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6.3.9 ANSYS Files

There are three different ways in which you can import an ANSYS file into FLUENT.

After reading a triangular or tetrahedral volume mesh using method 2 or 3 above, you should perform smoothing and swapping (as described in Section  26.13) to improve its quality.

Recognized ANSYS 5.4 and 5.5 Datasets

FLUENT can import mesh files from ANSYS 5.4 and 5.5 ( .cdb files), retaining original boundary names. The following ANSYS file datasets are recognized by the FLUENT grid import utility:

The elements must be STIF63 linear shell elements. In addition, if element data without an explicit element ID is used, the filter assumes sequential numbering of the elements when creating the zones.

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