8.1.5. particle mesh

mesh('part', tag, type, *pArgs, eleType='', *eleArgs=[], '-vel', *vel0, '-pressure', p0)

Create or return a group of particles which will be used for background mesh.

tag (int) mesh tag.
type (str) type of the mesh
pArgs (list (float))

coordinates of points defining the mesh region nx, ny, nz are number of particles in x, y, and z directions

  • 'quad' : [x1, y1, x2, y2, x3, y3, x4, y4, nx, ny]

    Coordinates of four corners in counter-clock wise order.

  • 'cube' : [x1, y1, z1, x2, y2, z2, x3, y3, z3, x4, y4,

    z4, x5, y5, z5, x6, y6, z6, x7, y7, z7, x8, y8, z8, nx, ny, nz]

    Coordinates of four corners at bottom and at top in counter-clock wise order

  • 'tri' : [x1, y1, x2, y2, x3, y3, nx, ny]

    Coordinates of three corners in counter-clock wise order

  • 'line' : [x1, y1, x2, y2, nx]

    Coordinates of two ends in counter-clock wise order

  • 'pointlist' : [x1n, y1n, <z1n>, x1, y1, <z1>, vx1, vy1, <vz1>,

    ax1, ay1, <az1>, p1, x2n, y2n, <z2n>, x2, y2, <z2>, vx2, vy2, <vz2>, ax2, ay2, <az2>, p2, ..]

    input particles’ data in a list, in the order of coordinates of last time step, current coordinates, velocity, acceleration, and pressure.

  • 'pointlist' without list

    return a list of current particles’ data in this mesh

    [tag1, x1n, y1n, <z1n>, x1, y1, <z1>, vx1, vy1, <vz1>, ax1, ay1, <az1>, p1, tag1, x2n, y2n, <z2n>, x2, y2, <z2>, vx2, vy2, <vz2>, ax2, ay2, <az2>, p2, ..]

    The format is similar to the input list, but with an additional tag for each particle.

eleType (str)

the element type, (optional)

eleArgs (list) a list of element arguments. (optional, see line mesh and triangular mesh)
vel0 (list (float)) a list of initial velocities. (optional)
p0 (float) initial pressure. (optional)