Meshing manually created cooling channels

Once you have created cooling channels, manually, they must be meshed.

  1. Click Generate mesh (Mesh tab > Mesh panel > Generate Mesh). The Generate Mesh dialog appears. Notice the Global edge length is already defined. You can change this, and preview its effect.
    Tip: For better results, modify the Global edge length to obtain a length/diameter ratio of 2.5 to 3. For example, the Global edge length should be between 25–30 mm for a channel that has a diameter of 10 mm.
  2. Click the Advanced button.
  3. Click Mesh Now. The default color for a cooling channel is blue.
  4. Assign coolant inlets to the ends of the channels where necessary.