S

S (UP19980820 ) SABS, KEY

Specifies absolute values for element table operations.

POST1:ElementTable

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KEY

Default: Use algebraic values.

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >Element Table >Abs Value Option

SADD, LabR, Lab1, Lab2, FACT1, FACT2, CONST

Forms an element table item by adding two existing items.

POST1:ElementTable

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LabR

Lab1

Lab2

FACT1

FACT2

CONST

Notes

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

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >Element Table >Add Items

SALLOW, STRS1, STRS2, STRS3, STRS4, STRS5, STRS6

Defines the allowable stress table for safety factor calculations.

POST1:ElementTable

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STRS1, STRS2, STRS3, STRS4, STRS5, STRS6

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >Safety Factor >Constant

Main Menu >General Postproc >Safety Factor >Reset Stress

Main Menu >General Postproc >Safety Factor >Temp-depend

SARPLOT, Prefer, VALUE

Displays areas smaller than a specified size (for models imported from CAD files).

PREP7:CADRepair

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Prefer

VALUE

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Simplify >Small Areas

SAVE, Fname, Ext, Dir

Saves all current database information.

DATABASE:SetUp

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Fname

Ext

Dir

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >File >Save as Jobname.db

Utility Menu >File >Save as

SBCLIST

Lists solid model boundary conditions.

SOLUTION:MiscLoads

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Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >List >Loads >Solid Model Loads

SBCTRAN

Transfers solid model loads and boundary conditions to the FE model.

SOLUTION:MiscLoads

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Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Operate >All Solid Lds

Main Menu >Solution >Operate >All Solid Lds

SDELETE, SFIRST, SLAST, SINC

Deletes BEAM188 or BEAM189 cross sections from the ANSYS database.

PREP7:CrossSections

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SFIRST

SLAST

SINC

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Sections >Delete Section

SE, File, -, -, TOLER

Defines a superelement.

PREP7:Superelements

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File

-, -

TOLER

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Elements >From .SUB File

SECDATA, VAL1, VAL2, VAL3, VAL4,...,VAL10

Describes the geometry of a BEAM188 or BEAM189 section.

PREP7:CrossSections

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VAL1, VAL2, VAL3, VAL4,...,VAL10

Notes

Figure 3.1 Beam Section Subtypes and Associated Geometry Data

Subtype: RECT



Data to be supplied in the value fields:

B,H, Nb, Nh
B
=Width
H=Height
Nb=Number of cells along width, default=2
Nh=Number of cells along height, default=2
Nb*Nh<25



Subtype: QUAD



Data to be supplied in the value fields:

yI,zI,yJ,zJ,yK,zK,yL,zL, Ng, Nh
yI,zI,yJ,zJ,yK,zK,yL,zL=
Coordinate location of various points
Ng
=Number of cells along g, default=2
Nh
=Number of cells along h, default=2
Ng
*Nh<25
Note-Degeneration to triangle is permitted by specifying same coordinates for cells along an edge.



Subtype: CSOLID



Data to be supplied in the value fields:

R, N
R
=Radius
N=Number of cells along the circumference; default=8, N12



Subtype: CTUBE



Data to be supplied in the value fields:

Ri, Ro, N
Ri
= Inner radius of the tube
Ro= Outer radius of the tube
N=Number of cells along the circumference; default=8, N12



Subtype: CHAN



Data to be supplied in the value fields:

W1,W2,W3, t1,t2 t3
W1,W2
=Lengths of the flanges
W3=Overall depth
t1,t2=Flange thicknesses
t3=Web thickness



Subtype: I



Data to be supplied in the value fields:

W1,W2,W3, t1,t2 t3
W1,W2
=Width of the top and bottom flanges
W3=Overall depth
t1,t2=Flange thicknesses
t3=Web thickness



Subtype: Z



Data to be supplied in the value fields:

W1, W2, W3, t1, t2, t3
W1,W2=
Flange lengths
W3
=Overall depth
t1,t2=
Flange thicknesses
t3=
Stem thickness



Subtype: L



Data to be supplied in the value fields:

W1, W2, t1, t2
W1,W2=
Leg lengths
t1, t2=
Leg thicknesses



Subtype: T



W1, W2, t1, t2

W1=Flange width
W2
=Overall depth
t1
=Flange thickness
t2=Stem thickness



Subtype: HATS



Data to be supplied in the value fields:

W1,W2,W3,W4, t1,t2 t3,t4,t5
W1,W2
=Width of the brim
W3
=Width of the top of the hat
W4
=Overall depth
t1,t2
=Thickness of the brim
t3
=Thickness of the top of the hat
t4,t5
=Web thicknesses



Subtype: HREC



Data to be supplied in the value fields:

W1, W2, t1, t2, t3,t4
W1
=Outer width of the box
W2
=Outer height of the box
t1,t2,t3,t4
=Wall thicknesses



Subtype: ASEC

Arbitrary-User-supplied integrated section properties instead of basic geometry data

Data to be supplied in the value fields:

A, Iyy, Iyz, Izz, Iw, J, CGy, CGz, SHy, SHz
A - Area of section
Iyy - Moment of inertia about the y axis
Iyz - Product of inertia
Izz - Moment of inertia about the z axis
Iw - Not supported (for future use - sum of the moments of inertia)
J - Torsional constant
CGy - Y coordinate of centroid
CGz - Z coordinate of centroid
SHy - Shear deflection constant
SHz - Shear deflection constant



Subtype: MESH

User-defined mesh

Data required is created by the SECWRITE command and is read into ANSYS by the SECREAD command. See the SECREAD command for more information about this data.

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor > Sections > Common Sectns

/SECLIB, Option, Path

Sets the default section library path for the SECREAD command.

PREP7:CrossSections

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Option

Path

Notes

the user's home directory

the current working directory

the path specified by the /SECLIB command

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Sections >Section Library >Library Path

SECNUM, SECID

Sets the element section attribute pointer

PREP7:CrossSections

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SECID

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Elements >Elem Attributes

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Define >Default Attribs

SECOFFSET, Location, OFFSETY, OFFSETZ

Defines the section offset for BEAM188 and BEAM189 cross sections.

PREP7:CrossSections

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Location

OFFSETY, OFFSETZ

Figure 3.2 Offsets for a CHAN Section Subtype



Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Sections >Common Sectns

SECPLOT, SECID

Plots the geometry of a beam section to scale.

PREP7:CrossSections

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SECID

Notes

Figure 3.3 Cross Section Plot Using the CHAN Section Subtype



Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Sections >Plot Section

SECREAD, Fname, Ext, Dir,Option

Reads a customized beam section library or a user-defined beam section mesh into ANSYS.

PREP7:CrossSections

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Fname

Ext

Dir

the user's home directory

the current working directory

the path specified by the /SECLIB command

Option

Sample User Section Cell Mesh File



Figure 3.4 Two-hole Box Section



Figure 3.5 Cell Mesh for the Two-hole Box Section



Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Sections >Read Sect Mesh

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Sections >Section Library >Import Library

SECTYPE, SECID,Type, Subtype, Name

Associates section type information with a section ID number.

PREP7:CrossSections

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SECID

Type

Subtype

RECT

Rectangle

QUAD

Quadrilateral

CSOLID

Circular solid

CTUBE

Circular tube

CHAN

Channel

I

I-shaped section

Z

Z-shaped section

L

L-shaped section

T

T-shaped section

HATS

Hat-shaped section

HREC

Hollow rectangle or box

ASEC

Arbitrary section - integrated cross-section inertia properties supplied by user

MESH

User-defined mesh - See the SECREAD command for more information about this data.

Figure 3.6 Cross Section Subtypes



Name

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Sections >Common Sectns

SECWRITE, Fname, Ext, Dir, REAL_TYPE, PSEUDO_TYPE, Label

Creates an ASCII file containing user mesh section information.

PREP7:CrossSections

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Fname

Ext

Dir

REAL_TYPE

PSEUDO_TYPE

Label

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor > Sections > Write Sec Mesh

SED, SEDX, SEDY, SEDZ

Defines the excitation direction for a single-point response spectrum.

