E

E (UP19980820 ) E, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P

Defines an element by node connectivity.

PREP7:Elements

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I

J, K, L, M, N, O, P

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Elements >Thru Nodes

EALIVE, ELEM

Reactivates an element (for the birth and death capability).

SOLUTION:BirthAndDeath

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ELEM

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Other >Activate Elem

Main Menu >Solution >Other >Activate Elem

EDBOUND, Option, Lab, Cname, XC, YC, ZC, Cname2, Copt

Defines a boundary plane for sliding or cyclic symmetry.

PREP7:ExplicitDynamics

	-- -- -- DY -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Option

Lab

Cname

XC, YC, ZC

Cname2

COPT

Notes

Defining components for a cyclic symmetry plane



Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Apply >Bndry Plane

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >Bndry Plane

EDBVIS, QVCO, LVCO

Specifies global bulk viscosity coefficients for an explicit dynamics analysis.

SOLUTION:ExplicitDynamics

	-- -- -- DY -- -- -- -- -- -- --
QVCO

LVCO

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Solution >LS-DYNA Controls >Default Ctrls >Bulk Viscosity

EDCDELE, Option, Cont, Targ

Deletes contact surface specifications in an explicit dynamics analysis.

PREP7:ExplicitDynamics

	-- -- -- DY -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Option

Cont

Targ

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >LS-DYNA Options >Contact Optns >Delete Entities

EDCGEN, Option, Cont, Targ, FS, FD, DC, VC, VDC, V1, V2, V3, V4,BTIME,DTIME

Specifies contact parameters for an explicit dynamics analysis.

PREP7:ExplicitDynamics

	-- -- -- DY -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Option

Cont

Targ

FS

FD

DC

VC

VDC

V1, V2, V3, V4

BTIME

DTIME

Default: No contact defined.

V1-V4 Definitions

Notes

c = FD+(FS-FD) e-DCvrel

Flim = VCAcont

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >LS-DYNA Options >Contact Optns >Contact Param

EDCLIST

Lists all contact surface specifications in an explicit dynamics analysis.

PREP7:ExplicitDynamics

	-- -- -- DY -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >LS-DYNA Options >Contact Optns >List Entities

EDCONTACT, SFSI, RWPN, IPCK, SHTK, PENO, STCC, ORIE, CSPC, PENCHK

Specifies contact surface controls for an explicit dynamics analysis.

PREP7:ExplicitDynamics

	-- -- -- DY -- -- -- -- -- -- --
SFSI

RWPN

IPCK

SHTK

PENO

STCC

ORIE

CSPC

PENCHK

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >LS-DYNA Options >Contact Optns >Contact Controls

EDCPU, CPUTIME

Specifies CPU time limit for an explicit dynamics analysis.

SOLUTION:ExplicitDynamics

	-- -- -- DY -- -- -- -- -- -- --
CPUTIME

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Solution >LS-DYNA Controls >Default Ctrls >CPU Controls

EDCRB, Option, NEQN, PARTM, PARTS

Constrains two rigid bodies to act as one in an explicit dynamics analysis.

PREP7:ExplicitDynamics

	-- -- -- DY -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Option

NEQN

PARTM

PARTS

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >LS-DYNA Options >Rigid Body CE

EDCSC, Key

Specifies whether to use subcycling in an explicit dynamics analysis.

SOLUTION:ExplicitDynamics

	-- -- -- DY -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Key

Default: No subcycling.

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Solution >LS-DYNA Controls >Default Ctrls >Subcycling

EDCTS, DTMS,TSSFAC

Specifies mass scaling and scale factor of computed time step for an explicit dynamics analysis.

SOLUTION:ExplicitDynamics

	-- -- -- DY -- -- -- -- -- -- --
DTMS

TSSFAC

Default: No mass scaling; scale factor for computed time step = 0.9.

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Solution >LS-DYNA Controls >Default Ctrls >Mass scaling

EDCURVE, Option, LCID, Par1, Par2

Specifies data curves for an explicit dynamics analysis.

PREP7:ExplicitDynamics

	-- -- -- DY -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Option

LCID

Par1

Par2

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Material Props >Curve ID

Main Menu >Solution >Loading Options >Curve ID

EDDAMP, PART, LCID, VALDMP

Defines mass weighted (Alpha) or stiffness weighted (Beta) damping for an explicit dynamics model.

SOLUTION:ExplicitDynamics

	-- -- -- DY -- -- -- -- -- -- --
PART

LCID

VALDMP

Notes

Global Damping

When the damping coefficient versus time curve (LCID) is specified using the EDCURVE command, VALDMP is ignored by LS-DYNA (although it is written in the LS-DYNA input file Jobname.K). The damping force applied to each node in the model is given by fd = d(t)mv, where d(t) is the damping coefficient as a function of time defined by the EDCURVE command, m is the mass, and v is the velocity.

