P

P (UP19980820 ) PADELE, DELOPT

Deletes a defined path.

POST1:Paths

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DELOPT

Default: Deletes the currently active path.

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >Elec&Mag Calc >Archive Path >Path from array

Main Menu >General Postproc >Elec&Mag Calc >Delete Path >All Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >Elec&Mag Calc >Delete Path >By Name

Main Menu >General Postproc >Path Operations >Archive Path >Path from array

Main Menu >General Postproc >Path Operations >Delete Path >All Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >Path Operations >Delete Path >By Name

/PAGE, ILINE, ICHAR, BLINE, BCHAR

Defines the printout and screen page size.

POST1:Listing

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ILINE

ICHAR

BLINE

BCHAR

Default: As defined by the items above.

Notes

Menu Paths

This command cannot be accessed directly in the menu.

PAGET, PARRAY, POPT

Writes current path information into an array variable.

POST1:Paths

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PARRAY

POPT

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >Elec&Mag Calc >Archive Path >Path in array

Main Menu >General Postproc >Path Operations >Archive Path >Path in array

PAPUT, PARRAY, POPT

Retrieves path information from an array variable.

POST1:Paths

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PARRAY

POPT

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >Elec&Mag Calc >Archive Path >Path from array

Main Menu >General Postproc >Path Operations >Archive Path >Path from array

PARESU, Lab, Fname, Ext, Dir

Restores previously saved paths from a file.

POST1:Paths

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Lab

Fname

Ext

Dir

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >Elec&Mag Calc >Archive Path >Paths from file

Main Menu >General Postproc >Path Operations >Archive Path >Paths from file

PARRES, Lab, Fname, Ext, Dir

Reads parameters from a file.

APDL:Parameters

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Lab

Fname

Ext

Dir

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >Parameters >Restore Parameters

PARSAV, Lab, Fname, Ext, Dir

Writes parameters to a file.

APDL:Parameters

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Lab

Fname

Ext

Dir

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >Parameters >Save Parameters

PASAVE, Lab, Fname, Ext, Dir

Saves selected paths to an external file.

POST1:Paths

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Lab

Fname

Ext

Dir

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >Elec&Mag Calc >Archive Path >Paths in file

Main Menu >General Postproc >Path Operations >Archive Path >Paths in file

PATH, NAME, Npts, nSets, nDiv

Defines a path name and establishes parameters for the path.

POST1:Paths

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NAME

nPts

nSets

nDiv

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >Elec&Mag Calc >Archive Path >Path from array

Main Menu >General Postproc >Elec&Mag Calc >Archive Path >Paths from file

Main Menu >General Postproc >Elec&Mag Calc >Define Path >Defined Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >Elec&Mag Calc >Define Path >By Location

Main Menu >General Postproc >Elec&Mag Calc >Define Path >By Nodes

Main Menu >General Postproc >Elec&Mag Calc >Define Path >On Working Plane

Main Menu >General Postproc >Elec&Mag Calc >Delete Path >All Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >Elec&Mag Calc >Delete Path >By Name

Main Menu >General Postproc >Elec&Mag Calc >Recall Path

Main Menu >General Postproc >List Results >Path Items

Main Menu >General Postproc >Path Operations >Archive Path >Path from array

Main Menu >General Postproc >Path Operations >Archive Path >Paths from file

Main Menu >General Postproc >Path Operations >Define Path >Defined Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >Path Operations >Define Path >By Location

Main Menu >General Postproc >Path Operations >Define Path >By Nodes

Main Menu >General Postproc >Path Operations >Define Path >On Working Plane

Main Menu >General Postproc >Path Operations >Delete Path >All Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >Path Operations >Delete Path >By Name

Main Menu >General Postproc >Path Operations >Recall Path

Utility Menu >List >Status >General Postproc >Path Operations

/PBC, Item, -, KEY, MIN, MAX, ABS

Shows boundary condition symbols and values on displays.

GRAPHICS:Labeling

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Item

-

KEY

MIN

MAX

ABS

Default: No symbols displayed.

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Symbols

/PBF, Item, -, KEY

Shows body force loads as contours on displays.

GRAPHICS:Labeling

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Item

-

KEY

Default: No body force load contours displayed.

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Symbols

PCALC, Oper, LabR, Lab1, Lab2, FACT1, FACT2, CONST

Forms additional labeled path items by operating on existing path items.

POST1:Paths

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Oper

LabR

Lab1

Lab2

FACT1

FACT2

CONST

Notes

PCALC,ADD,LabR,Lab1,Lab2,FACT1,FACT2,CONST

LabR = (FACT1 x Lab1) + (FACT2 x Lab2) + CONST

PCALC,MULT,LabR,Lab1,Lab2,FACT1

LabR = Lab1 x Lab2 x FACT1

PCALC,DIV,LabR,Lab1,Lab2,FACT1

LabR = (Lab1/Lab2) x FACT1

PCALC,EXP,LabR,Lab1,Lab2,FACT1,FACT2

LabR = (|Lab1|FACT1) + (|Lab2|FACT2)

PCALC,DERI,LabR,Lab1,Lab2,FACT1

LabR = FACT1 x d(Lab1)/d(Lab2)

PCALC,INTG,LabR,Lab1,Lab2,FACT1

LabR = FACT1 x

Lab1 d(Lab2)

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >Path Operations >Add

Main Menu >General Postproc >Path Operations >ArcCosine

Main Menu >General Postproc >Path Operations >ArcSine

Main Menu >General Postproc >Path Operations >Cosine

Main Menu >General Postproc >Path Operations >Differentiate

Main Menu >General Postproc >Path Operations >Divide

Main Menu >General Postproc >Path Operations >Exponentiate

Main Menu >General Postproc >Path Operations >Integrate

Main Menu >General Postproc >Path Operations >Multiply

Main Menu >General Postproc >Path Operations >Natural Log

Main Menu >General Postproc >Path Operations >Sine

PCIRC, RAD1, RAD2, THETA1, THETA2

Creates a circular area centered about the working plane origin.

PREP7:Primitives

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RAD1, RAD2

THETA1, THETA2

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Circle >By Dimensions

/PCIRCLE, XCENTR, YCENTR, XLRAD

Creates an annotation circle (GUI).