SOLUTION:SpectrumOptions

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SEDX, SEDY, SEDZ

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Spectrum >Settings

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Spectrum >DDAM Options

Main Menu >Solution >Spectrum >Settings

Main Menu >Solution >Spectrum >DDAM Options

SEDLIST, Sename, KOPT

Lists the DOF solution of a superelement after the use pass.

PREP7:Superelements

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Sename

KOPT

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >List Results >Superelem DOF

Utility Menu >List >Results >Superelem DOF Solu

SEEXP, Sename, Usefil, Imagky

Specifies options for the substructure expansion pass.

SOLUTION:AnalysisOptions

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Sename

Usefil

Imagky

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >ExpansionPass >Expand Superelem

Main Menu >Solution >ExpansionPass >Expand Superelem

/SEG, Label

Allows graphics data to be stored in the local terminal memory.

GRAPHICS:SetUp DISPLAY:SetUp

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Label

Default: No segment storage.

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Redirect Plots >To Segment Memory

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Redirect Plots >Delete Segments

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Redirect Plots >Segment Status

SELIST, Sename, KOPT

Lists the contents of a superelement matrix file.

PREP7:Superelements

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Sename

KOPT

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >List >Other >Superelem Data

SELM

Specifies "Superelements" as the subsequent status topic.

PREP7:Status

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Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >List >Status >Preprocessor >Superelements

SENERGY, OPT, ANTYPE

Determines the stored magnetic energy or co-energy.

POST1:Magnetics

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OPT

ANTYPE

Notes

Permanent magnets with multiple polarization directions specified (i.e. MGXX and MGYY).

Orthotropic nonlinear permanent magnets.

Orthotropic nonlinear permeable materials.

Temperature dependent materials.

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >Elec&Mag Calc >Co-Energy

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

SEOPT, Sename, SEMATR, SEPR, SESST

Specifies substructure analysis options.

SOLUTION:AnalysisOptions

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Sename

SEMATR

SEPR

SESST

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Analysis Options

Main Menu >Solution >Analysis Options

SESYMM, Sename, Ncomp, INC, File, Ext, Dir

Performs a symmetry operation on a superelement within the use pass.

PREP7:Superelements

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Sename

Ncomp

INC

File

Ext

Dir

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Elements >By Reflection

*SET, Par, VALUE, VAL2, VAL3, VAL4, VAL5, VAL6, VAL7, VAL8, VAL9, VAL10

Assigns values to user-named parameters.

APDL:Parameters

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Par

VALUE

VAL2, VAL3, VAL4, VAL5, VAL6, VAL7, VAL8, VAL9, VAL10

Notes

Par=VALUE,VAL2,VAL3,VAL4,VAL5,VAL6,VAL7,VAL8,VAL9,VAL10

Parameter Definitions

Array Parameters

Numerical Parameter Substitution

Character Parameter Substitution

Parameter Expressions

E1oE2oE3...oE10

+ - * / ** < >

operations in parentheses (innermost first)

then exponentiation (right to left)

then multiplication or division (left to right)

then unary association (such as +A or -A)

then addition or subtraction (left to right)

then logical evaluations (left to right).

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Solution >Electromagnet >Induct Matrix

Utility Menu >Parameters >Scalar Parameters

SET, Lstep, SBSTEP, FACT, KIMG, TIME, ANGLE, NSET

Defines the data set to be read from the results file.

POST1:SetUp

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Lstep

SBSTEP

FACT

KIMG

TIME

ANGLE

NSET

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >By Load Step

Main Menu >General Postproc >By Set Number

Main Menu >General Postproc >By Time/Freq

Main Menu >General Postproc >First Set

Main Menu >General Postproc >Last Set

Main Menu >General Postproc >Next Set

Main Menu >General Postproc >List Results >Results Summary

Main Menu >General Postproc >Modal Cyclic Sym

Main Menu >General Postproc >Results Summary

Utility Menu >List >Results >Load Step Summary

SETRAN, Sename, KCNTO, INC, File, Ext, Dir, DX, DY, DZ, NOROT

Creates a superelement from an existing superelement.

