D

D (UP19980820 ) D, NODE, Lab, VALUE, VALUE2, NEND, NINC, Lab2, Lab3, Lab4, Lab5, Lab6

Defines DOF constraints at nodes.

SOLUTION:FEConstraints

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NODE

Lab

VALUE

VALUE2

NEND, NINC

Lab2, Lab3, Lab4, Lab5, Lab6

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Apply >Boundary >On Nodes

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Apply >Pressure DOF >On Nodes

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Apply >Species >On Nodes

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Apply >Spectrum >On Nodes

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Apply >Turbulence >On Nodes

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Apply >Velocity >On Nodes

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Delete >Spectrum >On Nodes

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >Boundary >On Nodes

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >Pressure DOF >On Nodes

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >Species >On Nodes

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >Spectrum >On Nodes

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >Turbulence >On Nodes

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >Velocity >On Nodes

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >Spectrum >On Nodes

DA, AREA, Lab, Value1, Value2

Defines DOF constraints on areas.

SOLUTION:SolidConstraints

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AREA

Lab

Value1

Value2

Notes

1 For element SOLID117, if Lab = AZ and Value1 = 0, this sets the flux-parallel condition for the edge formulation. (A flux-normal condition is the natural boundary condition.) Do not use the DA command to set the edge-flux DOF, AZ to a non-zero value.

2 If Lab = MAG and Value1 = 0, this sets the flux-normal condition for the magnetic scalar potential formulations (MSP) (A flux-parallel condition is the natural boundary condition for MSP.)

3 If Lab = VOLT and Value1 = 0, the J-normal condition is set (current density (J) flow normal to the area). (A J-parallel condition is the natural boundary condition.)

4 For elements HF119 and HF120, used in high-frequency electromagnetic analysis, the AX DOF is not an x-component of a vector potential, but rather a tangential component of E (the electric field) on the element edges and faces. To specify an Electric Wall condition, set AX to zero. For more information, see Chapter 10 in the ANSYS Electromagnetic Field Analysis Guide.

5 You can transfer constraints from areas to nodes with the DTRAN or SBCTRAN commands. See the DK command for information about generating other constraints on areas for non-FLOTRAN models.

6 Symmetry and antisymmetry constraints are generated as described for the DSYM command.

7 For the velocity DOF (VX,VY,VZ), a zero value will override a non-zero value at the intersection of two areas.

8 You can use the MSSPEC command to change FLOTRAN species labels to user-defined labels. You must define these labels with the MSSPEC command before using them on the DA command.

9 The use of tabular boundary conditions (Value1=%tabname%) is available only for the structural (UX, UY, UZ, ROTX, ROTY, ROTZ) and temperature (TEMP) DOF labels.

10 Constraints specified by the DA command can conflict with other specified constraints. See Section 2.6.5.3 of the ANSYS Basic Analysis Procedures Guide for details.

11 The DA command is also valid in PREP7.

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Apply >On Areas

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Apply >Boundary >On Areas

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Apply >Displacement >On Areas

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Apply >Pressure DOF >On Areas

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Apply >Species >On Areas

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Apply >Turbulence >On Areas

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Apply >Velocity >On Areas

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >On Areas

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >Boundary >On Areas

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >Displacement >On Areas

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >Pressure DOF >On Areas

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >Species >On Areas

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >Turbulence >On Areas

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >Velocity >On Areas

DADELE, AREA, Lab

Deletes DOF constraints on an area.

SOLUTION:SolidConstraints

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AREA

Lab

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Delete >Boundary >On Areas

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Delete >Displacement >On Areas

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Delete >Pressure DOF >On Areas

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Delete >Species >On Areas

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Delete >Temperature >On Areas

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Delete >Turbulence >On Areas

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Delete >Velocity >On Areas

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Delete >All Load Data >On All Areas

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Delete >On Areas

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >Boundary >On Areas

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >Displacement >On Areas

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >Pressure DOF >On Areas

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >Species >On Areas

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >Temperature >On Areas

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >Turbulence >On Areas

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >Velocity >On Areas

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >All Load Data >On All Areas

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >On Areas

DALIST, AREA

Lists the DOF constraints on an area.

SOLUTION:SolidConstraints

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AREA

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >List >Loads >DOF Constraints >On All Areas

Utility Menu >List >Loads >DOF Constraints >On Picked Areas

DATA, IR, LSTRT, LSTOP, LINC, Name, KCPLX

Reads data records from a file into a variable.

