Meshing the Model

Create the model mesh in CADFEKO using the correct settings. A mesh is a discretised representation of a geometry model or mesh model used for simulation in the Solver.

  1. Set the Mesh size equal to Standard.
  2. Set the Wire segment radius equal to 150e-6.
  3. Set the local mesh size on the windscreen reference face equal to 0.2.
    Note: Apply a local mesh refinement on the windscreen reference face to ensure accurate representation of the surface. Since the mesh elements of the windscreen reference face are not part of the solution in terms of computational resources, any number of elements are acceptable.

Due to the fine detail in the geometry of the car, advanced mesh settings are utilised.

  1. Specify the advanced mesh settings.
    1. Set the Refinement factor equal to Coarse.
    2. Set the Minimum element size to Medium.
    Tip: Open the Create mesh dialog and click the Advanced tab.
  2. Mesh the model.