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# Tet Mesh quality check parameters.

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## Tet Mesh quality check parameters.

(OP)
Hello All,

May I know the meshing quality parameter values to find zero volume and distorted elements from a tetrahedron mesh.

It would be great help.

Kind regards,
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### RE: Tet Mesh quality check parameters.

Hello!,
With 3-D Solid tetrahedral elements the most important quality checks are jacobian and TET Collapse (also named TET-AR): jacobian never bigger than 0.7, this is my limit, unless 0.6 is the maximum allowable value.
Here you have the Element Quality Check imposed by FEMAP V2020.2 valid for any FEA solver (if you need explanation of the meaning of any item please let me know it):

And here you have the Element Quality checks of the Simcenter Nastran solver from SIEMENS:

Warp = Warping
IAMin = Minimum Internal Angle in degrees
IAMax = Maximum Internal Angle in degrees
AR = Aspect Ratio
EPLR = Edge Point Length Ratio
EPIA = Edge Point Internal Angle in degrees
DetJ = Jacobian

Which element checks are available depend on element topology:

Triangles - Tria Skew, Tria AR, Tria IAMax, Tria EPLR
Tetrahedrals - Tetra AR, Tetra DetJ, Tetra EPLR, Tetra EPIA
Hexahedrals (Bricks) - Hex AR, Hex DetJ, Hex EPLR, Hex EPIA, Hex Warp
Wedges - Penta AR, Penta DetJ, Penta EPLR, Penta EPIA, Penta Warp
Pyramids - Pyr AR, Pyr DetJ, Pyr EPLR, Pyr EPIA, Pyr Warp

Best regards,
Blas.

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Blas Molero Hidalgo
Ingeniero Industrial
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IBERISA
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### RE: Tet Mesh quality check parameters.

It seems that you use Abaqus. In such case check the documentation chapter "Verifying your mesh". It explains all the element quality criteria used during mesh verification (including shape factor and aspect ratio).

### RE: Tet Mesh quality check parameters.

(OP)
Thank You BlasMolero and FEA Way.

Kind regards,

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