5 Mesh generation and conversion

Chapter 5 Mesh generation and conversion

This chapter describes all topics relating to the creation of meshes in OpenFOAM: section 5.1 gives an overview of the ways a mesh may be described in OpenFOAM; section 5.3 covers the blockMesh utility for generating simple meshes of blocks of hexahedral cells; section 5.4 covers the snappyHexMesh utility for generating complex meshes of hexahedral and split-hexahedral cells automatically from triangulated surface geometries; section 5.5 describes the options available for conversion of a mesh that has been generated by a third-party product into a format that OpenFOAM can read.


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