POST26:SetUp

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IR

LSTRT

LSTOP

LINC

Name

KCPLX

Notes

Menu Paths

This command cannot be accessed directly in the menu.

DATADEF

Specifies "Directly defined data status" as the subsequent status topic.

POST1:Status

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Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >List >Status >General Postproc >Modify Results

DCGOMG, DCGOX, DCGOY, DCGOZ

Specifies the rotational acceleration of the global origin.

SOLUTION:Inertia

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DCGOX, DCGOY, DCGOZ

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Apply >Other >Coriolis Effects

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Delete >Other >Coriolis Effects

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >Other >Coriolis Effects

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >Other >Coriolis Effects

DCUM, Oper, RFACT, IFACT, TBASE

Specifies that DOF constraint values are to be accumulated.

SOLUTION:FEConstraints

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Oper

RFACT

IFACT

TBASE

Default: Replace previous values.

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Settings >Constraints

Main Menu >Solution >Settings >Constraints

DDELE, NODE, Lab, NEND, NINC

Deletes degree of freedom constraints.

SOLUTION:FEConstraints

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NODE

Lab

NEND, NINC

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Delete >Boundary >On Nodes

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Delete >Displacement >On Nodes

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Delete >Pressure DOF >On Nodes

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Delete >Species >On Nodes

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Delete >Temperature >On Nodes

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Delete >Turbulence >On Nodes

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Delete >Velocity >On Nodes

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Delete >All Load Data >On All Nodes

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Delete >On Nodes

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >Boundary >On Nodes

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >Displacement >On Nodes

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >Pressure DOF >On Nodes

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >Species >On Nodes

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >Temperature >On Nodes

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >Turbulence >On Nodes

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >Velocity >On Nodes

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >All Load Data >On All Nodes

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >On Nodes

DEACT

Specifies "Element birth and death" as the subsequent status topic.

SOLUTION:Status

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Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >List >Status >Solution >Elem Birth/Death

DEFINE

Specifies "Data definition settings" as the subsequent status topic.

POST1:Status POST26:Status

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Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >List >Status >General Postproc >Read Options

Utility Menu >List >Status >TimeHist Postproc >Variables

*DEL, Val1, Val2

Deletes a parameter or parameters (GUI).

APDL:Parameters

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Val1

Val2

Notes

Menu Paths

This command cannot be accessed directly in the menu.

/DELETE, Fname, Ext, Dir

Deletes a file.

SESSION:Files

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Fname

Ext

Dir

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >File >File Operations >Delete

DELTIM, DTIME, DTMIN, DTMAX, Carry

Specifies the time step sizes to be used for this load step.

SOLUTION:LoadStepOptions

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DTIME

DTMIN

DTMAX

Carry

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Time/Frequenc >Time - Time Step

Main Menu >Solution >Time/Frequenc >Time - Time Step

DERIV, IR, IY, IX, -, Name, -, -, FACTA

Differentiates a variable.

POST26:Operations

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IR

IY, IX

-

Name

-, -

FACTA

Notes

IR = FACTA x d(IY)/d(IX)

Menu Paths

Main Menu >TimeHist Postpro >Math Operations >Derivative

DESIZE, MINL, MINH, MXEL, ANGL, ANGH, EDGMN, EDGMX, ADJF, ADJM

Controls default element sizes.

PREP7:Meshing

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MINL

MINH

MXEL

ANGL

ANGH

EDGMN

EDGMX

ADJF

ADJM

Default: Default settings as described for each argument are used.

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Size Cntrls >Other

DESOL, ELEM, NODE, Item, Comp, V1, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6

Defines or modifies solution results at a node of an element.

POST1:SetUp

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ELEM

NODE

Item

Comp

V1

V2, V3, V4, V5, V6

Notes

Item

Comp

Description

S

X,Y,Z,

Component stress.

''

XY,YZ,XZ

EPEL

X,Y,Z,

Component elastic strain.

''

XY,YZ,XZ

EPPL

X,Y,Z,

Component plastic strain.

''

XY,YZ,XZ

EPCR

X,Y,Z,

Component creep strain.

''

XY,YZ,XZ

EPTH

X,Y,Z,

Component thermal strain.

''

XY,YZ,XZ

EPSW

Swelling strain.

