Rotorcraft Drone Propeller Meshing in ICEM CFD

  • Last Post 18 December 2018
Prithviraj22 posted this 17 December 2018

A rotating fluid domain enclosed inside a stationary fluid domain was defined for a Rotorcraft propeller using design modeller and later while meshing in "ANSYS Mesher", the region between the rotating domain and the stationary domain is automatically considered as contact region. Then Mesh generation process in carried out.

I have no clue how to mesh such a geometry in ICEM CFD.






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kkanade posted this 17 December 2018

i assume you want to create a non conformal mesh between rotating and stationary fluid. 

make sure that both bodies are in different parts in design modeler of spaceclaim. i assume you have already done this. 

please go ahead with ansys mesher. 

you can select the contacts and right click and suppress them. this should work for you to create non conformal mesh. 


Prithviraj22 posted this 18 December 2018

Using Ansys Mesher is not a problem for me..

I wanted to know how to mesh it in ICEM CFD but was unable to find out a possible way.



kkanade posted this 18 December 2018

you may want to go through some icem tutorials. 


also if you are asking more about non conformal interface then you can do following. 

1. create mesh for stationary part in icem. 

2. export the same in stationary.msh format. 

3. clear mesh in icem. 

4. create mesh for rotating part in icem

5. export this mesh in rotating.msh format. 

6. read both mesh files in fluent. you can read one file first and then append second file. 

if this helps, mark this post as 'is solution' to help others on forum.