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Advanced TrueGrid® Training Outline

I. Parameterization Strategies

  • A. Mesh Density, Geometry, and Alternate Topologies
  • B. Principles in Part Decomposition; Modifying and Re-Using Parts
  • C. Plugs (Sections Removed and Replaced by a New Part)
  • D. Topologies
  • E. Parameterization Schemes
  • F. Nodes, Faces and Volumes

II. Block Boundaries

  • A. Inter-Part Block Boundaries
  • B. Intra-Part Block Boundaries
  • C. Transition Elements
  • 1. i Transitions
  • 2. Quadratic Elements
  • 3. 1:3 and 2:3 Rule
  • D. Creating Orthogonal Regions with a Normal Offset
  • E. Applying Block Boundaries to Transformed Parts

III. Smoothing

  • A. TrueGrid® Smoothing Algorithms
  • 1. When to use
  • 2. Where to use
  • 3. How to use
  • B. High Quality Meshes with Smoothing
  • C. Uniform Smoothing on Faces and Solids
  • D. Neumann Boundary Condition

IV. History Window

  • A. Debugging a Mesh with the History Window
  • B. Design Options

V. Re-entrant Part / Part Database

  • A. Re-Entrant Part Capability
  • B. Part Database

VI. Merging

  • A. Controlling Node Merging
  • B. Diagnostics

VII. Sets

  • A. Defining Boundary Donditions in Terms of Sets of Elements and Nodes

VIII. Advanced "block" Command Features

  • A. Fluid/Solid Meshes with Hexahedral Fluid Elements and Quadrilateral Solid Elements

IX. Interactive 3D Curve Usage

  • A. Constructing 3D Curves
  • B. Attaching

X. Replication

  • A. Levels of Transformation in a Block-Structured Mesh
  • B. Examples
  • C. Applications

XI. Beam Commands

  • A. Using Beam Commands
  • B. Beam Element Applications

XII. Expressions

  • A. Using Expressions
  • B. Evaluating Expressions
  • C. Using Expressions with Other Commands

XIII. Coloring / Printing

  • A. Generating High Quality Colored Images
  • B. Imaging Techniques
  • C. Integrating with Adobe PhotoShop and Illustrator