Transfer Axis Symmetric Model Temperature/Pressure Data to a 3D Model

Use this method to map data from an axis symmetric model to a 3D model.

An axis symmetric model may contain nodal temperatures or pressures in the R, Z plane. You will need an axis symmetric mesh and the data in a .csv file. This data can be mapped to a full 3D model.

Limitation: 3D model nodes when rotated to the R, Z plane should fall inside the axis symmetric model.

  1. In the Model Browser, right-click and select Create > Field from the menu.
  2. In the Entity Editor, edit the field's corresponding attributes:

    Figure 1.
    1. Set Type to continuous.
    2. Set System Type to real.
    3. Set Source to current model.
    4. Set Data Source Type to value from file.
    5. In the File field, open the .csv file.
    6. In the System field, select the system in which the .csv file x, y, z data is created (the default is global).
    7. In the Source Entity List field, select element from the current model.
  3. After creating the model, delete the current model (not the field).
  4. Import the new model into HyperMesh.
  5. Import the new 3D model (target model).
  6. In the Model Browser, right-click on the field entity you just created and select Realize from the menu.
  7. In the Field Realization dialog, define the realization settings:

    Figure 2.
    1. Using the Entity elements/nodes selector, select the elements or nodes to map.
    2. Set Field Type to temperature.
    3. Set Interpolation to shape function or proximity.
    4. Check Cyclic Symmetry and then select the cylindrical System where the axis symmetry mesh resides.
    5. Click Apply.

      Figure 3.