Mesh Transition In ANSYS® Meshing(Illustrated Expression)

General mesh options in ANSYS® Meshing are very important for starting to obtain the required mesh structure for the physical model to be used in finite element analysis(FEA). One of these options is called the ‘Transition’ value in ANSYS® Meshing. Also, other options are explained in Mechanicalland. In this article, we will explain what is ‘Transition’ option and how it is changed in ANSYS® Meshing.

What Is ‘Transition’ In ANSYS® Meshing?

Select a ‘Transition’ option in ANSYS® Meshing.

To adjust ‘Transition’ in ANSYS® Meshing, click on the ‘Mesh’ tab in ANSYS® Meshing as shown by the red arrow above then select a ‘Transition’ option as shown in the red box as Fast or Slow.

Transition value defines the growth rate between adjacent mesh elements in the mesh structure. This option disappears for sheet models. If a model contains sheets and solids at the same time, the ‘Transition’ option appears, but the selected option will not valid for sheets in the assembly.

Fast: The growth of mesh elements will be very fast which means abrupt growths can be observed.

Slow: The growth of adjacent mesh elements much more slowly that you will not observe abrupt growths between adjacent elements.


The general logic of the ‘Transition’ value in ANSYS® Meshing is very basic like that. Select the proper option according to your geometry.

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