NL

SEPL

Equivalent stress (from stress-strain curve).

''

SRAT

Stress state ratio.

''

HPRES

Hydrostatic pressure.

''

EPEQ

Accumulated equivalent plastic strain.

''

PSV

Plastic state variable.

''

PLWK

Plastic work/volume.

TG

X,Y,Z

Component thermal gradient.

TF

X,Y,Z

Component thermal flux.

PG

X,Y,Z

Component pressure gradient.

EF

X,Y,Z

Component electric field.

D

X,Y,Z

Component electric flux density.

H

X,Y,Z

Component magnetic field intensity.

B

X,Y,Z

Component magnetic flux density.

FMAG

X,Y,Z

Component magnetic force.

F

X,Y,Z

X, Y, or Z structural force.

M

X,Y,Z

X, Y, or Z structural moment.

HEAT

Heat flow.

FLOW

Fluid flow.

AMPS

Current flow.

FLUX

Magnetic flux.

VF

X,Y,Z

X, Y, or Z fluid force component.

CSG

X,Y,Z

X, Y, or Z magnetic current segment component.

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >Elem Results

DETAB, ELEM, Lab, V1, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6

Modifies element table results in the database.

POST1:SetUp

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ELEM

Lab

V1

V2, V3, V4, V5, V6

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >ElemTabl Data

/DEVDISP, Label, KEY

Controls graphics device options.

DISPLAY:SetUp

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Label

KEY

Default: Dithering on.

Menu Paths

DISPLAY Program

/DEVICE, Label, KEY

Controls graphics device options.

GRAPHICS:SetUp

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Lab

KEY

Default: Vector mode off (i.e., raster mode); dithering on.

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Device Options

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Redirect Plots >To File

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Window Controls >Entity Font

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Window Controls >Legend Font

DIG, NODE1, NODE2, NINC

Digitizes nodes to a surface.

PREP7:Digitizing

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NODE1, NODE2, NINC

Default: No surface digitizing.

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Nodes >Digitize Nodes >Digitize Nodes

DIGIT

Specifies "Node digitizing" as the subsequent status topic.

PREP7:Status

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Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >List >Status >Preprocessor >Digitize Module

*DIM, Par, Type, IMAX, JMAX, KMAX, Var1, Var2, Var3

Defines an array parameter and its dimensions.

APDL:Parameters

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Par

Type

IMAX

JMAX

KMAX

Var1

Var2

Var3

Notes

Primary Variable

Label for Var1, Var2, Var3

Time

TIME

X-coordinate location

X

Y-coordinate location

Y

Z-coordinate location

Z

Temperature

TEMP

Velocity

VELOCITY

Pressure

PRESSURE

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Time/Frequenc >Time - Time Step

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Time/Frequenc >Time and Substps

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Material Props >Mooney-Rivlin >Calculate Const

Main Menu >Solution >Time/Frequenc >Time - Time Step

Main Menu >Solution >Time/Frequenc >Time and Substps

Utility Menu >Parameters >Array Parameters >Define/Edit

DISPLAY

Specifies "Display settings" as the subsequent status topic.

POST1:Status

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Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >List >Status >General Postproc >Plot Results

/DIST, WN, DVAL, KFACT

Specifies the viewing distance for magnifications and perspective.

GRAPHICS:Views

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WN

DVAL

KFACT

Default: Distance is automatically calculated to produce full window magnification.

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Pan, Zoom, Rotate

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >View Settings >Magnification

DK, KPOI, Lab, VALUE, VALUE2, KEXPND, Lab2, Lab3, Lab4, Lab5, Lab6

Defines DOF constraints at keypoints.

SOLUTION:SolidConstraints

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KPOI

Lab

VALUE

VALUE2

KEXPND

Lab2, Lab3, Lab4, Lab5, Lab6

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Apply >Boundary >On Keypoints

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Apply >Pressure DOF >On Keypoints

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Apply >Spectrum >On Keypoints

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Apply >Velocity >On Keypoints

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Delete >Spectrum >On Keypoints

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >Boundary >On Keypoints

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >Pressure DOF >On Keypoints

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >Spectrum >On Keypoints

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >Velocity >On Keypoints

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >Spectrum >On Keypoints

DKDELE, KPOI, Lab

Deletes DOF constraints at a keypoint.

