M

M (UP19980820 ) M, NODE, Lab1, NEND, NINC, Lab2, Lab3, Lab4, Lab5, Lab6

Defines master degrees of freedom for reduced analyses.

SOLUTION:MasterDOF

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NODE

Lab1

NEND, NINC

Lab2, Lab3, Lab4, Lab5, Lab6

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Master DOFs >Define

Main Menu >Solution >Master DOFs >Define

MAGOPT, VALUE

Specifies options for a 3-D magnetostatic field analysis.

SOLUTION:LoadStepOptions

	Mp Me St -- -- -- E3 E2 -- PP ED
VALUE

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Magnetics >DSP Method

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Magnetics >GSP Method

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Magnetics >RSP Method

Main Menu >Solution >Magnetics >DSP Method

Main Menu >Solution >Magnetics >GSP Method

Main Menu >Solution >Magnetics >RSP Method

MAGSOLV, OPT, NRAMP, CNVCSG, CNVFLUX, NEQIT, BIOT

Specifies magnetic solution options and initiates the solution.

SOLUTION:LoadStepOptions

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OPT

NRAMP

CNVCSG

CNVFLUX

NEQIT

BIOT

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Solution >Electromagnet >Opt&Solv

MASTER

Specifies "Master DOF" as the subsequent status topic.

SOLUTION:Status

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Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >List >Status >Solution >Master DOF

MAT, MAT

Sets the element material attribute pointer.

PREP7:Meshing PREP7:Elements

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MAT

Default: MAT = 1.

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Elements >Elem Attributes

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Define >Default Attribs

MATER

Specifies "Material properties" as the subsequent status topic.

PREP7:Status

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Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >List >Status >Preprocessor >Materials

MDAMP, STLOC, V1, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6

Defines the damping ratios as a function of mode.

SOLUTION:DynamicOptions

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STLOC

V1, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6

Notes

Menu Paths

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

Main Menu >Solution >Time/Frequenc >Damping

MDELE, NODE, Lab1, NEND, NINC, Lab2, Lab3,Lab4,Lab5, Lab6

Deletes master degrees of freedom.

SOLUTION:MasterDOF

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NODE, Lab1, NEND, NINC

Lab2, Lab3, Lab4, Lab5, Lab6

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Master DOFs >Delete

Main Menu >Solution >Master DOFs >Delete

/MENU, Key

Activates the Graphical User Interface (GUI).

SESSION:RunControls

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Key

Default: GUI is on if entering the ANSYS program through the launcher. GUI is off if entering using the ANSYS execution command.

Notes

Menu Paths

This command cannot be accessed directly in the menu.

MESHING

Specifies "Meshing" as the subsequent status topic.

PREP7:Status

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Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >List >Status >Preprocessor >Meshing

*MFOURI, Oper, COEFF, MODE, ISYM, THETA, CURVE

Calculates the coefficients for, or evaluates, a Fourier series.

APDL:ArrayParameters

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Oper

COEFF

MODE

ISYM

THETA, CURVE

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >Parameters >Array Operations >Matrix Fourier

*MFUN, ParR, Func, Par1

Copies or transposes an array parameter matrix.

APDL:ArrayParameters

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ParR

Func

Par1

Notes

ParR = f(Par1)

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >Parameters >Array Operations >Matrix Functions

MGEN, ITIME, INC, NODE1, NODE2, NINC

Generates additional MDOF from a previously defined set.

SOLUTION:MasterDOF

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ITIME, INC

NODE1, NODE2, NINC

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Master DOFs >Copy

Main Menu >Solution >Master DOFs >Copy

MITER, NEL1, NEL2, RAD, NDIV, ESTRT, EINC

Defines a mitered bend in a piping run.

PREP7:Piping

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NEL1, NEL2

RAD

NDIV

ESTRT

EINC

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Piping Models >Miter

MLIST, NODE1, NODE2, NINC

Lists the MDOF of freedom.

SOLUTION:MasterDOF

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NODE1, NODE2, NINC

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Master DOFs >List All

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Master DOFs >List Picked

Main Menu >Solution >Master DOFs >List All

Main Menu >Solution >Master DOFs >List Picked

Utility Menu >List >Other >Master DOF >At All Nodes

Utility Menu >List >Other >Master DOF >At Picked Nodes

MMF

Calculates the magnetomotive force along a path.

