I have a thin ring part as show below. The thickness is only 0.4 mm and the height is 269 mm. When i tried to mesh it with 3D tet, i got very poor result. In addition, after meshing, i found the number of face became 3 which should be 6. I attached the simple model for your reference. Could someone please look at it and give some suggestions and comments? Note for my study, i have to model it as solid body but not sheet body or use middle face.
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For my study physics, we need this kind of thin region being model as solid elements. A typical case is the air gap in electrical motor, which is a critical region for electromagnetic field.
given the simple geo, brick can be used. Mesh the face normal to the cylinder axis and extrude. Don't know the element quality criteria for the type of analysis you mentioned
As i know, the criteria for EM analysis is much higher than other physics.
I found a workaround for this case by decreaing Small Feature Tolerance (% of Element Size).
The number of faces is reduced because the feature tolerance is simplifying the geometry. Set the Small Feature Tolerance to 0%.
The element size will need to be on the order of the thickness. For this geometry, a swept hex mesh would be more appropriate than a tet mesh.
I tried your suggestion but it did not work. After applying the 2D mapped mesh as seed and Bias mesh control, i used 3D tet to mesh the volumn. What i got is shwon below. Is there anything i was doing wrong?