PREP7:Superelements

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Sename

KCNTO

INC

File

Ext

Dir

DX, DY, DZ

NOROT

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Elements >By CS Transfer

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Elements >By Geom Offset

SEXP, LabR, Lab1, Lab2, EXP1, EXP2

Forms an element table item by exponentiating and multiplying.

POST1:ElementTable

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LabR

Lab1

Lab2

EXP1

EXP2

Notes

LabR = (|Lab1|EXP1) x (|Lab2|EXP2)

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >Element Table >Exponentiate

SF, Nlist, Lab, VALUE, VALUE2

Specifies surface loads on nodes.

SOLUTION:FESurfaceLoads

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Nlist

Lab

VALUE

VALUE2

Notes

Menu Paths

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

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

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Apply >Fluid-Struct >On Nodes

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

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

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Apply >Rad Matrix >On Nodes

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

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >Excitation >On Nodes

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >Flag >On Nodes

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >Fluid-Struct >On Nodes

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >Impedance >On Nodes

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >Other >On Nodes

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >Rad Matrix >On Nodes

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >Radiation >On Nodes

SFA, AREA, LKEY, Lab, VALUE, VALUE2

Specifies surface loads on the selected areas.

SOLUTION:SolidSurfaceLoads

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AREA

LKEY

Lab

VALUE

VALUE2

Notes

Menu Paths

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

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

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Apply >Fluid-Struct >On Areas

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

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

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Apply >Rad Matrix >On Areas

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

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >Excitation >On Areas

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >Flag >On Areas

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >Fluid-Struct >On Areas

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >Impedance >On Areas

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >Other >On Areas

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >Rad Matrix >On Areas

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >Radiation >On Areas

SFACT, TYPE

Allows safety factor or margin of safety calculations to be made.

POST1:ElementTable

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TYPE

Default: No nodal safety factor or margin of safety calculations.

Notes

SF = SALLOW/|Stress|

MS = (SALLOW/|Stress|) - 1.0.

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >Safety Factor >Restore NodeStrs

Main Menu >General Postproc >Safety Factor >SF for Node Strs

SFADELE, AREA, LKEY, Lab

Deletes surface loads from areas.

SOLUTION:SolidSurfaceLoads

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AREA

LKEY

Lab

Notes

Menu Paths

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

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

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

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Delete >Fluid-Struct >On Areas

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Delete >Heat Flux >On Areas

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

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

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

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Delete >Rad Matrix >On Areas

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

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

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >Convection >On Areas

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >Excitation >On Areas

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >Flag >On Areas

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >Fluid-Struct >On Areas

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >Heat Flux >On Areas

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >Impedance >On Areas

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >Other >On Areas

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >Pressure >On Areas

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >Rad Matrix >On Areas

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >Radiation >On Areas

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

SFALIST, AREA, Lab

Lists the surface loads for the specified area.

SOLUTION:SolidSurfaceLoads

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AREA

Lab

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >List >Loads >Surface Loads >On All Areas

Utility Menu >List >Loads >Surface Loads >On Picked Areas

SFBEAM, ELEM, LKEY, Lab, VALI, VALJ, VAL2I, VAL2J, IOFFST, JOFFST

Specifies surface loads on beam elements.

SOLUTION:FESurfaceLoads

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ELEM

LKEY

Lab

VALI, VALJ

VAL2I, VAL2J

IOFFST

JOFFST

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Apply >Pressure >On Beams

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >Pressure >On Beams

SFCALC, LabR, LabS, LabT, TYPE

Calculates the safety factor or margin of safety.

POST1:ElementTable

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LabR

LabS

LabT

TYPE

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >Safety Factor >SF for ElemTable

SFCUM, Lab, Oper, FACT, FACT2

Specifies that surface loads are to be accumulated.

SOLUTION:FESurfaceLoads

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Lab

Oper

FACT

FACT2

Default: Replace previous values.

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Settings >Surface Loads

Main Menu >Solution >Settings >Surface Loads

SFDELE, Nlist, Lab

Deletes surface loads.

