human heart
Human heart hybrid mesh


The human heart with multiple inlets and outlets surface mesh made of triangles, and the volume mesh made up of tetrahedral cells, with prisms in the boundary layer formed using the T-Rex method. The T-Rex max number of layers was 8 in the inflation region with a growth rate of 1.2 between successive layers. Exported mesh tested with OpenFOAM-v2006 simpleFoam, and converges well but only tested at lower speeds. 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.

Note Pointwise mesh in cm, and OpenFOAM mesh scaled to m.


Cell types: Tetrahedra, Pyramids, Prisms, Hexahedra

Cell count: Total – 960,870

  • Tetrahedra – 440,310,
  • Pyramids – 14,860,
  • Prisms – 502,922,
  • Hexahedra – 2,778

Mesh quality metrics:

  • Average non-orthogonality (degrees): 16.6
  • Maximum skewness: 3.1

Patch names: baffle1, baffle2, openings, outlet, walls






43 MB


25th August 2020


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