POST1:Magnetics

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Notes

Menu Paths

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

MODE, MODE, ISYM

Specifies the harmonic loading term for this load step.

SOLUTION:LoadStepOptions

	Mp Me St -- -- -- -- -- -- PP ED
MODE

ISYM

Default: MODE=0, ISYM=1.

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Other >For Harmonic Ele

Main Menu >Solution >Other >For Harmonic Ele

MODMSH, Lab

Controls the relationship of the solid model and the FE model.

PREP7:Meshing

	Mp Me St DY LP Th E3 E2 FL PP ED
Lab

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Checking Ctrls >Model Checking

MODOPT, Method, NMODE, FREQB, FREQE, PRMODE, Nrmkey, , Cekey

Specifies modal analysis options.

SOLUTION:DynamicOptions

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Method

NMODE

FREQB

FREQE

PRMODE

Nrmkey

Cekey

Notes

Product Restrictions:

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Analysis Options

Main Menu >Solution >Analysis Options

MONITOR, VAR, Node, Lab

Controls contents of three variable fields in non-linear solution monitor file.

SOLUTION:AnalysisOptions

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VAR

Node

Lab

Notes

 SOLUTION HISTORY INFORMATION FOR JOB: file.mntr                                          
                                                      
 ANSYS RELEASE  5.5                     10:12:43    05/15/1998

 LOAD SUB-  NO.   NO.  TOTL   INCREMENT    TOTAL       VARIAB 1    VARIAB 2    VARIAB 3
 STEP STEP  ATTMP ITER ITER   TIME/LFACT   TIME/LFACT  MONITOR     MONITOR     MONITOR
                                                       UZ          MZ          MxPl

   1     1    1     3     3   0.25000     0.25000      1.4145     0.19076E-06 0.78886E-30
   1     2    1     2     5   0.25000     0.50000      2.8283     0.92989E-06 0.78886E-30
   1     3    1     2     7   0.37500     0.87500      4.9467     0.33342E-05 0.78886E-30
   1     4    1     2     9   0.12500      1.0000      5.6519     0.16826E-05 0.78886E-30
   2     1    1     6    15   0.20000E-03  1.0002      4.2198      515.23     0.78886E-30
   2     2    2     6    26   0.10000E-03  1.0003      4.4849      593.03     0.78886E-30
   2     3    1     3    29   0.10000E-03  1.0004      4.7531      611.45     0.78886E-30
   2     4    1     3    32   0.15000E-03  1.0006      5.0696      621.83     0.78886E-30
   2     5    1     4    36   0.22500E-03  1.0008      5.4428      628.42     0.78886E-30
   2     6    1     4    40   0.33750E-03  1.0011      5.8928      632.78     0.78886E-30
   2     7    1     5    45   0.50625E-03  1.0016      6.4454      635.62     0.78886E-30
   2     8    1     7    52   0.75938E-03  1.0024      7.1375      637.22     0.78886E-30
   2     9    1     5    57   0.75938E-03  1.0031      7.7422      637.66     0.78886E-30
   2    10    1     6    63   0.11391E-02  1.0043      8.5588      637.42     0.78886E-30
   2    11    2     3    72   0.76887E-03  1.0050      9.0721      636.96     0.78886E-30
   2    12    1     3    75   0.76887E-03  1.0058      9.5648      636.35     0.78886E-30
   2    13    1     3    78   0.11533E-02  1.0070      10.277      635.25     0.78886E-30
   2    14    1     4    82   0.17300E-02  1.0087      11.306      633.37     0.78886E-30
   2    15    1     6    88   0.25949E-02  1.0113      12.802      630.21     0.78886E-30
   2    16    1     5    93   0.25949E-02  1.0139      14.273      626.81     0.78886E-30
   2    17    1     7   100   0.38924E-02  1.0178      16.477      621.42     0.78886E-30
   2    18    1     6   106   0.38924E-02  1.0217      18.704      615.77     0.78886E-30
   2    19    2     4   116   0.26274E-02  1.0243      20.229      611.83     0.78886E-30
   2    20    1     4   120   0.26274E-02  1.0269      21.777      607.80     0.78886E-30

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Nonlinear >Monitor

Main Menu >Solution >Nonlinear >Monitor

*MOONEY, STRAIN, STRESS,- , CONST, CALC, SORTSN, SORTSS, Fname, Ext

Calculates Mooney-Rivlin hyperelastic constants from test data.