SOLUTION:FESurfaceLoads

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Nlist

Lab

Notes

Menu Paths

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

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

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

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Delete >Fluid-Struct >On Nodes

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Delete >Heat Flux >On Nodes

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

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

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

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Delete >Rad Matrix >On Nodes

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

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >Convection >On Nodes

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >Excitation >On Nodes

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >Flag >On Nodes

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >Fluid-Struct >On Nodes

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >Heat Flux >On Nodes

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >Impedance >On Nodes

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >Other >On Nodes

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >Pressure >On Nodes

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >Rad Matrix >On Nodes

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >Radiation >On Nodes

SFE, ELEM, LKEY, Lab, KVAL, VAL1, VAL2, VAL3, VAL4

Specifies surface loads on elements.

SOLUTION:FESurfaceLoads

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ELEM

LKEY

Lab

KVAL

VAL1

VAL2, VAL3, VAL4

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Apply >Convection >Tapered

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

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Apply >Impedance >On Elements

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Apply >Rad Matrix >On Elements

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Apply >Radiation >On Elements

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Apply >Load Vector >For Superelement

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >Convection >Tapered

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >Excitation >On Elements

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >Impedance >On Elements

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >Rad Matrix >On Elements

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >Radiation >On Elements

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >Load Vector >For Superelement

SFEDELE, ELEM, LKEY, Lab

Deletes surface loads from elements.

SOLUTION:FESurfaceLoads

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ELEM

LKEY

Lab

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Delete >Convection >On Elements

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Delete >Excitation >On Elements

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Delete >Flag >On Elements

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Delete >Heat Flux >On Elements

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Delete >Impedance >On Elements

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Delete >Other >On Elements

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Delete >Pressure >On Elements

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Delete >Rad Matrix >On Elements

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Delete >Radiation >On Elements

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

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Delete >Load Vector >For Superelement

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >Convection >On Elements

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >Excitation >On Elements

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >Flag >On Elements

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >Heat Flux >On Elements

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >Impedance >On Elements

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >Other >On Elements

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >Pressure >On Elements

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >Rad Matrix >On Elements

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >Radiation >On Elements

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

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >Load Vector >For Superelement

SFELIST, ELEM, Lab

Lists the surface loads for elements.

SOLUTION:FESurfaceLoads

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ELEM

Lab

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >List >Loads >Surface Loads >On All Elements

Utility Menu >List >Loads >Surface Loads >On Picked Elems

SFFUN, Lab, Par, Par2

Specifies a varying surface load.

SOLUTION:FESurfaceLoads

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Lab

Par

Par2

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Settings >Node Function

Main Menu >Solution >Settings >Node Function

SFGRAD, Lab, SLKCN, Sldir, SLZER, SLOPE

Specifies a gradient (slope) for surface loads.

SOLUTION:FESurfaceLoads

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Lab

SLKCN

Sldir

SLZER

SLOPE

Notes

CVALUE = VALUE + (SLOPE x (COORD - SLZER))

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Settings >Gradient

Main Menu >Solution >Settings >Gradient

SFL, LINE, Lab, VALI, VALJ, VAL2I, VAL2J

Specifies surface loads on lines of an area.

SOLUTION:SolidSurfaceLoads

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LINE

Lab

VALI, VALJ

VAL2I, VAL2J

Notes

Menu Paths

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

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

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Apply >Fluid-Struct >On Lines

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

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

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Apply >Rad Matrix >On Lines

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

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >Excitation >On Lines

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >Flag >On Lines

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >Fluid-Struct >On Lines

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >Impedance >On Lines

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >Other >On Lines

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >Rad Matrix >On Lines

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >Radiation >On Lines

SFLDELE, LINE, Lab

Deletes surface loads from lines.

