Volume Meshing

with VGSTUDIO MAX

Create accurate and high-quality tetrahedral volume meshes directly from CT scans of single-material and multi-material components or material samples. The volume meshing features in VGSTUDIO MAX cover the complete workflow from CT scan to volume mesh in one software.

Volume Meshing Features

Bionically optimized aeronautic structural bracket

Multi-material connector

Fiber-reinforced materials

Control and improve the finite element (FE) mesh quality and use histograms to review and assess the mesh quality.
You can locally refine meshes in specified regions.
Define and export sets of tetrahedral elements, nodes, or facets based on specified regions of interests (ROIs).

Identify, visualize, and remove unconnected element sets.

Create tetrahedral volume meshes for components containing sharp edges.

Loading Mesh Cells with Data from Material Analyses

You can easily use microstructural information obtained by a porosity or a fiber composite analysis for FEM simulation. Components of the second order fiber orientation tensor and fiber volume fractions, as well as porosity and gray values, can be mapped on the tetrahedral mesh and exported.

Distinguishing between Macroporosity and Microporosity

Workflow for including macro- and microporosity in FEM simulations

The volume meshing features in VGSTUDIO MAX enable you to distinguish between macroporosity and microporosity. Macroporosity can be represented geometrically in the volume mesh by treating the border of the marco pores as internal surfaces which are respected while meshing. In addition to this, the mircoporosity can be mapped onto the volume mesh as a volume fraction of the micropores for each mesh cell and exported in .csv format, which can be directly uploaded into, for example, Digimat for further use in an FE solver.

Macropores are geometrically represented by the volume mesh; microporosity is mapped onto the cells of the volume mesh and color coded.

Benefits