When the LCID is 0 or blank (default), a constant mass-weighted system damping coefficient can be specified using VALDMP.

Damping defined for a PART

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >LS-DYNA Options >Damping Optns

Main Menu >Solution >LS-DYNA Controls >Damping Optns

EDDRELAX, Option, NRCYCK, DRTOL, DFFCTR, DRTERM, TSSFDR

Activates initialization to a prescribed geometry or dynamic relaxation for the explicit analysis.

SOLUTION:ExplicitDynamics

	-- -- -- DY -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Option

NRCYCK

DRTOL

DFFCTR

DRTERM

TSSFDR

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Solution >LS-DYNA Controls >Default Ctrls >Dynamic Relax

EDELE, IEL1, IEL2, INC

Deletes selected elements from the model.

PREP7:Elements

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IEL1, IEL2, INC

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Delete >Elements

EDENERGY, HGEN, SWEN, SIEN, RLEN

Specifies energy dissipation controls for an explicit dynamics analysis.

SOLUTION:ExplicitDynamics

	-- -- -- DY -- -- -- -- -- -- --
HGEN

SWEN

SIEN

RLEN

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Solution >LS-DYNA Controls >Control Options

EDFPLOT, Key

Allows plotting of explicit dynamics forces and other load symbols.

SOLUTION:ExplicitDynamics

	-- -- -- DY -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Key

Default: Display of load symbols on.

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Show Forces

Main Menu >Solution >Loading Options >Show Forces

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Symbols

/EDGE, WN, KEY, ANGLE

Displays only the "edges" of an object.

GRAPHICS:Style

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WN

KEY

ANGLE

Default: For element plots, display common lines between all adjacent element faces. For contour plots, display only the common lines between non-coplanar faces.

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Style >Edge Options

EDHGLS, HGCO

Specifies the hourglass coefficient for an explicit dynamics analysis.

SOLUTION:ExplicitDynamics

	-- -- -- DY -- -- -- -- -- -- --
HGCO

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Solution >LS-DYNA Controls >Default Ctrls >Hourglass Ctrls

EDHIST, Comp

Specifies time-history output for an explicit dynamics analysis.

SOLUTION:ExplicitDynamics

	-- -- -- DY -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Comp

Default: No time-history output is written.

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Solution >LS-DYNA Controls >File Controls >Time-History

EDHTIME, NSTEP

Specifies the time-history output interval for an explicit dynamics analysis.

SOLUTION:ExplicitDynamics

	-- -- -- DY -- -- -- -- -- -- --
NSTEP

Default: Time-history output is written at 1000 steps over the analysis.

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Solution >LS-DYNA Controls >Control Options

EDINT, SHELLIP, BEAMIP

Specifies number of integration points for explicit shell and beam output.

SOLUTION:ExplicitDynamics

	-- -- -- DY -- -- -- -- -- -- --
SHELLIP

BEAMIP

Default: For SHELL163, output is available for the top, middle and bottom layers. For BEAM161, no stress output is available.

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Solution >LS-DYNA Controls >Control Options

EDIVELO, Cname, VX, VY, VZ, OMEGA, XC, YC, ZC, ANGX, ANGY, ANGZ

Specifies initial velocities for an explicit dynamics analysis.

SOLUTION:ExplicitDynamics

	-- -- -- DY -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Cname

VX

VY

VZ

OMEGA

XC

YC

ZC

ANGX

ANGY

ANGZ

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Node Velocity

Main Menu >Solution >Node Velocity

EDLCS, Option, CID, X1, Y1, Z1, X2, Y2, Z2

Defines a local coordinate system for use in explicit dynamics analysis.

PREP7:ExplicitDynamics

	-- -- -- DY -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Option

CID

X1, Y1, Z1

X2, Y2, Z2

Notes



Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >LS-DYNA Options >Local CS >Create Local CS

Main Menu >Preprocessor >LS-DYNA Options >Local CS >Delete

Main Menu >Preprocessor >LS-DYNA Options >Local CS >List

Main Menu >Solution >LS-DYNA Controls >Local CS >Create Local CS

Main Menu >Solution >LS-DYNA Controls >Local CS >Delete

Main Menu >Solution >LS-DYNA Controls >Local CS >List

EDLDPLOT, Lab, Cname, Par1, Par2,PHASE

Produces a visual presentation for the dynamic load curve.

SOLUTION:ExplicitDynamics

	-- -- -- DY -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Lab

Cname

Par1

Par2

PHASE

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Plot Load Curve

Main Menu >Solution >Loading Options >Plot Load Curve

EDLOAD, Option, Lab, LKEY, Cname, Par1, Par2,PHASE

Specifies loads for an explicit dynamics analysis.