SOLUTION:SolidSurfaceLoads

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LINE

Lab

Notes

Menu Paths

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

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

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

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Delete >Fluid-Struct >On Lines

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Delete >Heat Flux >On Lines

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

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

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

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Delete >Rad Matrix >On Lines

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

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

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >Convection >On Lines

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >Excitation >On Lines

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >Flag >On Lines

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >Fluid-Struct >On Lines

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >Heat Flux >On Lines

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >Impedance >On Lines

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >Other >On Lines

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >Pressure >On Lines

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >Rad Matrix >On Lines

Main Menu >Solution >Delete >Radiation >On Lines

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

SFLIST, NODE, Lab

Lists surface loads.

SOLUTION:FESurfaceLoads

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NODE

Lab

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >List >Loads >Surface Loads >On All Nodes

Utility Menu >List >Loads >Surface Loads >On Picked Nodes

SFLLIST, LINE, Lab

Lists the surface loads for lines.

SOLUTION:SolidSurfaceLoads

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LINE

Lab

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >List >Loads >Surface Loads >On All Lines

Utility Menu >List >Loads >Surface Loads >On Picked Lines

SFSCALE, Lab, FACT, FACT2

Scales surface loads on elements.

SOLUTION:FESurfaceLoads

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Lab

FACT

FACT2

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Operate >Surface Loads

Main Menu >Solution >Operate >Surface Loads

SFTRAN

Transfer the solid model surface loads to the finite element model.

SOLUTION:SolidSurfaceLoads

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Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Operate >Surface Loads

Main Menu >Solution >Operate >Surface Loads

/SHADE, WN, Type

Defines the type of surface shading used with Z-buffering.

GRAPHICS:Style

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WN

Type

Default: Facet shading.

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Style >Hidden-Line Options

SHELL, Loc

Selects a shell element or shell layer location for results output.

POST1:Controls POST26:Controls

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Loc

Default: Shell element (or layer) top location.

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >Options for Outp

Main Menu >TimeHist Postpro >Define Variables

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

Utility Menu >List >Results >Options

/SHOW, Fname, Ext, VECT, NCPL

Specifies the device and other parameters for graphics displays.

GRAPHICS:SetUp

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Fname

Ext

VECT

NCPL

Default: For interactive runs, display is shown on the screen; for batch runs, display commands are ignored (graphics file not written).

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Device Options

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Redirect Plots >To File

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Redirect Plots >To Screen

/SHOWDISP, Dname, -, -, NCPL

Defines the display driver name.

DISPLAY:SetUp

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Dname

-, -

NCPL

Menu Paths

DISPLAY Program

SHPP, Lab, VALUE1, VALUE2

Controls element shape checking.

PREP7:Meshing

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Lab

VALUE1

VALUE2

Default: All shape checking tests are on [SHPP,ON,ALL] with default shape parameter limits. Silent mode is off. Memory object storage of element shape parameters is on.

Notes

 ASPECT RATIO (EXCEPT FLOTRAN OR EMAG)
    QUAD OR TRIANGLE ELEMENT OR FACE
         WARNING TOLERANCE ( 1) =   20.00000
         ERROR TOLERANCE   ( 2) =  1000000.
 		
		
		
 MAXIMUM CORNER ANGLE IN DEGREES (EXCEPT FLOTRAN OR EMAG)
    TRIANGLE ELEMENT OR FACE
         WARNING TOLERANCE (15) =   165.0000
         ERROR TOLERANCE   (16) =   179.9000
SHPP,MODIFY,1,500
SHPP,MODIFY,16,170
Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Checking Ctrls >Shape Checking

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Checking Ctrls >Toggle Checks

/SHRINK, RATIO

Shrinks elements, lines, areas, and volumes for display clarity.

GRAPHICS:Scaling

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RATIO

Default: Full size entities.

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Style >Size and Shape

SLIST, SFIRST, SLAST, SINC, BRIEF

Summarizes the section properties for all defined sections in the current session of ANSYS.