GRAPHICS:Annotation

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XCENTR

YCENTR

XLRAD

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Annotation >Create Annotation

PCONV, TOLER, Item, Comp, NODE, Surf

Sets convergence values for p-method solutions.

SOLUTION:p-MethodOptions

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TOLER

Item

Comp

NODE

Surf

Default: Convergence is checked between successive p-loops by comparing the change in strain energy (SE) to Toler.

Notes

Item

Comp

Description

SE

Strain energy

S

X,Y,Z,
XY,YZ,XZ

Component stress

"

1,2,3

Principal stress

"

INT

Stress intensity

"

EQV

Equivalent stress

EPEL

X,Y,Z,
XY,YZ,XZ

Component elastic strain

"

1,2,3

Principal elastic strain

"

INT

Elastic strain intensity

"

EQV

Elastic equivalent strain

U

X,Y,Z,SUM

X, Y, or Z structural displacement or vector sum

ROT

X,Y,Z,SUM

X, Y, or Z structural rotation or vector sum (valid only for SHELL150)

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >p-Method >Convergence Crit

Main Menu >Solution >p-Method >Convergence Crit

/PCOPY, KEY

Automatically generates hard copies for HP Unix work stations.

GRAPHICS:SetUp

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KEY

Default: No automatic hard copy of display.

Notes

Menu Paths

This command cannot be accessed directly in the menu.

PCORRO, CTK

Specifies the allowable exterior corrosion thickness for a piping run.

PREP7:Piping

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CTK

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Piping Models >Specifications

PCROSS, LabXR, LabYR, LabZR, LabX1, LabY1, LabZ1, LabX2, LabY2, LabZ2

Calculates the cross product of two path vectors along the current path.

POST1:Paths

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LabXR

LabYR

LabZR

LabX1

LabY1

LabZ1

LabX2

LabY2

LabZ2

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >Path Operations >Cross Product

PDEF, Lab, Item, Comp, Avglab

Interpolates an item onto a path.

POST1:Paths

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Lab

Item

Comp

Avglab

Notes

Valid item and component labels for nodal degree of freedom results are:

Item

Comp

Description

U

X,Y,Z,SUM

X, Y, or Z structural displacement or vector sum.

ROT

X,Y,Z,SUM

X, Y, or Z structural rotation or vector sum.

TEMP

Temperature.

PRES

Pressure.

VOLT

Electric potential.

MAG

Magnetic scalar potential.

V

X,Y,Z,SUM

X, Y, or Z fluid velocity or vector sum.

A

X,Y,Z,SUM

X, Y, or Z magnetic vector potential or vector sum.

CURR

Current.

EMF

Electromotive force drop.

ENKE

Turbulent kinetic energy (FLOTRAN).

ENDS

Turbulent energy dissipation (FLOTRAN).

Valid item and component labels for element results are:

Item

Comp

Description

S

X,Y,Z,

Component stress.

''

XY,YZ,XZ

''

1,2,3

Principal stress.

''

INT,EQV

Stress intensity or Equivalent stress.

EPTO

X,Y,Z,

Component total strain (EPEL + EPPL + EPCR).

''

XY,YZ,XZ

''

1,2,3

Principal total strain.

''

INT,EQV

Total strain intensity or total equivalent strain.

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.

ETAB

Lab

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

BFE

TEMP

Applied and calculated temperatures along a defined path.

Valid item labels for FLOTRAN nodal results are:

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.

SPHT

Specific heat.

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >Elec&Mag Calc >Define Path >Current Path

Main Menu >General Postproc >Elec&Mag Calc >Define Path >By Nodes

Main Menu >General Postproc >Elec&Mag Calc >Define Path >On Working Plane

Main Menu >General Postproc >Elec&Mag Calc >Recall Path

Main Menu >General Postproc >Path Operations >Clear Path Items

Main Menu >General Postproc >Path Operations >Define Path >Current Path

Main Menu >General Postproc >Path Operations >Define Path >By Nodes

Main Menu >General Postproc >Path Operations >Define Path >On Working Plane

Main Menu >General Postproc >Path Operations >Map onto Path

Main Menu >General Postproc >Path Operations >Recall Path

PDOT, LabR, LabX1, LabY1, LabZ1, LabX2, LabY2, LabZ2

Calculates the dot product of two path vectors along the current path.

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LabR

LabX1

LabY1

LabZ1

LabX2

LabY2

LabZ2

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >Path Operations >Dot Product

PDRAG, PX1, PY1, PZ1, H1, PX2, PY2, PZ2, H2, Kcord

Defines the external fluid drag loading for a piping run.

PREP7:Piping

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PX1, PY1, PZ1

H1

PX2, PY2, PZ2

H2

Kcord

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Piping Models >Loads

PERBC2D, LOC1, LOC2, LOCTOL, R1, R2, TOLR, OPT,
PLNOPT

Generates periodic constraints for 2-D planar magnetic field analyses.

PREP7:SpecialPurpose

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LOC1

LOC2

LOCTOL

R1

R2

TOLR

OPT

PLNOPT

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Apply >Boundary >Periodic BCs

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >Boundary >Periodic BCs

PEXCLUDE, ELEM

Specifies elements to be excluded from p-level escalations.

SOLUTION:p-MethodOptions

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ELEM

Default: No elements are excluded.

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >p-Method >Exclude Elems

Main Menu >Solution >p-Method >Exclude Elems

PFACT, TBLNO, Excit, Parcor

Calculates participation factors for the PSD or multi-point response spectrum table.

SOLUTION:SpectrumOptions

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TBLNO

Excit

Parcor

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Spectrum >Calculate PF

Main Menu >Solution >Spectrum >Calculate PF

PFLUID, DENS

Defines the contained fluid density for a piping run.

PREP7:Piping

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DENS

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Piping Models >Specifications

PGAP, NLOC, K, DX, DY, DZ, GAP, ELEM

Defines a spring-gap constraint in a piping run.

PREP7:Piping

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NLOC

K

DX, DY, DZ

GAP

ELEM

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Piping Models >Spring-Gap Supp

PHYSICS, Option, Title, Fname, Ext, Dir

Writes, reads, or lists all element information

PREP7:SpecialPurpose

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Option

Title

Fname

Ext

Dir

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Physics Environ >Clear

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Physics Environ >Delete

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Physics Environ >List

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Physics Environ >Read

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Physics Environ >Status

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Physics Environ >Write

Main Menu >Solution >Physics Environ >Clear

Main Menu >Solution >Physics Environ >Delete

Main Menu >Solution >Physics Environ >List

Main Menu >Solution >Physics Environ >Read

Main Menu >Solution >Physics Environ >Status

Main Menu >Solution >Physics Environ >Write

PINCLUDE, ELEM

Specifies elements to be included in p-level escalations.

