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[SCIRUN-USERS] Fwd: Questions about BioMesh3D

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  • From: Elizabeth Jurrus <>
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  • Cc: Nima_Maftoon@MEEI.HARVARD.EDU,
  • Subject: [SCIRUN-USERS] Fwd: Questions about BioMesh3D
  • Date: Tue, 09 Jun 2015 11:26:09 -0600

A few questions for the mailing list...
- liz

-------- Forwarded Message -------- Subject: Questions about BioMesh3D Date: Tue, 9 Jun 2015 15:58:08 +0000 From: Maftoon, Nima <Nima_Maftoon@MEEI.HARVARD.EDU> To: <>
I have few quick questions. I played with the Mickey example and I think I got the ideas to some degree. What I don't understand yet are the followings:

1) Is the final mesh file, the binary .fld file in the "junctions" directory? What kind of format does it have? Which software reads this mesh format? Is it possible to have the mesh in a more general format like .unv, vtk or even stl format to be more accessible? med is a good new format as well (

2) I see that some intermediate node, face, ele and pts files are generated. What are these? If I just need the surface mesh information which files can give me that? A user may prefer to generate my volume elements myself in another meshing software.

3) It is said that 3D tetrahedral elements are generated. Is it also possible to generate 3D shell or plate elements for thin structures like membranes?

4) Is it possible to control the element size in the mesher?

I really appreciate your answers to these questions.

Nima Maftoon, PhD

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Harvard Medical School
243 Charles St
Boston, MA 02114
617 981 2638

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