SOLUTION:ExplicitDynamics

	-- -- -- DY -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Option

Lab

LKEY

Cname

Par1

Par2

PHASE

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Specify Loads

Main Menu >Solution >Loading Options >Specify Loads

EDMP, Lab, MAT, VAL1, VAL2, VAL3, VAL4, VAL5, VAL6

Defines material properties for an explicit dynamics analysis.

PREP7:ExplicitDynamics

	-- -- -- DY -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Lab

MAT

VAL1, VAL2, . . . VAL6

VAL1-VAL6 Definitions

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >LS-DYNA Options >Hourglass

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Material Props >Define MAT Model

Main Menu >Solution >LS-DYNA Controls >Hourglass

EDNDTSD, Vect1, Vect2, DATAP, FITPT, Vect3, Vect4, DISP

Allows smoothing of noisy data for explicit dynamics analyses and provides a graphical representation of the data.

PREP7:ExplicitDynamics

	-- -- -- DY -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Vect1

Vect2

DATAP

FITPT

Vect3

Vect4

DISP

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Smooth Data

Main Menu >Solution >Loading Options >Smooth Data

Main Menu >TimeHist Postpro >Smooth Data

EDNROT, Option, CID, Cname, DOF1, DOF2, DOF3, DOF4, DOF5, DOF6

Applies a rotated coordinate nodal constraint in an explicit dynamics analysis.

PREP7:ExplicitDynamics

	-- -- -- DY -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Option

CID

Cname

DOF1, DOF2, DOF3, DOF4, DOF5, DOF6

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Apply >Rotated nodal

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >Rotated nodal

EDOPT, Option, <blank>, Value

Specifies the type of output for an explicit dynamics analysis.

SOLUTION:ExplicitDynamics

	-- -- -- DY -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Option

<blank>

Value

Default: Output is written for the ANSYS postprocessors only.

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Solution >LS-DYNA Controls >File Controls >Output Type

EDOUT, Option

Specifies time-history output (ASCII format) for an explicit dynamics analysis.

SOLUTION:ExplicitDynamics

	-- -- -- DY -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Option

Default: None of the above output is written.

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Solution >LS-DYNA Controls >File Controls >Output Files

EDREAD, NSTART, Label, NUM

Reads explicit dynamics output into variables for time-history postprocessing.

POST26:SetUp

	-- -- -- DY -- -- -- -- -- -- --
NSTART

Label

NUM

Notes

Variable Number

GLSTAT

MATSUM

SPCFORC

RCFORC

SLEOUT

NSTART

Time step

Internal energy

X force

X force

Slave energy

NSTART+1

Kinetic energy

Kinetic energy

Y force

Y force

Master energy

NSTART+2

Internal energy

X-momentum

Z force

Z force

Total slave energy

NSTART+3

Spring and damper energy

Y-momentum

X moment

-

Total master energy

NSTART+4

System damping energy

Z-momentum

Y moment

-

Total energy

NSTART+5

Sliding interface energy

X-rigid-body-velocity

Z moment

-

-

NSTART+6

External work

Y-rigid-body-velocity

-

-

-

NSTART+7

Total energy

Z-rigid-body-velocity

-

-

-

NSTART+8

Total energy/initial energy

Hourglass energy

-

-

-

NSTART+9

Global X velocity

-

-

-

-

NSTART+10

Global Y velocity

-

-

-

-

NSTART+11

Global Z velocity

-

-

-

-

NSTART+12

Hourglass energy

-

-

-

-

Menu Paths

Main Menu >TimeHist Postpro >Read LSDYNA Data >GLSTAT file

Main Menu >TimeHist Postpro >Read LSDYNA Data >MATSUM file

Main Menu >TimeHist Postpro >Read LSDYNA Data >RCFORC file

Main Menu >TimeHist Postpro >Read LSDYNA Data >SLEOUT file

Main Menu >TimeHist Postpro >Read LSDYNA Data >SPCFORC file

EDRST, NSTEP

Specifies the output interval for an explicit dynamics analysis.

SOLUTION:ExplicitDynamics

	-- -- -- DY -- -- -- -- -- -- --
NSTEP

Default: Output will be written to Jobname.RST at 100 steps over the analysis.

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Solution >LS-DYNA Controls >Control Options

EDSHELL, WPAN, SHNU, SHTC, WPBT, SHPL, ITRST

Specifies shell computation controls for an explicit dynamics analysis.

SOLUTION:ExplicitDynamics

	-- -- -- DY -- -- -- -- -- -- --
WPAN

SHNU

SHTC

WPBT

SHPL

ITRST

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Solution >LS-DYNA Controls >Default Ctrls >Shell Elem Ctrls

EDSOLV

Specifies "explicit dynamics solution" as the subsequent status topic.

SOLUTION:ExplicitDynamics

	-- -- -- DY -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >List >Status >LS-DYNA Stats

EDSTART, RESTART, MEMORY, FSIZE, Dumpfile

Specifies status (new or restart) of an explicit dynamics analysis.

