Minion mesh
Minion hybrid mesh


Minion character meshed with a surface mesh made of triangles and quadrilaterals. The volume mesh consists of tetrahedral cells with prisms and hexahedra in the boundary layer formed using the T-Rex method. The T-Rex max number of layers was 40 in the inflation region with a growth rate of 1.2 between successive layers. The exported Minion mesh has been 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 mm, and OpenFOAM mesh scaled to m.


Cell types: Tetrahedra, Pyramids, Prisms, Hexahedra

Cell count: Total – 1,177,566

  • Tetrahedra – 654,486,
  • Pyramids – 42,385,
  • Prisms – 479,715,
  • Hexahedra – 980

Mesh quality metrics:

  • Average non-orthogonality (degrees): 21.2
  • Maximum skewness: 2.5

Patch names: bottom, frontBackSides, inlet, outlet, top, wall






49 MB


25th August 2020


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