SOLUTION:p-MethodOptions

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ELEM

Default: All elements are included.

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >p-Method >Include Elems

Main Menu >Solution >p-Method >Include Elems

PINSUL, DENS, ITK

Defines the external insulation constants in a piping run.

PREP7:Piping

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DENS

ITK

Default: No insulation.

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Piping Models >Specifications

PIPE

Specifies "Pipe modeling" as the subsequent status topic.

PREP7:Status

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Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >List >Status >Preprocessor >Piping Module

PIVCHECK, KEY

Prevents a batch mode, linear static analysis from stopping when a negative or zero equation solver pivot value is encountered.

SOLUTION:AnalysisOptions

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KEY

Default: ON, stop the analysis and report an error status to the user.

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Analysis Options

Main Menu >Solution >Analysis Options

PLANEWAVE, EFAMP, EFANG, POLARX, POLARY, POLARZ, PROPX, PROPY, PROPZ

Specifies a free-space time-harmonic electromagnetic wave.

SOLUTION:MiscLoads

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EFAMP

EFANG

POLARX, POLARY, POLARZ

PROPX, PROPY, PROPZ

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Apply >Excitation >Wave Status

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >Excitation >Wave Status

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Apply >Excitation >Define wave

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >Excitation >Define wave

PLCONV, Item, Comp, NODE, Surf

Plots the convergence curve for specified items from a p-method solution.

POST1:Results

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Item

Comp

NODE

Surf

Default: Display all specified criteria simultaneously.

Notes

Item

Comp

Description

ALL

ALL

All convergence criteria (default)

SE

Strain energy

S

X,Y,Z
XY,YZ,XZ

Component stress

"

1,2,3

Principal stress

"

INT

Stress intensity

"

EQV

Equivalent stress

EPEL

X,Y,Z
XY,YZ,XZ

Component elastic strain

"

1,2,3

Principal elastic strain

"

INT

Elastic strain intensity

"

EQV

Elastic equivalent strain

U

X,Y,Z,SUM

X, Y, or Z structural displacement or vector sum

ALL

All applicable displacement items

ROT

X,Y,Z,SUM

X, Y, or Z structural rotation or vector sum (valid only for SHELL150)

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >Plot Results >p-Convergence

PLCPLX, KEY

Specifies the part of a complex variable to display.

POST26:Display

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KEY

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >TimeHist Postpro >Settings >Graph

PLCRACK, LOC, NUM

Displays cracking and crushing locations in SOLID65 elements.

POST1:SpecialPurpose

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LOC

NUM

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >Plot Results >Crack/Crush

PLDISP, KUND

Displays the displaced structure.

POST1:Results

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KUND

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >Plot Results >Deformed Shape

Utility Menu >Plot >Results >Deformed Shape

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Animate >Deformed Shape

PLESOL, Item, Comp, KUND, Fact

Displays the solution results as discontinuous element contours.

POST1:Results

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Item

Comp

KUND

Fact

Notes

Valid item and component labels for element results are:

Item

Comp

Description

S

X,Y,Z,

Component stress.*

''

XY,YZ,XZ

''

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,

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.

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

''

GAP

Contact gap 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 force or vector sum.

SERR

Structural error energy.

SDSG

Absolute value of the 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

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.

SENE

"Stiffness" energy or thermal heat dissipation. Same as TENE.

TENE

Thermal heat dissipation or "stiffness" energy. Same as SENE.

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

Magnetic Reynolds number

VOLU

Volume of volume element.

CENT

X,Y,Z

Centroid X, Y, or Z location (based on shape function) 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 element description found 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 element description found in Chapter 4 of the ANSYS Elements Reference).

TOPO

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

*Supported by PowerGraphics

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >Plot Results >Element Solu

Utility Menu >Plot >Results >Contour Plot >Elem Solution

PLETAB, Itlab, Avglab

Displays element table items.

POST1:ElementTable

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Itlab

Avglab

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >Element Table >Plot Elem Table

Main Menu >General Postproc >Plot Results >Elem Table

Utility Menu >Plot >Results >Contour Plot >Elem Table Data

PLF2D, NCONT, OLAY, ANUM, WIN

Generates a contour line plot of equipotentials.

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NCONT

OLAY

ANUM

WIN

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >Plot Results >2D Flux Lines

Utility Menu >Plot >Results >Flux Lines

PLLS, LabI, LabJ, Fact, KUND

Displays element table items as contoured areas along elements.

POST1:ElementTable

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LabI

LabJ

Fact

KUND

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >Plot Results >Line Elem Res

PLNSOL, Item, Comp, KUND, Fact

Displays results as continuous contours.

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Item

Comp

KUND

Fact

Notes

Valid item and component labels for nodal degree of freedom results are:

Item

Comp

Description

U

X,Y,Z,SUM

X, Y, or Z structural displacement or vector sum.*

ROT

X,Y,Z,SUM

X, Y, or Z structural rotation or vector sum.*

TEMP

Temperature.*

PRES

Pressure.*

VOLT

Electric potential.*

MAG

Magnetic scalar potential.*

V

X,Y,Z,SUM

X, Y, or Z fluid velocity or vector sum.*+

A

X,Y,Z,SUM

X, Y, or Z magnetic vector potential or vector sum.*+

ENKE

Turbulent kinetic energy (FLOTRAN).*

ENDS

Turbulent energy dissipation (FLOTRAN).*

SP0n

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

+ For explicit dynamics analyses, V (X, Y, Z) refers to nodal velocity, and A (X, Y, Z) refers to nodal acceleration.

Valid item and component labels for element results are:

Item

Comp

Description

S

X,Y,Z,

Component stress.*

''

XY,YZ,XZ

''

1,2,3

Principal stress.*

''

INT,EQV

Stress intensity or Equivalent stress.*

EPTO
''

X,Y,Z,
XY,YZ,XZ

Component total mechanical strain (EPEL + EPPL + EPCR).*

''

1,2,3

Principal total strain.*

''

INT,EQV

Total strain intensity or total equivalent strain.*

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.