SOLUTION:ExplicitDynamics

	-- -- -- DY -- -- -- -- -- -- --
RESTART

MEMORY

FSIZE

Dumpfile

Default: A new analysis is assumed.

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Solution >LS-DYNA Controls >File Controls >Restart Optn

EDWELD, Option, NWELD, N1, N2, SN, SS, EXPN, EXPS

Defines a massless spotweld for use in an explicit dynamics analysis.

PREP7:ExplicitDynamics

	-- -- -- DY -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Option

NWELD

N1, N2

SN

SS

EXPN

EXPS

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >LS-DYNA Options >Spotweld >Create Spotweld

Main Menu >Preprocessor >LS-DYNA Options >Spotweld >Delete

Main Menu >Preprocessor >LS-DYNA Options >Spotweld >List

EDWRITE, Option, Fname, Ext, Dir

Writes explicit dynamics input to an LS-DYNA input file and organizes parts for loading.

SOLUTION:ExplicitDynamics

	-- -- -- DY -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Option

Fname

Ext

Dir

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >LS-DYNA Options >Input File/Parts >File names

Main Menu >Preprocessor >LS-DYNA Options >Input File/Parts >Parts data

Main Menu >Solution >LS-DYNA Controls >File Controls >Input File/Parts >File names

Main Menu >Solution >LS-DYNA Controls >File Controls >Input File/Parts >Parts data

/EFACET, NUM

Specifies the number of facets per element edge for PowerGraphics displays.

POST1:Controls

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NUM

Default: As stated above.

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >Options for Outp

Utility Menu >List >Results >Options

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Style >Size and Shape

EGEN, ITIME, NINC, IEL1, IEL2, IEINC, MINC, TINC, RINC, CINC, SINC

Generates elements from an existing pattern.

PREP7:Elements

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ITIME, NINC

IEL1, IEL2, IEINC

MINC

TINC

RINC

CINC

SINC

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Copy >Auto Numbered

EINTF, TOLER

Defines two-noded elements between coincident nodes.

PREP7:Elements

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TOLER

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Elements >At Coincid Nd

EKILL, ELEM

Deactivates an element (for the birth and death capability).

SOLUTION:BirthAndDeath

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ELEM

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Other >Kill Elements

Main Menu >Solution >Other >Kill Elements

ELEM

Specifies "Elements" as the subsequent status topic.

PREP7:Status

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Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >List >Status >Preprocessor >Elements

ELIST, IEL1, IEL2, INC, NNKEY, RKEY

Lists the elements and their attributes.

PREP7:Elements

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IEL1, IEL2, INC

NNKEY

RKEY

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >List >Elements >Attributes + RealConst

Utility Menu >List >Elements >Attributes Only

Utility Menu >List >Elements >Nodes + Attributes + RealConst

Utility Menu >List >Elements >Nodes + Attributes

Utility Menu >List >Picked Entities >Elements >Attributes + RealConst

Utility Menu >List >Picked Entities >Elements >Attributes Only

Utility Menu >List >Picked Entities >Elements >Nodes + Attr + RealConst

Utility Menu >List >Picked Entities >Elements >Nodes + Attributes

*ELSE

Separates the final if-then-else block.

APDL:ProcessControls

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Notes

Menu Paths

This command cannot be accessed directly in the menu.

*ELSEIF, VAL1, Oper, VAL2

Separates an intermediate if-then-else block.

APDL:ProcessControls

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VAL1

Oper

VAL2

Notes

Menu Paths

This command cannot be accessed directly in the menu.

EMAGERR

Calculates the relative error in an electrostatic or electromagnetic field analysis.

POST1:Magnetics

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Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >Elec&Mag Calc >Error Eval

EMF

Calculates the electromotive force (emf), or voltage drop along a predefined path.

POST1:Magnetics

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Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >Elec&Mag Calc >EMF

EMID, Key, Edges

Adds or removes midside nodes.

PREP7:Elements

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Key

Edges

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Move / Modify >Add Mid Nodes

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Move / Modify >Remove Mid Nd

EMIS, MAT, EVALU

Specifies the emissivity as a material property.

AUX12:RadiationSubstructures

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MAT

EVALU

Default: Emissivity value of 1.0 is associated with all materials.

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Radiation Matrix >Emissivities

EMODIF, IEL, STLOC, I1, I2, I3, I4, I5, I6, I7, I8

Modifies a previously defined element.

PREP7:Elements

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IEL

STLOC

I1, I2, I3, I4, I5, I6, I7, I8

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Move / Modify >Modify Attrib

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Move / Modify >Modify Nodes

EMORE, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X

Adds more nodes to the just-defined element.

PREP7:Elements

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Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X

Notes

Menu Paths

This command cannot be accessed directly in the menu.

EMSYM, NSECT

Specifies circular symmetry for electro-magnetic sources.

