Refines the mesh around specified elements.
NINC) around which the mesh is to
NE2 defaults to
NINC defaults to 1. If
ignored and all selected elements are used for refinement. If
P, graphical picking is enabled and all remaining command fields are ignored
(valid only in the GUI). A component name may also be substituted for
NINC are ignored).
Amount of refinement to be done. Specify the value of
an integer from 1 to 5, where a value of 1 provides minimal refinement, and
a value of 5 provides maximum refinement (defaults to 1).
Depth of mesh refinement in terms of number of elements outward
from the indicated elements,
Type of postprocessing to be done after element splitting, in order to improve element quality:
No postprocessing will be done.
Smoothing will be done. Node locations may change.
Smoothing and cleanup will be done. Existing elements may be deleted, and node locations may change (default).
Flag indicating whether quadrilateral elements must be retained
in the refinement of an all-quadrilateral mesh. (The ANSYS program ignores
RETAIN argument when you are refining anything
other than a quadrilateral mesh.)
The final mesh will be composed entirely of quadrilateral elements, regardless of the element quality (default).
The final mesh may include some triangular elements in order to maintain element quality and provide transitioning.
EREFINE refines all area elements and tetrahedral volume elements adjacent to the specified elements.
Mesh refinement is not available on a solid model containing initial conditions at nodes
(IC), coupled nodes (CP family of commands), constraint
equations (CE family of commands), or boundary conditions or loads applied
directly to any of its nodes or elements. This restriction applies to nodes and elements anywhere
in the model, not just in the region where you want to request mesh refinement. If you have
detached the mesh from the solid model, disable postprocessing cleanup or smoothing
POST = OFF) after refinement to preserve the element
For more information about mesh refinement, see Revising Your Model.
This command is also valid for rezoning.