SOLUTION:SolidConstraints

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KPOI

Lab

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Delete >Boundary >On Keypoints

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Delete >Displacement >On Keypoints

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Delete >Pressure DOF >On Keypoints

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Delete >Temperature >On Keypoints

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Delete >Velocity >On Keypoints

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Delete >All Load Data >On All KPs

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Delete >On Keypoints

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >Boundary >On Keypoints

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >Displacement >On Keypoints

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >Pressure DOF >On Keypoints

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >Temperature >On Keypoints

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >Velocity >On Keypoints

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >All Load Data >On All KPs

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >On Keypoints

DKLIST, KPOI

Lists the DOF constraints at keypoints.

SOLUTION:SolidConstraints

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KPOI

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >List >Loads >DOF Constraints >On All Keypoints

Utility Menu >List >Loads >DOF Constraints >On Picked KPs

DL, LINE, AREA, Lab, Value1, Value2

Defines DOF constraints on lines.

SOLUTION:SolidConstraints

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LINE

AREA

Lab

Value1

Value2

Notes

1 You can transfer constraints from lines to nodes with the DTRAN or SBCTRAN commands. See the DK command for information about generating other constraints at lines.

2 Symmetry and antisymmetry constraints are generated as described on the DSYM command.

3 For the velocity DOF (VX,VY,VZ), a zero value will override a non-zero value at the intersection of two lines.

4 You can use the MSSPEC command to change FLOTRAN species labels to user-defined labels. You must define these labels with the MSSPEC command before using them on the DL command.

5 Setting Lab to VOLT and Value 1 = 0 applies the J-normal boundary condition (current density vector (J) flows normal to the line). No input is required for the J-parallel condition because it is the natural boundary condition.

6 The use of tabular boundary conditions (Value1=%tabname%) is available only for structural (UX, UY, UZ, ROTX, ROTY, ROTZ) and temperature degree of freedom (TEMP) labels.

7 Constraints specified by the DL command can conflict with other specified constraints. See Section 2.6.5.3 of the ANSYS Basic Analysis Procedures Guide for details.

8 This command is also valid in PREP7.

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Apply >...with Area

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Apply >On Lines

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Apply >Boundary >On Lines

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Apply >Displacement >...with Area

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Apply >Displacement >On Lines

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Apply >Pressure DOF >On Lines

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Apply >Species >On Lines

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Apply >Turbulence >On Lines

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Apply >Velocity >On Lines

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >...with Area

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >On Lines

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >Boundary >On Lines

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >Displacement >...with Area

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >Displacement >On Lines

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >Pressure DOF >On Lines

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >Species >On Lines

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >Turbulence >On Lines

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >Velocity >On Lines

DLDELE, LINE, Lab

Deletes DOF constraints on a line.

SOLUTION:SolidConstraints

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LINE

Lab

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Delete >Boundary >On Lines

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Delete >Displacement >On Lines

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Delete >Pressure DOF >On Lines

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Delete >Species >On Lines

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Delete >Temperature >On Lines

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Delete >Turbulence >On Lines

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Delete >Velocity >On Lines

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Delete >All Load Data >On All Lines

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Delete >On Lines

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >Boundary >On Lines

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >Displacement >On Lines

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >Pressure DOF >On Lines

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >Species >On Lines

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >Temperature >On Lines

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >Turbulence >On Lines

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >Velocity >On Lines

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >All Load Data >On All Lines

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >On Lines

DLIST, NODE1, NODE2, NINC

Lists DOF constraints.

SOLUTION:FEConstraints

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NODE1, NODE2, NINC

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >List >Loads >DOF Constraints >On All Nodes

Utility Menu >List >Loads >DOF Constraints >On Picked Nodes

DLLIST, LINE

Lists DOF constraints on a line.

SOLUTION:SolidConstraints

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LINE

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >List >Loads >DOF Constraints >On All Lines

Utility Menu >List >Loads >DOF Constraints >On Picked Lines

DMOVE, NODE1, NODE2, NINC

Digitizes nodes on surfaces and along intersections.

PREP7:Digitizing

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NODE1, NODE2, NINC

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Nodes >Digitize Nodes >2-View Digitize

DMPRAT, RATIO

Sets a constant damping ratio.

SOLUTION:DynamicOptions

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RATIO

Default: Use damping as defined in the ANSYS Structural Analysis Guide.