PREP7:SpecialPurpose

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NSECT

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Magnetics >Copy Sources

Main Menu >Solution >Magnetics >Copy Sources

EMUNIT, Lab, VALUE

Specifies the system of units for magnetic field problems.

PREP7:Materials

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Lab

VALUE

Default: Rationalized MKS system of units (meters, amperes, henries, webers, etc.). Free-space permeability is set to 4e-7 Henries/meter, free-space permittivity is set to 8.85e-12 Farads/meter.

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Other >Change Mat Props >Electromag Units

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Material Props >Electromag Units

Main Menu >Solution >Other >Change Mat Props >Electromag Units

EN, IEL, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P

Defines an element by its number and node connectivity.

PREP7:Elements

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IEL

I

J, K, L, M, N, O, P

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Elements >Thru Nodes

*END

Closes a macro file.

APDL:MacroFiles

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Notes

Menu Paths

This command cannot be accessed directly in the menu.

*ENDDO

Ends a do-loop and starts the looping action.

APDL:ProcessControls

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Notes

Menu Paths

This command cannot be accessed directly in the menu.

*ENDIF

Ends an if-then-else.

APDL:ProcessControls

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Notes

Menu Paths

This command cannot be accessed directly in the menu.

ENGEN, IINC, ITIME, NINC, IEL1, IEL2, IEINC, MINC, TINC, RINC, CINC, SINC

Generates elements from an existing pattern.

PREP7:Elements

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IINC

ITIME, NINC

IEL1, IEL2, IEINC

MINC

TINC

RINC

CINC

SINC

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Copy >User Numbered

ENORM, ENUM

Reorients shell element normals.

PREP7:Elements

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ENUM

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Move / Modify >Shell Normals

ENSYM, IINC, -, NINC, IEL1, IEL2, IEINC

Generates elements by symmetry reflection.

PREP7:Elements

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IINC

-

NINC

IEL1, IEL2, IEINC

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Move / Modify >Reverse Normals >of Shell Elems

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Reflect >User Numbered

/EOF

Exits the file being read.

SESSION:RunControls

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Notes

Menu Paths

This command cannot be accessed directly in the menu.

EPLOT

Produces an element display.

PREP7:Elements

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Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >Plot >Elements

EQSLV, Lab, TOLER, MULT

Specifies the type of equation solver.

SOLUTION:AnalysisOptions

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Lab

TOLER

MULT

Default: Use the sparse equation solver when SOLCONTROL,ON.
Use the frontal direct equation solver when SOLCONTROL,OFF.

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Analysis Options

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Fast Sol'n Optn

Main Menu >Solution >Analysis Options

Main Menu >Solution >Fast Sol'n Optn

/ERASE

Specifies that the screen is to be erased before each display.

GRAPHICS:SetUp

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Default: Previous /ERASE or /NOERASE setting will be used. Initially defaults to /ERASE setting.

Notes

Menu Paths

This command cannot be accessed directly in the menu.

ERASE

Explicitly erases the current display.

GRAPHICS:SetUp

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Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Erase Options >Erase Screen

EREAD, Fname, Ext, Dir

Reads elements from a file.

PREP7:Elements

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Fname

Ext

Dir

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Elements >Read Elem File

EREFINE, NE1, NE2, NINC, LEVEL, DEPTH, POST, RETAIN

Refines the mesh around specified elements.

PREP7:Meshing

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NE1, NE2, NINC

LEVEL

DEPTH

POST

RETAIN

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Modify Mesh >All

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Modify Mesh >Elements

ERESX, KEY

Specifies extrapolation of integration point results.

SOLUTION:AnalysisOptions

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Key

Default: Extrapolate integration point results to the nodes for all elements except those with active plasticity, creep, or swelling nonlinearities (default).

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Output Ctrls >Integration Pt

Main Menu >Solution >Output Ctrls >Integration Pt

ERNORM, Key

Controls error estimation calculations.

POST1:Controls

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Key

Default: Error estimation calculations are performed by default unless PowerGraphics is enabled [/GRAPHICS,POWER]..

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >Options for Outp

Utility Menu >List >Results >Options

ERRANG, EMIN, EMAX, EINC

Specifies the element range to be read from a file.

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EMIN, EMAX, EINC

Default: Read all elements.

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Elements >Read Elem File

ESEL, Type, Item, Comp, VMIN, VMAX, VINC, KABS

Selects a subset of elements.

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Type

Item

Comp

VMIN

VMAX

VINC

KABS

Default: All elements are selected.

Notes

Valid Item and Component Labels
ESEL
,Type,Item,Comp,VMIN,VMAX,VINC,KABS

Item

Comp

Description

ELEM

Element number.

ADJ

Elements adjacent to element VMIN (VMAX and VINC fields are ignored).
Only elements (of the same dimensionality) adjacent to lateral faces are considered. Progression continues until edge of model or until more than two elements are adjacent at a face.

