Step-By-Step Tutorials

The purpose of this chapter is to demonstrate the capabilities of CUBIT for finite element mesh generation as well as provide a brief tutorial on the use of the software package. This chapter is designed to demonstrate step-by-step instructions for generating a simple mesh on a perforated brick.

The following activity demonstrates the basics of using CUBIT to generate and mesh a geometry. By following these steps, you will become familiar with the basics of the command-line and GUI interfaces without stopping for detailed explanations. All the commands introduced in this tutorial are documented in subsequent chapters on this manual.

Here are a few tips for the examples in the tutorial:

cubit> <Your commands go here>

If you do not have the Graphical User Interface (GUI) version of CUBIT, follow the steps in the right column below, otherwise, proceed through the steps on the left:

Overview Overview  
Step 1 Step 1 Beginning Execution
Step 2 Step 2 Creating the Brick
Step 3 Step 3 Creating the Cylinder
Step 4 Step 4 Adjusting the Graphics Display
Step 5 Step 5 Forming the Hole
Step 6 Step 6 Setting Interval Sizes
Step 7 Step 7 Surface Meshing
Step 8 Step 8 Volume Meshing
Step 9 Step 9 Inspecting the Model
Step 10 Step 10 Defining Boundary Conditions
Step 11 Step 11 Exporting the Mesh

Additional Tutorials

ITEM Tutorial - A tutorial on the new ITEM wizard.

Power Tools GUI Tutorial - A tutorial on geometry decomposition and cleanup using the Power Tools on the new CUBIT GUI.

Decomposition Tutorial - A series of webcutting hints and suggestions for creating sweepable volumes on various models.

Geometry Cleanup Process Flow - A flowchart on geometry cleanup and defeaturing.