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Time/Frequenc >Damping

Main Menu >Solution >Time/Frequenc >Damping

DNSOL, NODE, Item, Comp, V1, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6

Defines or modifies solution results at a node.

POST1:SetUp

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NODE

Item

Comp

V1, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6

Notes

Item

Comp

Description

U

X,Y,Z

X, Y, or Z structural displacement.

ROT

X,Y,Z

X, Y, or Z structural rotation.

TEMP

Temperature.

PRES

Pressure.

VOLT

Electric potential.

MAG

Magnetic scalar potential.

V

X,Y,Z

X, Y, or Z fluid velocity.

A

X,Y,Z

X, Y, or Z magnetic vector potential.

ENKE

Turbulent kinetic energy.

ENDS

Turbulent energy dissipation.

Item

Comp

Description

S

X,Y,Z,

Component stress.

''

XY,YZ,XZ

''

1,2,3

Principal stress.

''

INT,EQV

Stress intensity or Equivalent stress.

EPEL

X,Y,Z,

Component elastic strain.

''

XY,YZ,XZ

''

1,2,3

Principal elastic strain.

''

INT,EQV

Elastic strain intensity or elastic equivalent strain.

EPPL

X,Y,Z,

Component plastic strain.

''

XY,YZ,XZ

''

1,2,3

Principal plastic strain.

''

INT,EQV

Plastic strain intensity or plastic equivalent strain.

EPCR

X,Y,Z,

Component creep strain.

''

XY,YZ,XZ

''

1,2,3

Principal creep strain.

''

INT,EQV

Creep strain intensity or creep equivalent strain.

EPTH

X,Y,Z,

Component thermal strain.

''

XY,YZ,XZ

''

1,2,3

Principal thermal strain.

''

INT,EQV

Thermal strain intensity or thermal equivalent strain.

EPSW

Swelling strain.

NL

SEPL

Equivalent stress (from stress-strain curve).

''

SRAT

Stress state ratio.

''

HPRES

Hydrostatic pressure.

''

EPEQ

Accumulated equivalent plastic strain.

''

PSV

Plastic state variable.

''

PLWK

Plastic work/volume.

TG

X,Y,Z,SUM

Component thermal gradient or vector sum.

TF

X,Y,Z,SUM

Component thermal flux or vector sum.

PG

X,Y,Z,SUM

Component pressure gradient or vector sum.

EF

X,Y,Z,SUM

Component electric field or vector sum.

D

X,Y,Z,SUM

Component electric flux density or vector sum.

H

X,Y,Z,SUM

Component magnetic field intensity or vector sum.

B

X,Y,Z,SUM

Component magnetic flux density or vector sum.

FMAG

X,Y,Z,SUM

Component magnetic force or vector sum.

Item

Description

TTOT

Total temperature.

HFLU

Heat flux.

HFLM

Heat transfer (film) coefficient.

COND

Fluid laminar conductivity.

PCOE

Pressure coefficient.

PTOT

Total (stagnation) pressure.

MACH

Mach number.

STRM

Stream function. (2-D applications only.)

DENS

Fluid density.

VISC

Fluid laminar viscosity.

EVIS

Fluid effective viscosity.

CMUV

Turbulent viscosity coefficient.

ECON

Fluid effective conductivity.

YPLU

Y+, a turbulent law of the wall parameter.

TAUW

Shear stress at the wall.

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >Nodal Results

*DO, Par, IVAL, FVAL, INC

Defines the beginning of a do-loop.

APDL:ProcessControls

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Par

IVAL, FVAL, INC

Notes

Menu Paths

This command cannot be accessed directly in the menu.

DOF, Lab1, Lab2, Lab3, Lab4, Lab5, Lab6, Lab7, Lab8, Lab9, Lab10

Adds degrees of freedom to the current DOF set.

PREP7:ElementType

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Lab1, Lab2, Lab3, Lab4, Lab5, Lab6, Lab7, Lab8, Lab9, Lab10

Default: Use degree of freedom set determined from element types.

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Element Type >Add DOF

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Element Type >Remove DOFs

DOFSEL, Type, Dof1, Dof2, Dof3, Dof4, Dof5, Dof6

Selects a DOF label set for reference by other commands.

DATABASE:Selecting

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Type

Dof1, Dof2, Dof3, Dof4, Dof5, Dof6

Default: Degree of freedom (and the corresponding force) labels are determined from the model.