TYPE

Element type number.

ENAME

Element processor name (or number).

MAT

Material number.

REAL

Real constant number.

ESYS

Element coordinate system number.

LIVE

Active elements [EALIVE]. VMIN and VMAX field are ignored, etc.

LAYER

Layer number (only composite elements with a non-zero thickness for the requested layer number are included). [LAYER]

SEC

Cross section ID number [SECNUM]

PINC

p-elements that are included in convergence checking.

PEXC

p-elements that are excluded from convergence checking.

SFE

PRES

Element pressure.

CONV

Element convection bulk temperature.

HFLUX

Element heat flux.

FSI

Element (acoustic) fluid-structure interaction flag.

IMPD

Element (acoustic) impedance.

SHLD

Surface shielding properties on high-frequency elements.
(Select logic works only on the value of conductivity, not relative permeability.)

MXWF

Element Maxwell force flag.

CHRGS

Electric surface charge density.

INF

Element infinite surface flag.

BFE

TEMP

Element temperature.

FLUE

Element fluence.

HGEN

Element heat generation rate.

JS

Element current density, magnitude only.

MVDI

Element magnetic virtual displacements flag.

CHRGD

Electric charge density

Valid item and component labels for element result values are:

ETAB

Lab

Any user-defined element table label (see ETABLE command).

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >Select >Entities

/ESHAPE, SCALE

Displays elements with shapes determined from the real constants.

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SCALE

Default: Use simple line or area display of these elements.

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Style >Size and Shape

ESIZE, SIZE, NDIV

Specifies the default number of line divisions.

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SIZE

NDIV

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Size Cntrls >Adv Opts

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Size Cntrls >Size

ESLA, Type

Selects those elements associated with the selected areas.

DATABASE:Selecting

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Type

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >Select >Entities

ESLL, Type

Selects those elements associated with the selected lines.

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Type

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >Select >Entities

ESLN, Type, EKEY, Nodes

Selects those elements attached to the selected nodes.

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Type

EKEY

Nodes

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >Select >Entities

ESLV, Type

Selects elements associated with the selected volumes.

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Type

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >Select >Entities

ESOL, NVAR, ELEM, NODE, Item, Comp, Name

Specifies element data to be stored from the results file.

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NVAR

ELEM

NODE

Item

Comp

Name

Notes

General Item and Component Labels
ESOL,NVAR,ELEM,NODE,Item,Comp,Name

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.

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.

CONT

STAT

Contact status. 3-closed and sticking, 2-closed and sliding, 1-open but near contact, 0-open and not near contact.

''

PENE

Contact penetration

''

PRES

Contact pressure

''

SFRIC

Contact friction stress

''

STOT

Contact total stress (pressure plus friction)

''

SLIDE

Contact sliding distance

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 forces or vector sum.

F

X,Y,Z

Component structural force.

M

X,Y,Z

Component structural moment.

HEAT

Heat flow.

FLOW

Fluid flow.

AMPS

Current flow.

FLUX

Magnetic flux.

VF

X,Y,Z

Component fluid force.

CSG

X,Y,Z

Component magnetic current segment.

SENE

"Stiffness" energy.

KENE

Kinetic energy.

JHEAT

Element Joule heat generation (coupled-field calculation).

JS

X,Y,Z,SUM

Source current density (coupled-field calculation) in the global Cartesian coordinate system.

JT

X,Y,Z,SUM

Total current density components and vector sum

MRE

Magnetics Reynolds number

VOLU

Volume of volume element.

BFE

TEMP

Body temperatures (calculated from applied temperatures) as used in solution (area and volume elements only).

Menu Paths

Main Menu >TimeHist Postpro >Define Variables

Main Menu >TimeHist Postpro >Elec&Mag >Circuit >Define Variables

ESORT, Item, Lab, ORDER, KABS, NUMB

Sorts the element table.

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Item

Lab

ORDER

KABS

NUMB

Default: Use ascending element number order.

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >List Results >Sort Elems

ESTIF, KMULT

Specifies the matrix multiplier for deactivated elements.

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KMULT

Default: Use 1.0E-6 as the multiplier.

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Other >StiffnessMult

Main Menu >Solution >Other >StiffnessMult

ESURF, XNODE, Tlab, Shape

Generates elements overlaid on the free faces of existing selected elements.

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XNODE

Tlab

Shape

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Elements >Inf Acoustic

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Elements >Surf Effect >Extra Node

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Elements >Surf Effect >No extra Node

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Elements >Surf to Surf

ESYM, -, NINC, IEL1, IEL2, IEINC

Generates elements from a pattern by a symmetry reflection.

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-

NINC

IEL1, IEL2, IEINC

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Reflect >Auto Numbered

ESYS, KCN

Sets the element coordinate system attribute pointer.

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KCN

Default: Use element coordinate system orientation as defined (either by default or by KEYOPT setting) for the element (default).

