better. Please note that Ansys employees cannot download any attachments or external links. Just an FYI.

Thank you.