Error importing Abaqus mesh

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mrceresa
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Error importing Abaqus mesh

Post by mrceresa » 15 Feb 2013, 17:05

Hi everybody!
I have a mesh created with ICEM CFD that I would like to import in Elmer.
There are several export format such as:
GEOMETRY -> IGES, DDN, Parasolid, Rhino, STL
MESH -> Abaqus, Ansys AutoDyn, Exodus, Ideas, LS-Dyne, Nastran, Patran, Radioss, FE Modeler, STL, Spectral elements

I tried Ansys y FE Modeler without any luck.
If I save in Abaqus inp format and use ElmerGrid 5 2 I get some warnings about missing elements:
Unknown element code: *ELEMENT,TYPE=S3,ELSET=GEOM_ELSET
GetElementSide: unknown elementtype 0 (elem=1,side=5)
and a segmentation fault.

If I run with the -autoclean option ElmerGrid exit correctly and an elmer mesh is created but then I cannot open the mesh in Elmer because of:
"Unknown element family (possibly not implemented)"

I attach the mesh in inp format

Thanks for any help,
Mario
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test.zip
Elmer mesh created by ElmerGrid 5 2 -autoclean
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Mesh exported in Abaqus inp format
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mrceresa
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Re: Error importing Abaqus mesh

Post by mrceresa » 22 Feb 2013, 16:53

Just for record and if someone else needs it: the best way I found so far to export a volumetric mesh from ICEM to Elmer is to export the 3d volumetric mesh as a Nastran (*.nas) file, import it in gmsh and save in Universal (*.unv). Then import it with ElmerGrid -autoclean

This way it saves all the volumes, surfaces and boundaries

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