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Elements >Elem Attributes

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Define >Default Attribs

ET, ITYPE, Ename, KOP1, KOP2, KOP3, KOP4, KOP5, KOP6, INOPR

Defines a local element type from the element library.

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ITYPE

Ename

KOP1, KOP2, KOP3, KOP4, KOP5, KOP6

INOPR

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Element Type >Add/Edit/Delete

ETABLE, Lab, Item, Comp

Fills a table of element values for further processing.

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Lab

Item

Comp

Notes

General Item and Component Labels
ETABLE
,Lab,Item,Comp

Item

Comp

Description

Valid Item Labels for Degree of Freedom Results

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.

CURR

Current.

EMF

Electromotive force drop.

ENKE

Turbulent kinetic energy.

ENDS

Turbulent energy dissipation.

SP0n

Mass fraction of species n, where n=1 to 6. If a species is given a user-defined name [MSSPEC], use that name instead of SP0n.

Valid Item Labels for FLOTRAN Nodal Results

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.

ECON

Fluid effective conductivity.

YPLU

Y+, a turbulent law of the wall parameter.

TAUW

Shear stress at the wall.

LMDn

Laminar mass diffusion coefficient for species n, where n = 1 to 6.

EMDn

Effective mass diffusion coefficient for species n, where n = 1 to 6.

Valid Item and Component Labels for Element Results

S

X,Y,Z,XY,YZ,XZ

Component stress.

1,2,3

Principal stress.

INT,EQV

Stress intensity or Equivalent stress.

EPTO

X,Y,Z,XY,YZ,XZ

Component total strain (EPEL + EPPL + EPCR).

1,2,3

Principal total strain.

INT,EQV

Total strain intensity or total equivalent strain.

EPEL

X,Y,Z, XY,YZ,XZ

Component elastic strain.

1,2,3

Principal elastic strain.

INT,EQV

Elastic strain intensity or elastic equivalent strain.

EPPL

X,Y,Z,XY,YZ,XZ

Component plastic strain.

1,2,3

Principal plastic strain.

INT,EQV

Plastic strain intensity or plastic equivalent strain.

EPCR

X,Y,Z, XY,YZ,XZ

Component creep strain.

1,2,3

Principal creep strain.

INT,EQV

Creep strain intensity or creep equivalent strain.

EPTH

X,Y,Z, XY,YZ,XZ

Component thermal strain.

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 forces or vector sum.

SERR

Structural error energy.

SDSG

Absolute value of maximum variation of any nodal stress component.

TERR

Thermal error energy.

TDSG

Absolute value of the maximum variation of any nodal thermal gradient component.

F

X,Y,Z

Component structural force. Sum of element nodal values.

M

X,Y,Z

Component structural moment. Sum of element nodal values.

HEAT

Heat flow. Sum of element nodal values.

FLOW

Fluid flow. Sum of element nodal values.

AMPS

Current flow. Sum of element nodal values.

FLUX

Magnetic flux. Sum of element nodal values.

VF

X,Y,Z

Component fluid force.

CSG

X,Y,Z

Component magnetic current segment.

SENE

"Stiffness" energy or thermal heat dissipation (applies to all elements where meaningful). Same as TENE.

AENE

Artificial energy of the element. This includes the sum of hourglass control energy and energy generated by in-plane drilling stiffness from shell elements (applies to all elements where meaningful). The energy is used for comparisons to SENE energy to predict the solution error due to artificial stiffness.

TENE

Thermal heat dissipation or "stiffness" energy (applies to all elements where meaningful). Same as SENE.

KENE

Kinetic energy (applies to all elements where meaningful).

JHEAT

Element Joule heat generation (coupled-field calculation).

JS

X,Y,Z,SUM

Source current density (coupled-field calculation) and vector sum in the global Cartesian coordinate system.

JT

X,Y,Z,SUM

Total current density and vector sum

MRE

Magnetics Reynolds number

VOLU

Element volume. ANSYS uses a unit thickness of one for area elements.

CENT

X,Y,Z

Undeformed X, Y, or Z location (based on shape function) of the element centroid in the active coordinate system.

BFE

TEMP

Body temperatures (calculated from applied temperatures) as used in solution (area and volume elements only).

SMISC

snum

Element summable miscellaneous data value at sequence number snum (shown in the Output Data section of each applicable element description in Chapter 4 of the ANSYS Elements Reference).

NMISC

snum

Element non-summable miscellaneous data value at sequence number snum (shown in the Output Data section of each applicable element description found in Chapter 4 of the ANSYS Elements Reference).

SURF

snum

Element surface data value at sequence number snum (shown in Section 2.2.2.5 of the ANSYS Elements Reference).

CONT 1

STAT

Contact status. 3-closed and sticking, 2-closed and sliding, 1-open but near contact, 0-open and not near contact.