PREP7:Materials

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STRAIN

STRESS

-

CONST

CALC

SORTSN

SORTSS

Fname

Ext

Notes

Uniaxial (tension or compression)

Equibiaxial (tension or compression)

Shear (Planar Tension or Planar Compression)

Menu Paths

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

*MOPER, ParR, Par1, Oper, Par2

Performs matrix operations on array parameter matrices.

APDL:ArrayParameters

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ParR

Par1

Oper

Par2

Notes

ParR = Par1 o Par2

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >Parameters >Array Operations >Matrix Operations

MOPT, Lab, Value

Specifies meshing options.

PREP7:Meshing

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Lab

Value

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Mesher Opts

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Size Cntrls >Area Cntrls

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Size Cntrls >Volu Cntrls

Utility Menu >List >Status >Preprocessor >Solid Model

MOVE, NODE, KC1, X1, Y1, Z1, KC2, X2, Y2, Z2

Calculates and moves a node to an intersection.

PREP7:Nodes

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NODE

KC1

X1, Y1, Z1

KC2

X2, Y2, Z2

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Move / Modify >To Intersect

MP, Lab, MAT, C0, C1, C2, C3, C4

Defines a linear material property as a constant or a function of temperature.

PREP7:Materials

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Lab

MAT

C0

C1,C2,C3,C4

Notes

Property = C0 + C1(T) + C2(T)2 + C3(T)3 + C4(T)4

Product Restrictions:

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Other >Change Mat Props >Polynomial

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Material Props >Polynomial

Main Menu >Solution >Other >Change Mat Props >Polynomial

MPAMOD, MAT, DEFTEMP

Modifies temperature-dependent coefficients of thermal expansion.

PREP7:Materials

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MAT

DEFTEMP

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Other >Change Mat Props >Convert ALPx

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Material Props >Convert ALPx

Main Menu >Solution >Other >Change Mat Props >Convert ALPx

MPCHG, MAT, ELEM

Changes the material number attribute of an element.

PREP7:Materials SOLUTION:MiscLoads

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MAT

ELEM

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Other >Change Mat Props >Change Mat Num

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Material Props >Change Mat Num

Main Menu >Solution >Other >Change Mat Props >Change Mat Num

MPDATA, Lab, MAT, STLOC, C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6

Defines property data to be associated with the temperature table.

PREP7:Materials

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Lab

MAT

STLOC

C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6

DENS

C

KXXX

VISC

Notes

Product Restrictions:

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Other >Change Mat Props >Prop Table

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Material Props >Prop Table

Main Menu >Solution >Other >Change Mat Props >Prop Table

MPDELE, Lab, MAT1, MAT2, INC

Deletes linear material properties.

PREP7:Materials

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Lab

MAT1, MAT2, INC

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Other >Change Mat Props >Delete Mat Props

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Material Props >Define MAT Model

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Material Props >Delete Mat Props

Main Menu >Solution >Other >Change Mat Props >Delete Mat Props

MPDRES, LabF, MATF, LabT, MATT

Reassembles existing material data with the temperature table.

PREP7:Materials

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LabF

MATF

LabT

MATT

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Other >Change Mat Props >Modify Temps

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Material Props >Modify Temps

Main Menu >Solution >Other >Change Mat Props >Modify Temps

/MPLIB, R-W_opt, PATH

Sets the default material library read and write paths.

PREP7:Materials

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R-W opt

PATH

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Other >Change Mat Props >Material Library >Lib Path Status

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Other >Change Mat Props >Material Library >Library Path

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Material Props >Material Library >Lib Path Status

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Material Props >Material Library >Library Path

Main Menu >Solution >Other >Change Mat Props >Material Library >Lib Path Status

Main Menu >Solution >Other >Change Mat Props >Material Library >Library Path

MPLIST, MAT1, MAT2, INC, Lab, TEVL

Lists linear material properties.

