I’m new to preCICE and CalculiX, so maybe this is a daft question:
I’m trying to set up a flexible tube like simulation starting from the 3d Tube tutorial. I have the simulation running with “nearest-neighbor” mapping, but obviously that is not ideal. I tried rbf, but that seems to be quite slow.
I’d like to use the nearest-projection mapping but am stuck at the problem of the surface file.
How do I create the .sur file? I understand the concept and that the .sur file contains volume elements (linear or quadratic tets) sorted by which of the elements 4 surfaces is lying in the surface.
But how do I create this surface? I use Salome for meshing, and CGX to create the msh and nam files. But “send interface abq sur” creates an empty file. I have tried a mesh with additional 2D surface elements, but CalculiX doesn’t like those (so I have to delete them in the all.msh) and also tried to create a group of volume elements that lie in the surface (>= 3 nodes in Ninterface), but that doesn’t seem to work, either.
I guess I’m missing something fairly basic here.