PENE

Contact penetration (zero or negative)

PRES

Contact pressure

SFRIC

Contact friction stress

STOT

Contact total stress (pressure plus friction)

SLIDE

Contact sliding distance

GAP

Contact gap distance

TOPO

Densities used for topological optimization. This applies to the following types of elements: PLANE2, PLANE82, SOLID92, SHELL93, SOLID95.

1 For the CONT items for elements CONTA171 through CONTA174, the reported data is averaged across the element.

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >Element Table >Define Table

Main Menu >General Postproc >Element Table >Erase Table

ETCHG, Cnv

Changes element types to their corresponding types.

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Cnv

Notes

Element Pairs

ETI - Explicit to Implicit

ITE - Implicit to Explicit

TTS - Thermal to Structural

STT - Structural to Thermal

MTT - Magnetic to Thermal

FTS - Fluid to Structural

ETS - Electrical to Structural

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Element Type >Switch Elem Type

ETDELE, ITYP1, ITYP2, INC

Deletes element types.

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ITYP1, ITYP2, INC

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Element Type >Add/Edit/Delete

ETLIST, ITYP1, ITYP2, INC

Lists currently defined element types.

PREP7:ElementType

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ITYP1, ITYP2, INC

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >List >Properties >Element Types

ETYPE

Specifies "Element types" as the subsequent status topic.

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Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >List >Status >Preprocessor >Element Types

EUSORT

Restores original order of the element table.

POST1:ElementTable

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Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >List Results >Unsort Elems

*EVAL, ETYPE, EVPARM, CONST, XMIN, XMAX, XVAL, ECALC

Evaluates hyperelastic constants.

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ETYPE

EVPARM

CONST

XMIN

XMAX

XVAL

ECALC

Notes

Menu Paths

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

EWRITE, Fname, Ext, Dir, KAPPND, Format

Writes elements to a file.

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Fname

Ext

Dir

KAPPND

Format

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Elements >Write Elem File

*EXIT

Exits a do-loop.

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Notes

Menu Paths

This command cannot be accessed directly in the menu.

/EXIT, Slab, Fname, Ext, Dir

Stops the run and returns control to the system.

SESSION:RunControls

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Slab

Fname

Ext

Dir

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >File >Exit

EXP, IR, IA, -, -, Name, -, -, FACTA, FACTB

Forms the exponential of a variable.

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IR

IA

-, -

Name

-, -

FACTA

FACTB

Notes

IR = FACTB*EXP(FACTA x IA)

Menu Paths

Main Menu >TimeHist Postpro >Math Operations >Exponentiate

/EXPAND, Nrepeat, Type, Method, DX, DY, DZ

Allows the creation of a larger graphic display than that which is represented by the actual finite element analysis model.

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Nrepeat

Type

Method

DX, DY, DZ

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Style >Symmetry Expansion > Periodic/Cyclic Symmetry

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Style >Symmetry Expansion > Modal Cyclic Symmetry

EXPAND, Nrepeat, MODAL

Displays the results of a modal cyclic symmetry analysis.

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Nrepeat

MODAL

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >Modal Cyclic Sym

EXPASS, Key

Specifies an expansion pass of an analysis.

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Key

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >ExpansionPass

Main Menu >Solution >ExpansionPass

EXPSOL, LSTEP, SBSTEP, TIMFRQ, Elcalc

Specifies the solution to be expanded for reduced analyses.

SOLUTION:LoadStepOptions

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LSTEP, SBSTEP

TIMFRQ

Elcalc

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >ExpansionPass >By Load Step

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >ExpansionPass >By Time/Freq

Main Menu >Solution >ExpansionPass >By Load Step

Main Menu >Solution >ExpansionPass >By Time/Freq

EXTOPT, Lab, Val1, Val2, Val3

Controls options relating to the generation of volume elements from area elements.

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Lab

Val1, Val2, Val3

Notes

1. EXTOPT controls options relating to the generation of volume elements from pattern area elements using the VEXT, VROTAT, VOFFST, VDRAG, and VSWEEP commands. (When using VSWEEP, the pattern area is referred to as the source area.)

2. Enables carry-over of the attributes of the pattern area elements to the generated volume elements when you are using VEXT, VROTAT, VOFFST, or VDRAG. (When using VSWEEP, since the volume already exists, use the VATT command to assign attributes before sweeping.)

3. When you are using VEXT, VROTAT, VOFFST, or VDRAG, enables clearing of the pattern area mesh when volume generations are done. (When you are using VSWEEP, if selected, the area meshes on the pattern (source), target, and/or side areas clear when volume sweeping is done.)

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Mesh >Sweep Opts

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Operate >Extrude / Sweep >Elem Ext Opts

EXTREM, NVAR1, NVAR2, NINC

Lists the extreme values for variables.

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NVAR1, NVAR2, NINC

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >TimeHist Postpro >List Extremes