PREP7:Materials

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MAT1, MAT2, INC

Lab

TEVL

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Other >Change Mat Props >List

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Material Props >List

Main Menu >Solution >Other >Change Mat Props >List

Utility Menu >List >Properties >All Materials

Utility Menu >List >Properties >All Matls, All Temps

Utility Menu >List >Properties >All Matls, Specified Temp

Utility Menu >List >Properties >Specified Matl, All Temps

MPMOD, MATNUM, MODTYPE

Associates the material properties to an explicit dynamics material model.

PREP7:Materials

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MATNUM

MODTYPE

Notes

Model Category

Model Type

MODTYPE

Linear Elastic

Elastic

1

Orthotropic

2

Anisotropic

3

Nonlinear Elastic

Blatz-Ko Rubber

5

Mooney-Rivlin Rubber

8

Viscoelastic

18

Plasticity

Bilinear Isotropic

6

Transverse Anisotropic

10

Rate Sensitive Powerlaw Plasticity

17

Plastic Kinematic (rate dependent)

19

Bilinear Kinematic

33

Powerlaw Plasticity

21

3-Parameter Barlat

22

Barlat Anisotropic

23

Rate Dependent

24

Piecewise Linear

28

Foam

Closed Cell

12

Viscous

13

Low Density

15

Crushable

16

Honeycomb

25

Composite

Damage

26

Equation of State

Johnson-Cook Linear Polynomial

30

Johnson-Cook Gruneisen

31

Null Linear Polynomial

32

Null Gruneisen

29

Other

Rigid

7

Cable

27

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Material Props >Define MAT Model

MPUNDO, MATNUM

Removes an incorrectly-specified material model association.

PREP7:Materials

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MATNUM

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Material Props >Define MAT Model

MPPLOT, Lab, MAT, TMIN, TMAX, PMIN, PMAX

Plots linear material properties as a function of temperature.

PREP7:Materials

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Lab

MAT

TMIN

TMAX

PMIN

PMAX

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Other >Change Mat Props >Graph

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Material Props >Graph

Main Menu >Solution >Other >Change Mat Props >Graph

Utility Menu >Plot >Materials

MPREAD, Fname, Ext, Dir, LIB

Reads a file containing material properties.

PREP7:Materials

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Fname

Ext

Dir

LIB

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Other >Change Mat Props >Material Library >Export Library

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Other >Change Mat Props >Material Library >Import Library

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Other >Change Mat Props >Material Library >Select Units

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Other >Change Mat Props >Read from File

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Material Props >Material Library >Export Library

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Material Props >Material Library >Import Library

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Material Props >Material Library >Select Units

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Material Props >Read from File

Main Menu >Solution >Other >Change Mat Props >Material Library >Export Library

Main Menu >Solution >Other >Change Mat Props >Material Library >Import Library

Main Menu >Solution >Other >Change Mat Props >Material Library >Select Units

Main Menu >Solution >Other >Change Mat Props >Read from File

MPRINT, KEY

Specifies that radiation matrices are to be printed.

AUX12:RadiationSubstructures

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KEY

Default: Matrices are not printed.

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Radiation Matrix >Write Matrix

MPTEMP, STLOC, T1, T2, T3, T4, T5, T6

Defines a temperature table for material properties.

PREP7:Materials

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STLOC

T1, T2, T3, T4, T5, T6

Default: No temperature table defined (i.e., properties must be defined as a constant or linear function of temperature with the MP command).

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Other >Change Mat Props >Temp Table

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Material Props >Temp Table

Main Menu >Solution >Other >Change Mat Props >Temp Table

MPTGEN, STLOC, NUM, TSTRT, TINC

Adds temperatures to the temperature table by generation.

PREP7:Materials

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STLOC

NUM

TSTRT

TINC

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Other >Change Mat Props >Generate Temp

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Material Props >Generate Temp

Main Menu >Solution >Other >Change Mat Props >Generate Temp

MPTRES, Lab, MAT

Restores a temperature table previously defined.

PREP7:Materials

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Lab

MAT

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Other >Change Mat Props >Restore Temps

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Material Props >Restore Temps

Main Menu >Solution >Other >Change Mat Props >Restore Temps

MPWRITE, Fname, Ext, Dir, LIB, MAT

Writes linear material properties in the database to a file (if the Lib option is not specified) or writes both linear and nonlinear material properties (if Lib is specified) from the database to a file.