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.

''

GAP

Contact gap 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 force or vector sum.

BFE

TEMP

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

TOPO

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

Valid item labels for FLOTRAN nodal results are:

Item

Comp

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.*

SPHT

Specific heat.

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.*

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.*

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Animate >Animate Over Time

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Animate >Dynamic Results

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Animate >Mode Shape

Main Menu >General Postproc >Plot Results >Nodal Solu

Utility Menu >Plot >Results >Contour Plot >Nodal Solution

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Animate >Deformed Results

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Animate >Isosurfaces

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Animate >Q-Slice Contours

/PLOPTS, Label, KEY

Controls graphics options on subsequent displays.

GRAPHICS:Labeling

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Label

KEY

Default: Same as label defaults.

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Window Controls >Reset Window Options

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Window Controls >Window Options

PLOT, NSTRT, NEND, NINC

Forms a display.

DISPLAY:Action

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NSTRT, NEND, NINC

Notes

Menu Paths

DISPLAY Program

PLOTTING

Specifies "Plotting settings" as the subsequent status topic.

POST26:Status

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Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >List >Status >TimeHist Postproc >Plot

PLPAGM, Item, Gscale, Nopt

Displays path items along the path geometry.

POST1:Paths

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Item

Gscale

Nopt

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >Path Operations >On Geometry

Main Menu >General Postproc >Plot Results >On Geometry

PLPATH, Lab1, Lab2, Lab3, Lab4, Lab5, Lab6

Displays path items on a graph.

POST1:Paths

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Lab1, Lab2, Lab3, Lab4, Lab5, Lab6

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >Path Operations >On Graph

Main Menu >General Postproc >Plot Results >On Graph

Utility Menu >Plot >Results >Path Plot

PLSECT, Item, Comp, RHO, KBR

Displays membrane and membrane-plus-bending linearized stresses.

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Item

Comp

RHO

KBR

Notes

Valid item and component labels for element results are:

Item

Comp

Description

S

X,Y,Z,

Component stress.

''

XY,YZ,XZ

''

1,2,3

Principal stress.

''

INT,EQV

Stress intensity or equivalent stress.

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >Path Operations >Linearized Strs

Main Menu >General Postproc >Plot Results >Lineariz Strs

PLTIME, TMIN, TMAX

Defines the timerange for which data are to be displayed.

POST26:Display

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TMIN

TMAX

Default: Use the previously defined range [TIMERANGE].

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >TimeHist Postpro >Settings >Graph

PLTRAC, Opt, Item, Comp, TRPNum, Name, MXLOOP, TOLER

Displays a particle flow or charged particle trace on an element display.

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Opt

Item

Comp

TRPNum

Name

MXLOOP

TOLER

Notes

Valid item and component labels for nodal degree of freedom results are:

Item

Comp

Description

TEMP

Temperature.

PRES

Pressure.

V

X,Y,Z,SUM

X, Y, or Z fluid velocity or vector sum.

ENKE

Turbulent kinetic energy.

ENDS

Turbulent energy dissipation.

Valid item labels for FLOTRAN nodal results are:

Item

Comp

Description

TTOT

Total temperature.

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.

SPHT

Specific heat.

EVIS

Fluid effective viscosity.

CMUV

Turbulent viscosity coefficient.

ECON

Fluid effective conductivity.

Valid item labels for Opt = ELEC nodal results are:

Item

Comp

Description

VOLT

Electric potential

Valid item labels for Opt = MAGN nodal results are:

Item

Comp

Description

None

Color contour displayed

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Animate >Particle Flow

Main Menu >General Postproc >Plot Results >Particle Trace

Main Menu >General Postproc >Plot Results >Plot Flow Tra

Utility Menu >Plot >Results >Flow Trace

PLVAR, NVAR1, NVAR2, NVAR3, NVAR4, NVAR5, NVAR6, NVAR7, NVAR8, NVAR9, NVAR10

Displays up to ten variables in the form of a graph.

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NVAR1, NVAR2, NVAR3, NVAR4, NVAR5, NVAR6, NVAR7, NVAR8, NVAR9, NVAR10

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >TimeHist Postpro >Graph Variables

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

Displays up to ten parameters in the form of a graph.

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

Default: No display.

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Design Opt >Graphs/Tables

PLVECT, Item, Lab2, Lab3, LabP, Mode, Loc, Edge

Displays results as vectors.

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Item

Lab2

Lab3

LabP

Mode

Loc

Edge

Notes

Valid item labels for nodal degree of freedom vector results are:

Item

Description

U

Structural displacement vector.

ROT

Structural rotation vector.

V

Velocity vector.

A

Magnetic vector potential vector.

Valid item labels for structural element results are:

Item

Description

S

Principal stresses.

EPTO

Principal total strain (EPEL + EPPL + EPCR).

EPEL

Principal elastic strains.

EPPL

Principal plastic strains.

EPCR

Principal creep strains.

EPTH

Principal thermal strains.

Valid item labels for field element results are:

Item

Description

TG

Thermal gradient vector.

TF

Thermal flux vector.

PG

Pressure gradient vector.

EF

Electric field vector.

D

Electric flux density vector.

H

Magnetic field intensity vector.

B

Magnetic flux density vector.

FMAG

Magnetic force vector.

JS

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

JT

Total current density.

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >Plot Results >Predefined

Main Menu >General Postproc >Plot Results >User-defined

Utility Menu >Plot >Results >Vector Plot

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Animate >Q-Slice Vectors

/PMACRO

Specifies that macro contents be written to the session log file.

APDL:MacroFiles

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Notes

Menu Paths

This command cannot be accessed directly in the menu.

PMAP, FORM, DISCON

Creates mapping of the path geometry by defining path interpolation division points.

POST1:Paths

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FORM

DISCON

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >Elec&Mag Calc >Define Path >Path Options

Main Menu >General Postproc >Path Operations >Define Path >Path Options

/PMETH, Key

Activates the p-method solution options in the Graphical User Interface (GUI).

SOLUTION:p-MethodOptions

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Key

Default: The p-method solution options are hidden (not shown) in the GUI.

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preferences

PMETH

Specifies "p-Method" as the subsequent status topic.

