Thickener rake hybrid mesh


The thickener rake has a surface mesh made of triangles and quadrilaterals, the volume mesh consists of tetrahedrons, with prisms and hexahedra in the boundary layer formed using the T-Rex method. The T-Rex max number of layers was 12 in the inflation region with a growth rate of 1.2 between successive layers. The exported mesh has been tested with OpenFOAM-v2006 simpleFoam, and converges well but only tested at a 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.


Cell types: Tetrahedra, Pyramids, Prisms, Hexahedra

Cell count: Total – 1,601,770

  • Tetrahedra – 961,941,
  • Pyramids – 364,050,
  • Prisms – 61,833,
  • Hexahedra – 213,946

Mesh quality metrics:

  • Average non-orthogonality (degrees): 24.91
  • Maximum skewness: 2.16

Patch names: cyclicAMI1, cyclicAMI2, interface-rot, rake, shaft, tank, underflow






42.9 MB


26th September 2020


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