CPU cooler hybrid mesh

DESCRIPTION

The CPU cooler is a motherboard with chip and finned cooler. It has a surface mesh made of triangles and quadrilaterals, the volume mesh consists of tetrahedrons, with prisms in the boundary layer, and T-Rex method of inflation used. The T-Rex max number of layers was 30 in the inflation region with a growth rate of 1.2 between successive layers. The solid components were meshed with hexahedra or prisms. Exported mesh tested with OpenFOAM-v2006 simpleFoam, and converges well but only tested at lower speed.

The provided mesh was exported from the Pointwise case file included with the download. If you want to modify or re-export the mesh you will need a licenced version of Pointwise.

MESH INFORMATION

Cell types: Tetrahedra, Pyramids, Prisms, Hexahedra

Cell count: Total – air – 2,905,318; cooler – 809,563

  • Tetrahedra – 2,084,843; 147,357,
  • Pyramids – 201,422; 4,418,
  • Prisms – 531,863; 603,356,
  • Hexahedra – 87,190; 54,432


Mesh quality metrics:

  • Average non-orthogonality (degrees): 23.1; 11.7
  • Maximum skewness: 2.24; 0.88


Patch names: chip, solid-to-air, air-to-solid, board, in, out, sides, top

POINTWISE VERSION

18.3R2

OpenFOAM VERSION

v2006

ARCHIVE SIZE

87.9 MB

UPDATED DATE

2nd October 2020

MESH VISUALISATION

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