Divide Edges in ElmerGUI?

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UNDstudent
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Divide Edges in ElmerGUI?

Post by UNDstudent » 03 Mar 2019, 19:13

I've got a .unv file of a rectangular plate. Attempting to recreate ASTM E1300 deflection values. I was able to divide the 6 surfaces in Elmer but have been struggling with dividing the edges so I can place constraints on the exterior edges rather than the faces of the plate. I'm very new to Elmer and haven't been able to find any tutorials describing how to use the Mesh>divide edges tool in Elmer. Any thoughts/suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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Re: Divide Edges in ElmerGUI?

Post by kevinarden » 04 Mar 2019, 00:37

Because there are not any edges. I open you unv in ElmerGUI, save project, read mesh.header and no edges!

Use ElmerGrid 8 2 60x50x0.85.unv and it will create an elmer mesh in a sub directory. It has edges, use load mesh in ElmerGUI to select and divide edges. When you load mesh you select the directory not the files.

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Re: Divide Edges in ElmerGUI?

Post by UNDstudent » 10 Mar 2019, 01:12

Thank you for the reply.
I followed your instructions and received the following in the Windows command prompt

Elmergrid saving data with method 2:
Saving mesh in ElmerSolver format to directory 60x50x0.085.
Could not create a result directory!

Where did I go wrong?

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Re: Divide Edges in ElmerGUI?

Post by kevinarden » 10 Mar 2019, 13:17

Not a windows user but 60x50x0.85 may not be a valid filename in windows, try to rename unv file to 60_50_85, I think the "." means it is starting an extension.

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