PREP7:Materials

	Mp Me St DY LP Th E3 E2 FL PP ED
Fname

Ext

Dir

LIB

MAT

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Other >Change Mat Props >Material Library >Export Library

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Other >Change Mat Props >Material Library >Import Library

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Other >Change Mat Props >Material Library >Select Units

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Other >Change Mat Props >Write to File

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Material Props >Material Library >Export Library

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Material Props >Material Library >Import Library

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Material Props >Material Library >Select Units

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Material Props >Write to File

Main Menu >Solution >Other >Change Mat Props >Material Library >Export Library

Main Menu >Solution >Other >Change Mat Props >Material Library >Import Library

Main Menu >Solution >Other >Change Mat Props >Material Library >Select Units

Main Menu >Solution >Other >Change Mat Props >Write to File

/MREP, NAME, ARG1, ARG2,...ARG18

Enables you to reissue the graphics command macro "name" during a replot or zoom operation.

GRAPHICS:SetUp

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NAME

ARG1,...ARG18

Notes

Menu Paths

This command cannot be accessed directly in the menu.

MSADV, SPNUM, MTHA

Specifies the approach to discretize the advection term in a species transport equation.

PREP7:FLOTRANMultipleSpecies

	Mp -- -- -- -- -- -- -- FL PP ED
SPNUM

MTHA

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >FLOTRAN Set Up >Multiple Species

Main Menu >Solution >FLOTRAN Set Up >Multiple Species

MSCAP, SPNUM, Capkey, UPPER, LOWER

Activates and controls mass fraction capping for a species.

PREP7:FLOTRANMultipleSpecies

	Mp -- -- -- -- -- -- -- FL PP ED
SPNUM

Capkey

UPPER, LOWER

Default: No mass fraction capping.

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >FLOTRAN Set Up >Multiple Species

MSDATA, ALGEB, UGAS

Defines multiple species data applicable to all species.

PREP7:FLOTRANMultipleSpecies

	Mp -- -- -- -- -- -- -- FL PP ED
ALGEB

UGAS

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >FLOTRAN Set Up >Multiple Species

*MSG, Lab, VAL1, VAL2, VAL3, VAL4, VLA5, VAL6, VAL7, VAL8

Writes an output message via the ANSYS message subroutine.

APDL:MacroFiles

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Lab

VAL1, VAL2, VAL3, VAL4, VAL5, VAL6, VAL7, VAL8

Notes

Menu Paths

This command cannot be accessed directly in the menu.

MSHAPE, KEY, Dimension

For elements that support multiple shapes, specifies the element shape to be used for meshing.

PREP7:Meshing

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KEY

Dimension

Default: Since specification of element shape [MSHAPE] and meshing type [MSHKEY] are so closely related, the element shape that ANSYS meshes with depends on the combination of the values that are set for the two commands. The table below explains what happens when you fail to specify values for these settings.

Your action...

How it affects the mesh...

You issue the MSHAPE command with no arguments.

ANSYS uses quadrilateral-shaped or hexahedral-shaped elements to mesh the model, depending on whether you are meshing an area or a volume.

You do not specify an element shape, but you do specify the type of meshing to be used [MSHKEY].

ANSYS uses the default shape of the element to mesh the model. It uses the type of meshing that you specified.

You specify neither an element shape nor the type of meshing to be used.

ANSYS uses the default shape of the element to mesh the model. It uses whichever type of meshing is the default for that shape.

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Mesher Opts

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Mesh >Mapped >4 to 6 sided

MSHKEY, KEY

Specifies whether free meshing or mapped meshing should be used to mesh a model.

PREP7:Meshing

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KEY

Default: As stated above, free meshing is the default. However, since the MSHKEY and MSHAPE settings are closely related, you should refer to the table in the MSHAPE command description for more information about defaults.

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Mesh >Mapped >3 or 4 sided

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Mesh >Mapped >4 to 6 sided

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Mesh >Target Surf

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Mesher Opts

MSHMID, KEY

Specifies placement of midside nodes.

