So with the next step in my model, I have been applying a set of hydrostatic elements to the interior of the channels, I am unsure if this works when I use symmetry. The script I am using is below and it is being solved with a transient analysis;

! Commands inserted into this file will be executed just after material definitions in /PREP7.

! Active UNIT system in Workbench when this object was created: Metric (m, kg, N, s, V, A)

! NOTE: Any data that requires units (such as mass) is assumed to be in the consistent solver unit system.

! It is assumed that NO SYMMETRY effects are in this model.

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/prep7

*get,typemax,ETYP,,NUM,MAX ! max defined element type

*get,realmax,RCON,,NUM,MAX ! max defined real constant

*get,mat_max,MAT,,NUM,MAX ! max defined material

*get,nodemax,NODE,,NUM,MAX ! highest numbered node in model

! Create a new higher number for element type, real, and material

newnode=nodemax+1000 ! number for pressure node for HSFLD242

newnumber=typemax+1

*if,realmax,ge,newnumber,then

newnumber=realmax+1

*endif

*if,mat_max,ge,newnumber,then

newnumber=mat_max+1

*endif

et,newnumber,HSFLD242 ! 3-D Hydrostatic Fluid Element

keyopt,newnumber,1,0 ! UX, UY, UZ, plus HDSP at pressure node

keyopt,newnumber,5,1 ! Fluid mass calculated based on the volume of the fluid element

keyopt,newnumber,6,1 ! Incompressible

mp,dens,newnumber,6440 ! Density of Galinstan, kg/m^3

! Ignoring thermal expansion in this example

type,newnumber ! Ignoring TB,FLUID in this example

mat,newnumber ! Ignoring Reference pressure for compressible gas

r,newnumber,0.10156 ! Applying intitial atomospheric Pressure = 0.10156 N/mm^2

real,newnumber !

cmsel,s,Channel1 ! Select nodes on interior

esln ! Select elements that touch these nodes

n,newnode,0,0,1.2e-002 ! Pressure node at 0,0,400 (automatically moved to centroid?)

ESURF,newnode ! ESURF HSFLD242 elements over solid element faces

! Extra node "newnode" with ESURF with HSFLD242

allsel

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/solu ! return to solving