PREP7:Status

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Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >List >Status >p-Method

PMGTRAN, Fname, FREQ, Fcnam1, Fcnam2, Pcnam1, Pcnam2, Ecnam1, Ccnam1, Icnam1

Summarizes electromagnetic results from a transient analysis.

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Fname

FREQ

Fcnam1, Fcnam2

Pcnam1, Pcnam2

Ecnam1, Ccnam1, Icnam1

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >TimeHist Postpro >Elec&Mag >Magnetics

PMOPTS, TOLER

Defines percentage tolerance for a p-Method solution.

SOLUTION:p-MethodOptions

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TOLER

Default: Tolerance of 5% will be used.

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >p-Method >Solution Options

Main Menu >Solution >p-Method >Solution Options

/PMORE, -, X5, Y5, X6, Y6, X7, X7, X8, Y8

Creates an annotation polygon (GUI).

GRAPHICS:Annotation

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-

X5

Y5

X6

Y6

X7

Y7

X8

Y8

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Annotation >Create Annotation

/PNUM, Label, KEY

Controls entity numbering/coloring on plots.

GRAPHICS:Labeling

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Label

KEY

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Numbering

POINT

Specifies "Point flow tracing settings" as the subsequent status topic.

POST1:Status

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Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >List >Status >General Postproc >Trace Points

POLY

Creates a polygonal area based on working plane coordinate pairs.

PREP7:Primitives

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Notes

Menu Paths

This command cannot be accessed directly in the menu.

/POLYGON, NVERT, X1, Y1, X2, Y2, X3, Y3, X4, Y4

Creates annotation polygons (GUI).

GRAPHICS:Annotation

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NVERT

X1

Y1

X2

Y2

X3

Y3

X4

Y4

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Annotation >Create Annotation

POPT, Lop1

Selects the piping analysis standard for a piping run.

PREP7:Piping

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Lop1

Default: ANSI B31.1.

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Piping Models >Specifications

PORTOPT, Portnum, Porttype, Local, VALUE1, VALUE2, VALUE3, VALUE4, VALUE5

Specifies a time-harmonic guided wave excitation for a waveguide port.

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Portnum

Porttype

Local

VALUE1, VALUE2, VALUE3, VALUE4, VALUE5





Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Apply >Excitation >Port Status

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >Excitation >Port Status

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

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

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Apply >Excitation >Modify Port

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >Excitation >On Areas

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >Excitation >On Nodes

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >Excitation >Modify Port

/POST1

Enters the database results postprocessor.

SESSION:ProcessorEntry POST1:SetUp

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Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc

/POST26

Enters the time-history results postprocessor.

SESSION:ProcessorEntry POST26:SetUp

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Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >TimeHist Postpro

POWERH

Calculates the rms power loss in a conductor or lossy dielectric.

POST1:Magnetics

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Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >Elec&Mag Calc >Power Loss

PPATH, POINT, NODE, X, Y, Z, CS

Defines a path by picking or defining nodes, or locations on the currently active working plane, or by entering specific coordinate locations.

POST1:Paths

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POINT

NODE

X, Y, Z

CS

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >Elec&Mag Calc >Define Path >By Location

Main Menu >General Postproc >Elec&Mag Calc >Define Path >By Nodes

Main Menu >General Postproc >Elec&Mag Calc >Define Path >Modify Path

Main Menu >General Postproc >Elec&Mag Calc >Define Path >On Working Plane

Main Menu >General Postproc >Path Operations >Define Path >By Location

Main Menu >General Postproc >Path Operations >Define Path >By Nodes

Main Menu >General Postproc >Path Operations >Define Path >Modify Path

Main Menu >General Postproc >Path Operations >Define Path >On Working Plane

PPLOT

Displays an element plot indicating each element's final p-level.

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Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >Plot Results >p-Levels

PPRANGE, START, MAX

Specifies a range of p-level values for use in a p-method solution.

SOLUTION:p-MethodOptions

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START

MAX

Default: As described for each argument above.

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >p-Method >Set p range

Main Menu >Solution >p-Method >Set p range

PPRES, PRESS

Defines the internal pressure for a piping run.

PREP7:Piping

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PRESS

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Piping Models >Loads

PRANGE, LINC, VMIN, VMAX, XVAR

Determines the pathrange.

POST1:Paths

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LINC, VMIN, VMAX

XVAR

Default: Include every interpolation point and entire path distance.

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >Path Operations >Path Range

PRCONV

Lists convergence values versus characteristic p-level.

POST1:Results

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Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >List Results >p-Convergence

PRCPLX, KEY

Defines the output form for complex variables.

POST26:Listing

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KEY

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >TimeHist Postpro >Settings >List

PRECISION, LABEL

Specifies machine precision for solvers (currently valid only for PCG solvers).

SOLUTION:AnalysisOptions

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LABEL

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Analysis Options

Main Menu >Solution >Analysis Options

PRED, Sskey, -, Lskey

Activates a predictor in a nonlinear analysis.

SOLUTION:NonlinearOptions

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Sskey

-

Lskey

Default: Sskey is ON if there is no rotation DOF present in the model. If rotation DOF are present, or if SOLID65 is present, Sskey is OFF..

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Nonlinear >Predictor

Main Menu >Solution >Nonlinear >Predictor

/PREP7

Enters the model creation preprocessor.

SESSION:ProcessorEntry PREP7:Database

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Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor

PRERR

Prints SEPC and TEPC.

POST1:Listing

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Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >List Results >Percent Error

Utility Menu >List >Results >Percent Error

PRESOL, Item, Comp

Prints the solution results for elements.

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Item

Comp

Notes

Valid item and component labels for element results are:

Item

Comp

Description

S

Component (X,Y,Z,XY,YZ,XZ) stresses.*

EPTO

Component (X,Y,Z,XY,YZ,XZ) total strains (EPEL + EPPL + EPCR).*

EPEL

Component (X,Y,Z,XY,YZ,XZ) elastic strains.*

EPPL

Component (X,Y,Z,XY,YZ,XZ) plastic strains.

EPCR

Component (X,Y,Z,XY,YZ,XZ) creep strains.

EPTH

Component (X,Y,Z,XY,YZ,XZ) thermal strains.

EPSW

Swelling strain.

NL

Nonlinear items (SEPL,SRAT,HPRES,EPEQ,PSV,PLWK).

CONT

Contact items (STAT, PENE, PRES, SFRIC, STOT, SLIDE). See component descriptions in PLNSOL.

