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Zero or Negative Area for Element.....


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Hey folks,

I am working on a RMA 2 steady state model and received the following message in the output:

--> ZERO OR NEGATIVE AREA for Element= 4544 Imat= 0 ignor if imat > 900

This message is repeated about 200 times for the various elements. This doesn't appear to be a catastrophic error as I still get reasonable results from the model. I understand that this is a result of elements connection being made clockwise rather than counter-clockwise. I haven't been able to determine from the user manual/tutorials how to re-connect the elements in the appropriate direction.

If anyone knows of a tutorial that describes this process I'd appreciate hearing back from you.

Cheers.

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Hi,

In general we try to prevent elements from being created in the wrong direction. Once they are there, we don't have a defined way to automatically get rid of them.

One thing you could try doing is saving your mesh in a .2dm file and reloading it. Unfortunately, you would have to setup your BC over.

I wish I could have been more help. If SMS created the mesh and you can give us repeatable steps to create a bad mesh, please let us know.

Cheers,

Rusty

Hey folks,

I am working on a RMA 2 steady state model and received the following message in the output:

--> ZERO OR NEGATIVE AREA for Element= 4544 Imat= 0 ignor if imat > 900

This message is repeated about 200 times for the various elements. This doesn't appear to be a catastrophic error as I still get reasonable results from the model. I understand that this is a result of elements connection being made clockwise rather than counter-clockwise. I haven't been able to determine from the user manual/tutorials how to re-connect the elements in the appropriate direction.

If anyone knows of a tutorial that describes this process I'd appreciate hearing back from you.

Cheers.

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