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1st Order Hex to 2nd Order Tet Transition

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Hello everyone,

 

I meshed a geometry with both tet and hex elements. I would like tet elements to be 2nd order. So the pyramid elements which are used for the transition should not have mid nodes at hex side. 

 

However, using the "order change" for both tet and pyramid elements creates midside nodes everywhere. Is there a way to eliminate midside nodes of pyramid elements at rectangular face (9 node pyramids). 

 

Thank you in advance. 

 

Regards,

 

Emre

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Dear sathya,

 

SOLID95 (legacy ET) and SOLID186 supports 9 node pyramids. 

 

When you mesh a volume with 1st order hex elements then the connected volume with 2nd order tet, Ansys automatically creates 9 node pyramids at transition region. There are examples for hex to tet transition in web. 

 

Regards,

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