TG

Component (X,Y,Z) thermal gradients and vector sum (SUM).*

TF

Component (X,Y,Z) thermal fluxes and vector sum (SUM).*

PG

Component (X,Y,Z) pressure gradients and vector sum (SUM).*

EF

Component (X,Y,Z) electric fields and vector sum (SUM).*

D

Component (X,Y,Z) electric flux densities and vector sum (SUM).*

H

Component (X,Y,Z) magnetic field intensities and vector sum (SUM).*

B

Component (X,Y,Z) magnetic flux densities and vector sum (SUM).*

FMAG

Component (X,Y,Z) magnetic forces and vector sum (SUM).

F

Component (X,Y,Z) structural forces. Use FORCE command for type.

M

Component (X,Y,Z) structural moments. Use FORCE command for type.

HEAT

Heat flow. Use FORCE command for type.

FLOW

Fluid flow. Use FORCE command for type.

AMPS

Current flow.

FLUX

Magnetic flux.

VF

Component (X,Y,Z) fluid "forces". Use FORCE command for type.

CSG

Component (X,Y,Z) magnetic current segments. Use FORCE command for type.

FORC

All available force items (F to CSG above). (10 maximum)

BFE

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

ELEM

All applicable element results (available only for structural line elements).

SERR

Structural error energy.

SDSG

Absolute value of the maximum variation of any nodal stress component.

TERR

Thermal error energy.

TDSG

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

SENE

"Stiffness" energy or thermal heat dissipation. Same as TENE.

TENE

Thermal heat dissipation or "stiffness" energy. Same as SENE.

KENE

Kinetic energy.

JHEAT

Element Joule heat generation (coupled-field calculation).

JS

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

JT

Total current density and vector sum

MRE

Magnetic Reynolds number

VOLU

Volume of volume element.

CENT

Centroid X, Y, or Z location (based on shape function) in the active coordinate system.

SMISC

snum

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

TOPO

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

*Supported by PowerGraphics

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >List Results >Element Solution

Utility Menu >List >Results >Element Solution

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

Prints the element table items.

POST1:ElementTable

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

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >Element Table >List Elem Table

Main Menu >General Postproc >List Results >Elem Table Data

Utility Menu >List >Results >Element Table Data

PRI2, P51X, Z1, Z2

Creates a polygonal area or a prism volume by vertices (GUI).

PREP7:Primitives

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Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Polygon >By Vertices

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Prism >By Vertices

PRIM

Specifies "Solid model primitives" as the subsequent status topic.

PREP7:Status

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Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >List >Status >Preprocessor >Solid Model

PRINT

Specifies "Print settings" as the subsequent status topic.

POST1:Status POST26:Status

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Notes

Menu Paths

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

Utility Menu >List >Status >TimeHist Postproc >List

PRISM, Z1, Z2

Creates a prism volume based on working plane coordinate pairs.

PREP7:Primitives

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Z1, Z2

Notes

Menu Paths

This command cannot be accessed directly in the menu.

PRITER

Prints solution summary data.

POST1:Listing

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Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >List Results >Iteration Summry

Utility Menu >List >Results >Iteration Summry

PRNLD, Lab, TOL

Prints the summed element nodal loads.

POST1:Results

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Lab

TOL

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >List Results >Nodal Loads

Utility Menu >List >Results >Nodal Loads

PRNSOL, Item, Comp

Prints the nodal solution results.

POST1:Results

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Item

Comp

Notes

Valid item and component labels for nodal degree of freedom results are:

Item

Comp

Description

U

X,Y,Z

X, Y, or Z structural displacement.*

''

COMP

X, Y, and Z structural displacements and vector sum.*

ROT

X,Y,Z

X, Y, or Z structural rotation.*

''

COMP

X, Y, and Z structural rotations and vector sum.*

TEMP

Temperature.*

PRES

Pressure.*

VOLT

Electric potential.*

MAG

Magnetic scalar potential.*

V

X,Y,Z

X, Y, or Z fluid velocity.*1

''

COMP

X, Y, and Z fluid velocities and vector sum.*

A

X,Y,Z

X, Y, or Z magnetic vector potential.*1

''

COMP

X, Y, and Z magnetic vector potentials and vector sum.*

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 (FLOTRAN). If a species is given a user-defined name [MSSPEC], use that name instead of SP0n.

DOF

All available degree of freedom labels (10 maximum).*

1 For explicit dynamics analyses, V (X, Y, Z) refers to nodal velocity, and A (X, Y, Z) refers to nodal acceleration.

Valid item and component labels for element results are:

Item

Comp

Description

S

COMP

X, Y, Z, XY, YZ, and XZ component stresses.*

''

PRIN

S1, S2, S3 principal stresses, SINT stress intensity, and SEQV equivalent stress.*

EPTO

COMP

Component total mechanical strains (EPEL + EPPL + EPCR).*

''

PRIN

Principal total strains, strain intensity, and equiv. strain.*

EPEL

COMP

Component elastic strains.*

''

PRIN

Principal elastic strains, strain intens., and equiv. strain.*

EPPL

COMP

Component plastic strains.

''

PRIN

Principal plastic strains, strain intensity, and equivalent

strain.

EPCR

COMP

Component creep strains.

''

PRIN

Principal creep strains, strain intensity, and equiv. strain.

EPTH

COMP

Component thermal strains.

''

PRIN

Principal thermal strains, strain intens., and equiv. strain.

EPSW

Swelling strain.

NL

Nonlinear items (SEPL,SRAT,HPRES,EPEQ,PSV,PLWK).

CONT

Contact items (STAT, PENE, PRES, SFRIC, STOT, SLIDE). See component descriptions in PLNSOL.

TG

COMP

Component thermal gradients and vector sum.*

TF

COMP

Component thermal fluxes and vector sum.*

PG

COMP

Component pressure gradients and vector sum.*

EF

COMP

Component electric fields and vector sum.*

D

COMP

Component electric flux densities and vector sum.*

H

COMP

Component magnetic field intensities and vector sum.*

B

COMP

Component magnetic flux densities and vector sum.*

FMAG

COMP

Component magnetic forces and vector sum.

BFE

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

TOPO

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

*Supported by PowerGraphics

Valid item labels for FLOTRAN nodal results are:

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.

SPHT

Specific heat.

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.

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.

