I want to use the mesh and pressure from Fluent as a starting point for a static structural analysis in ANSYS. The imported mesh has only the sides of tetrahedrons and not the solid elements. How can you get a mesh with solids from Fluent? The option with ".rfl" files is not available on most type of machines.

To export the solid mesh, do not select any surfaces. It is the selection of surfaces which causes it to output only the surface mesh. You may have to define the ANSYS element type before reading the CDB file into ANSYS. SOLID185 is a good choice, as it accepts a hex and tet shapes (degenerate hex).

The entire region is exported, both fluid and solid. In ANSYS, the two regions will have different material IDs, and within ANSYS the relevant regions are selected based on the material ID number.

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