PREP7:Meshing

	Mp Me St DY LP Th E3 E2 FL PP ED
KEY

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Mesher Opts

MSHPATTERN, KEY

Specifies pattern to be used for mapped triangle meshing.

PREP7:Meshing

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KEY



Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Mesher Opts

MSMETH, SPNUM, KEY

Specifies the method of solution of the species transport equations.

PREP7:FLOTRANMultipleSpecies

	Mp -- -- -- -- -- -- -- FL PP ED
SPNUM

KEY

Default: The TDMA method is used for all species.

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >FLOTRAN Set Up >Multiple Species

MSNOMF, SPNUM, FRACTION

Specifies the initial value of nominal mass fraction for a species.

PREP7:FLOTRANMultipleSpecies

	Mp -- -- -- -- -- -- -- FL PP ED
SPNUM

FRACTION

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >FLOTRAN Set Up >Multiple Species

MSPROP, SPNUM, Label, Type, NOMINAL, COF1, COF2, COF3

Defines the fluid properties of a species.

PREP7:FLOTRANMultipleSpecies

	Mp -- -- -- -- -- -- -- FL PP ED
SPNUM

Label

Type

NOMINAL

COF1

COF2, COF3

Notes

Lab = NOMINAL

DENS = NOMINAL + COF2*(T-COF1) + COF3*(T-COF1)2

Property
= NOMINAL * EXP[COF2*(1/T-1/COF1) + COF3*(1/T-1/COF1)2]

DENS = NOMINAL * (P/COF2) / (T/COF1)

Property = NOMINAL * (T/COF1)1.5 * (COF1+COF2)/(T+COF2)

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >FLOTRAN Set Up >Multiple Species

MSQUAD, QDIF, QSRC

Specifies the quadrature order for multiple species elements.

PREP7:FLOTRANMultipleSpecies

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QDIF

QSRC

Default: As described above.

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >FLOTRAN Set Up >Multiple Species

MSRELAX, SPNUM, CONC, MDIF, EMDI, STAB

Specifies relaxation factors for a multiple species transport analysis.

PREP7:FLOTRANMultipleSpecies

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SPNUM

CONC

MDIF

EMDI

STAB

Default: As described above for each relaxation factor.

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >FLOTRAN Set Up >Multiple Species

MSSOLU, SPNUM, NSWEEP, MAXI, NSRCH, CONV, DELMAX

Specifies solution options for multiple species transport.

PREP7:FLOTRANMultipleSpecies

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SPNUM

NSWEEP

MAXI

NSRCH

CONV

DELMAX

Default: As described above.

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >FLOTRAN Set Up >Multiple Species

MSSPEC, SPNUM, Name, MOLWT, SCHMIDT

Specifies the name, molecular weight, and Schmidt number of a species.

PREP7:FLOTRANMultipleSpecies

	Mp -- -- -- -- -- -- -- FL PP ED
SPNUM

Name

MOLWT

SCHMIDT

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >FLOTRAN Set Up >Multiple Species

/MSTART, Label, KEY

Controls the initial GUI components.

SESSION:RunControls

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Label

KEY

Default: Same as Label defaults.

Notes

Menu Paths

This command cannot be accessed directly in the menu.

MSTERM, SPNUM, STER, TTER

Sets the convergence monitors for species.

PREP7:FLOTRANMultipleSpecies

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SPNUM

STER

TTER

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >FLOTRAN Set Up >Multiple Species

Main Menu >Solution >FLOTRAN Set Up >Multiple Species

MSVARY, SPNUM, Lab, Key

Allows species properties to vary between global iterations.

PREP7:FLOTRANMultipleSpecies

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SPNUM

Lab

Key

Default: No property is allowed to vary between global iterations within a load step.

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >FLOTRAN Set Up >Multiple Species

MXPAND, NMODE, FREQB, FREQE, Elcalc, SIGNIF

Specifies the number of modes to expand and write for a modal or buckling analysis.

SOLUTION:DynamicOptions SOLUTION:NonlinearOptions

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NMODE

FREQB

FREQE

Elcalc

SIGNIF

Default: Do not expand any modes.

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >ExpansionPass >Expand Modes

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Analysis Options

Main Menu >Solution >ExpansionPass >Expand Modes

Main Menu >Solution >Analysis Options