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >List Results >Nodal Solution

Utility Menu >List >Results >Nodal Solution

PROD, IR, IA, IB, IC, Name, -, -, FACTA, FACTB, FACTC

Multiplies variables.

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IR

IA, IB, IC

Name

-, -

FACTA, FACTB, FACTC

Notes

IR = (FACTA x IA) x (FACTB x IB) x (FACTC x IC)

Menu Paths

Main Menu >TimeHist Postpro >Math Operations >Multiply

PRPATH, Lab1, Lab2, Lab3, Lab4, Lab5, Lab6

Prints path items along a geometry path.

POST1:Paths

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Lab1, Lab2, Lab3, Lab4, Lab5, Lab6

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >List Results >Path Items

Main Menu >General Postproc >Path Operations >List Path Items

Utility Menu >List >Results >Path Data

PRRFOR, Lab

Used with the FORCE command. Prints the constrained node reaction solution.

POST1:Results

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Lab

Notes

Menu Paths

This command cannot be accessed directly in the menu.

PRRSOL, Lab

Prints the constrained node reaction solution.

POST1:Results

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Lab

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >List Results >Reaction Solu

Utility Menu >List >Results >Reaction Solution

PRSECT, RHO, KBR

Calculates and prints linearized stresses along a section path.

POST1:Paths

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RHO

KBR

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >List Results >Linearized Strs

Main Menu >General Postproc >Path Operations >List Linearized

Utility Menu >List >Results >Linearized Stresses

PRSSOL, Item, Comp

Prints BEAM188 and BEAM189 section results

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Item

Comp

Notes

Item

Comp

Description

S

COMP

Prints the X, XZ, YZ stress components

S

PRIN

Prints the S1, S2, S3 principal stresses, SINT stress intensity, and SEQV equivalent stress

EPTO

COMP

Prints the total strains (EPEL+EPPL+EPTH)

EPTO

PRIN

Prints the total principal strains, strain intensity and equivalent strain

EPPL

COMP

Prints the plastic strain components

EPPL

PRIN

Prints the principal plastic strains, plastic strain intensity and plastic equivalent strain

EPTH

-

Thermal strains

NL

-

Nonlinear item plastic work

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >List Results >Section Solution

Utility Menu >List >Results >Section Solution

PRTIME, TMIN, TMAX

Defines the time range for which data are to be listed.

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TMIN

TMAX

Default: Use the previously defined range [TIMERANGE].

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >TimeHist Postpro >Settings >List

PRVAR, NVAR1, NVAR2, NVAR3, NVAR4, NVAR5, NVAR6

Lists variables vs. time (or frequency).

POST26:Listing

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NVAR1, NVAR2, NVAR3, NVAR4, NVAR5, NVAR6

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >TimeHist Postpro >List Variables

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

Lists up to ten optimization parameters.

OPTIMIZATION:Display

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

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Design Opt >Graphs/Tables

PRVECT, Item, Lab2, Lab3, LabP

Prints results as vector magnitude and direction cosines.

POST1:Results POST1:ElementTable

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Item

Lab2

Lab3

LabP

Notes

Valid item labels for nodal degree of freedom vector results are:

Item

Description

U

Structural displacement vector magnitude and direction cosines.

ROT

Structural rotation vector magnitude and direction cosines.

V

Velocity vector magnitude and direction cosines.

A

Magnetic vector potential vector magnitude and direction cosines.

Valid item labels for element results are:

Item

Description

S

Principal stresses and direction cosines.

EPTO

Principal total strains (EPEL + EPPL + EPCR) and direction cosines.

EPEL

Principal elastic strains and direction cosines.

EPPL

Principal plastic strains and direction cosines.

EPCR

Principal creep strains and direction cosines.

EPTH

Principal thermal strains and direction cosines.

TG

Thermal gradient vector sum and direction cosines.

TF

Thermal flux vector sum and direction cosines.

PG

Pressure gradient vector sum and direction cosines.

EF

Electric field vector sum and direction cosines.

D

Electric flux density vector sum and direction cosines.

H

Magnetic field intensity vector sum and direction cosines.

B

Magnetic flux density vector sum and direction cosines.

FMAG

Magnetic force vector sum and direction cosines.

JS

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

JT

Total current density

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >List Results >Vector Data

Utility Menu >List >Results >Vector Data

PSCR, Kywrd, KEY

Specifies various PostScript options.

GRAPHICS:SetUp

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If Kywrd =CMAP, command format is PSCR,CMAP,INDEX,IRED,IGRN,IBLU.

INDEX

IRED

IGRN

IBLU

If Kywrd = LWID, command format is PSCR,LWID,KYLWID.

KYLWID

KEY

If Kywrd = TRANX, command format is PSCR,TRANX,OFFSET.

OFFSET

If Kywrd = TRANY, command format is PSCR,TRANY,OFFSET.

OFFSET

If Kywrd = ROTATE, command format is PSCR,ROTATE,ANGLE.

ANGLE

If Kywrd = SCALE, command format is PSCR,SCALE,SCALE.

SCALE

If Kywrd = TIFF, command format is PSCR,TIFF,KEY.

KEY

If Kywrd = EPSI, command format is PSCR,EPSI,KEY.

KEY

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Redirect Plots >To File

PSDCOM, SIGNIF, COMODE

Specifies the power spectral density mode combination method.

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SIGNIF

COMODE

Notes

Product Restrictions:

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Spectrum >Mode Combine

Main Menu >Solution >Spectrum >Mode Combine

PSDFRQ, TBLNO1, TBLNO2, FREQ1, FREQ2, FREQ3, FREQ4, FREQ5, FREQ6, FREQ7

Defines the frequency points for the input spectrum vs. FREQ tables of PSD and multi-point spectrum analyses.

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TBLNO1

TBLNO2

FREQ1, FREQ2, FREQ3, FREQ4, FREQ5, FREQ6, FREQ7

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Spectrum >Correlation >Cospectral

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Spectrum >Correlation >Erase Co & Quad

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Spectrum >Correlation >Quadspectral

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Spectrum >Erase Tables

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Spectrum >PSD vs Freq

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Spectrum >Spect vs Freq

Main Menu >Solution >Spectrum >Correlation >Cospectral

Main Menu >Solution >Spectrum >Correlation >Erase Co & Quad

Main Menu >Solution >Spectrum >Correlation >Quadspectral

Main Menu >Solution >Spectrum >Erase Tables

Main Menu >Solution >Spectrum >PSD vs Freq

Main Menu >Solution >Spectrum >Spect vs Freq

PSDRES, Lab, RelKey

Controls solution output written to the results file from a PSD analysis.