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Operate >Constraints

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Operate >Forces

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Settings >Constraints

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Settings >Forces

Main Menu >Solution >Operate >Constraints

Main Menu >Solution >Operate >Forces

Main Menu >Solution >Settings >Constraints

Main Menu >Solution >Settings >Forces

DOMEGA, DOMGX, DOMGY, DOMGZ

Specifies the rotational acceleration of the structure.

SOLUTION:Inertia

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DOMGX, DOMGY, DOMGZ

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Apply >Other >Angular Accel

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Delete >Other >Angular Accel

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >Other >Angular Accel

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >Other >Angular Accel

/DSCALE, WN, DMULT

Sets the displacement multiplier for displacement displays.

GRAPHICS:Scaling

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WN

DMULT

Default: The default value is 1.0 when NLGEOM is ON, and AUTO when NLGEOM is OFF.

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Style >Displacement Scaling

DSCALE, RFACT, IFACT, TBASE

Scales DOF constraint values.

SOLUTION:FEConstraints

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RFACT

IFACT

TBASE

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Operate >Constraints

Main Menu >Solution >Operate >Constraints

DSET, NODE1, NODE2, NODE3, DDEV

Sets the scale and drawing plane orientation for a digitizing tablet.

PREP7:Digitizing

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NODE1, NODE2, NODE3

DDEV

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Nodes >Digitize Nodes >Set Plane/Device

DSUM, SIGNIF, Label, TD

Specifies the double sum mode combination method.

SOLUTION:SpectrumOptions

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SIGNIF

Label

TD

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Spectrum >Mode Combine

Main Menu >Solution >Spectrum >Mode Combine

DSURF, KCN, XSURF, YSURF, ZSURF

Defines the surface upon which digitized nodes lie.

PREP7:Digitizing

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KCN

XSURF, YSURF, ZSURF

Default: Surface associated with DIG command is the global Cartesian X-Y plane with Z=0.

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Nodes >Digitize Nodes >Define Surface

DSYM, Lab, Normal, KCN

Specifies symmetry or antisymmetry DOF constraints on nodes.

SOLUTION:FEConstraints

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Lab

Normal

KCN

Notes

Symmetry and Antisymmetry Constraints:

SYMM

ASYM

Normal

2-D

3-D

2-D

3-D

X

UX, ROTZ

UX, ROTZ, ROTY

UY

UY, UZ, ROTX

Y

UY, ROTZ

UY, ROTZ, ROTX

UX

UX, UZ, ROTY

Z

-

UZ, ROTX, ROTY

-

UX, UY, ROTZ

SYMM

ASYM

Normal

2-D

3-D

2-D

3-D

X

VX

VX

VY

VY, VZ

Y

VY

VY

VX

VX, VZ

Z

-

VZ

-

VX, VY

SYMM

ASYM

Normal

2-D

3-D

2-D

3-D

X

-

AX

AZ

AY, AZ

Y

-

AY

AZ

AX, AZ

Z

-

AZ

-

AX, AY

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Apply >On Nodes

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Apply >Boundary >On Nodes

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Apply >Displacement >On Nodes

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >On Nodes

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >Boundary >On Nodes

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >Displacement >On Nodes

DSYS, KCN

Activates a display coordinate system for geometry listings and plots.

GRAPHICS:SetUp

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KCN

Default: Global Cartesian (KCN=0) display coordinate system.

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >WorkPlane >Change Display CS to >Global Cartesian

Utility Menu >WorkPlane >Change Display CS to >Global Cylindrical

Utility Menu >WorkPlane >Change Display CS to >Global Spherical

Utility Menu >WorkPlane >Change Display CS to >Specified Coord Sys

DTRAN

Transfers solid model DOF constraints to the finite element model.

SOLUTION:SolidConstraints

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Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Operate >Constraints

Main Menu >Solution >Operate >Constraints

DUMP, NSTRT, NSTOP

Dumps the contents of a binary file.

AUX2:BinaryFiles

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NSTRT, NSTOP

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >File >List >Binary Files

Utility Menu >List >Files >Binary Files

/DV3D, Lab, Key

Sets 3-D device option modes.

GRAPHICS:SetUp

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Lab

Key

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Device Options

DYNOPT

Specifies "Dynamic analysis options" as the subsequent status topic.

SOLUTION:Status

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Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >List >Status >Solution >Dynamics Options