The Sphere hybrid mesh consisted of a region of hexahedral cells near the sphere (inflation region) formed by extruding the quadrilateral surface mesh and a region of tetrahedral cells in the far-field. In the inflation region near the sphere, first cell height is 0.02 m with a growth rate of 1.2 between successive layers. The exported mesh has been tested with OpenFOAM-v2006 simpleFoam, and converges well, however 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.
Cell types: Tetrahedra, Pyramids, Hexahedra
Cell count: Total – 319,192
- Tetrahedra – 218,752,
- Pyramids – 3,240,
- Hexahedra – 97,200
Mesh quality metrics:
- Average non-orthogonality (degrees): 17.7
- Maximum skewness: 0.79
Patch names: bottom, frontBackSides, inlet, outlet, top, wall
26th August 2020
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