SOLUTION:SpectrumOptions

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Lab

RelKey

Default: Relative displacement solution, no velocity or acceleration solution for 1 results.

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Spectrum >Calc Controls

Main Menu >Solution >Spectrum >Calc Controls

PSDSPL, TBLNO, RMIN, RMAX

Defines a partially correlated excitation in a PSD analysis.

SOLUTION:SpectrumOptions

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TBLNO

RMIN

RMAX

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Spectrum >Correlation >Spatial Correlat

Main Menu >Solution >Spectrum >Correlation >Spatial Correlat

PSDUNIT, TBLNO, Type, GVALUE

Defines the type of PSD or multi-point response spectrum.

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TBLNO

Type

Default: Acceleration (ACEL) spectrum (acceleration2/Hz).

GVALUE

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Spectrum >Settings

Main Menu >Solution >Spectrum >Settings

PSDVAL, TBLNO, SV1, SV2, SV3, SV4, SV5, SV6, SV7

Defines PSD or multi-point response spectrum values.

SOLUTION:SpectrumOptions

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TBLNO

SV1, SV2, SV3, SV4, SV5, SV6, SV7

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Spectrum >PSD vs Freq

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Spectrum >Spect vs Freq

Main Menu >Solution >Spectrum >PSD vs Freq

Main Menu >Solution >Spectrum >Spect vs Freq

PSDWAV, TBLNO, VX, VY, VZ

Defines a wave propagation excitation in a PSD analysis.

SOLUTION:SpectrumOptions

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TBLNO

VX

VY

VZ

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Spectrum >Correlation >Traveling Wave

Main Menu >Solution >Spectrum >Correlation >Traveling Wave

/PSEARCH, Pname

Specifies a directory to be searched for "unknown command" macro files.

APDL:MacroFiles

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Pname

Default: The middle directory searched is the user home directory.

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >Macro >Macro Search Path

PSEL, Type, Pname1, Pname2, Pname3, Pname4, Pname5, Pname 6, Pname7, Pname8, Pname9, Pname10

Selects a path or paths.

POST1:Paths

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Type

Pname1...Pname10

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >Elec&Mag Calc >Archive Path >Paths in file

Main Menu >General Postproc >Path Operations >Archive Path >Paths in file

/PSF, Item, Comp, KEY, KSHELL

Shows surface load symbols on model displays.

GRAPHICS:Labeling

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Item, Comp

KEY

KSHELL

Default: No surface load symbols are displayed.

Notes

Valid item and component labels are:

Item

Comp

Description

PRES

NORM

Applied structural pressure (normal to the face).

''

TANX

Applied structural pressure (in the tangential-x direction).

''

TANY

Applied structural pressure (in the tangential-y direction).

CONV

HCOEF

Applied convection (film coefficient).

''

TBULK

Applied convection (bulk temperature).

RAD

EMIS

Applied radiation (emissivity).

TAMB

Applied radiation (ambient temperature).

HFLUX

Applied heat flux.

FSI

Acoustic fluid-structure interface flag.

IMPD

Applied acoustic impedance.

SHLD

COND

Applied conductivity.

SHLD

MUR

Applied relative permeability

MXWF

Maxwell force flag.

INF

Exterior surface flag.

CHRGS

Applied electric surface charge density.

MCI

Magnetic circuit interface.

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Symbols

PSOLVE, Lab

Directs the program to perform a partial solution.

SOLUTION:AnalysisOptions

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Lab

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Solution >Partial Solu

/PSPEC, PCOLOR, KFILL, KBORDR

Creates annotation polygon attributes (GUI).

GRAPHICS:Annotation

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PCOLOR

KFILL

KBORDR

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Annotation >Create Annotation

PSPEC, MAT, DNOM, SCHED, OD, TK

Defines pipe material and dimensions.

PREP7:Piping

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MAT

DNOM, SCHED

OD

TK

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Piping Models >Specifications

PSPRNG, NLOC, TYPE, K, DX, DY, DZ, ELEM

Defines a spring constraint in a piping run.

PREP7:Piping

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NLOC

TYPE

K

DX, DY, DZ

ELEM

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Piping Models >Spring Support

/PSTATUS, WN

Displays the global or window display specifications.

GRAPHICS:SetUp

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WN

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >List >Status >Graphics >General

Utility Menu >List >Status >Graphics >Window 1

Utility Menu >List >Status >Graphics >Window 2

Utility Menu >List >Status >Graphics >Window 3

Utility Menu >List >Status >Graphics >Window 4

Utility Menu >List >Status >Graphics >Window 5

PSTRES, Key

Specifies whether prestress effects are to be included.

SOLUTION:NonlinearOptions

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Key

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Analysis Options

Main Menu >Solution >Analysis Options

/PSYMB, Label, KEY

Shows various symbols on displays.

GRAPHICS:Labeling

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Label

KEY

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Symbols

PTEMP, TOUT, TIN

Defines the pipe wall temperatures in a piping run.

PREP7:Piping

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TOUT

TIN

Default: Assign uniform temperature BFUNIF to elements.

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Piping Models >Loads

PTXY, X1, Y1, X2, Y2, X3, Y3, X4, Y4

Defines coordinate pairs for use in polygons and prisms.

PREP7:Primitives

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X1, Y1, X2, Y2, X3, Y3, X4, Y4

Notes

Menu Paths

This command cannot be accessed directly in the menu.

PUNIT, KOPT

Selects the system of length units to be used in a piping run.

PREP7:Piping

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KOPT

Default: Input units are consistent (no conversions are done).

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Piping Models >Specifications

PVECT, Oper, LabXR, LabYR, LabZR

Interpolates a set of items onto a path.

POST1:Paths

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Oper

LabXR

LabYR

LabZR

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >Path Operations >Unit Vector

/PWEDGE, XCENTR, YCENTR, XLRAD, ANGLE1, ANGLE2

Creates an annotation wedge (GUI).

GRAPHICS:Annotation

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Xcentr

Ycentr

Xlrad

Angle1

Angle2

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Annotation >Create Annotation