PREP7:CrossSections

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SFIRST

SLAST

SINC

BRIEF

Notes

Sample Output

SECTION ID NUMBER:         1
BEAM SECTION TYPE:     Rectangle       
BEAM SECTION NAME IS:             
BEAM SECTION DATA SUMMARY:
 Area                 = 0.40000    
 Iyy                  = 0.13333E-02
 Iyz                  = 0.37947E-18
 Izz                  = 0.13333    
 Warping Constant     = 0.00000E+00
 Torsion Constant     = 0.51195E-02
 Center of Gravity Y  =-0.86736E-17
 Center of Gravity Z  =-0.10842E-17

 Beam Section is offset to CENTROID of cross section
Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Sections >List Sections

SLPPLOT, Prefer, VALUE

Displays line loops smaller than a specified size (for models imported from CAD files).

PREP7:CADRepair

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Prefer

VALUE

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Simplify >Small Loops

SLSPLOT, Prefer, VALUE

Displays line segments smaller than a specified size (for models imported from CAD files).

PREP7:CADRepair

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Prefer

VALUE

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Simplify >Small Lines

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

Finds the smallest of three variables.

POST26:Operations

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IR

IA, IB, IC

Name

-, -

FACTA, FACTB, FACTC

Notes

IR = smallest of (FACTA x IA, FACTB x IB, FACTC x IC)

Menu Paths

Main Menu >TimeHist Postpro >Math Operations >Find Minimum

SMAX, LabR, Lab1, Lab2, FACT1, FACT2

Forms an element table item from the maximum of two other items.

POST1:ElementTable

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LabR

Lab1

Lab2

FACT1

FACT2

Notes

LabR = (FACT1 x Lab1) cmx (FACT2 x Lab2)

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >Element Table >Find Maximum

SMBODY

Specifies "Body loads on the solid model" as the subsequent status topic.

SOLUTION:Status

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Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >List >Status >Solution >Body Loads

SMCONS

Specifies "Constraints on the solid model" as the subsequent status topic.

SOLUTION:Status

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Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >List >Status >Solution >DOF Constraints

SMFOR

Specifies "Forces on the solid model" as the subsequent status topic.

SOLUTION:Status

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Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >List >Status >Solution >Forces

SMIN, LabR, Lab1, Lab2, FACT1, FACT2

Forms an element table item from the minimum of two other items.

POST1:ElementTable

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LabR

Lab1

Lab2

FACT1

FACT2

Notes

LabR = (FACT1 x Lab1) cmn (FACT2 x Lab2)

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >Element Table >Find Minimum

SMRTSIZE, SIZLVL, FAC, EXPND, TRANS, ANGL, ANGH, GRATIO, SMHLC, SMANC, MXITR, SPRX

Specifies meshing parameters for automatic (smart) element sizing.

PREP7:Meshing

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SIZLVL

FAC

EXPND

TRANS

ANGL

ANGH

GRATIO

SMHLC

SMANC

MXITR

SPRX

Default: SmartSizing is off and DESIZE is used for automatic element sizing.

Notes

SIZ_LVL

FAC

EXPND

TRANS

ANGL

ANGH

GRATIO

SMHLC

SMANC

MXITR

SPRX

h

p

h

p

h

p

h

p

h

p

h

p

h

p

h

p

h

p

h

p

10
coarse

5.0

5.0

2.0

2.5

2.0 *

2.0

45.0

NA

45.0*

30.0

2.0

2.0

on

on

on

on

4*

4

off

off

9

3.0

4.0

1.75

2.35

2.0 *

2.0

36.0

NA

45.0*

30.0

1.9

1.9

on

on

on

on

4*

4

off

off

8

1.875

3.0

1.5

2.25

2.0 *

2.0

30.0

NA

45.0*

30.0

1.8

1.8

on

on

on

on

4*

4

off

off

7

1.5

2.5

1.0

1.7

2.0 *

2.0

26.0

NA

36.0*

30.0

1.7

1.7

on

on

on

on

4*

4

off

off

6 *

1.0*

1.875

1.0*

1.5

2.0 *

2.0

22.5*

NA

30.0*

30.0

1.5*

1.7

on

on

on

on

4*

4

off

off

5

0.65

1.5

1.0*

1.25

2.0 *

2.0

18.0

NA

27.0

30.0

1.5

1.6

off

on

on

on

4*

4

off

off

4

0.4

1.0

1.0*

1.0

2.0 *

2.0

15.0

NA

22.0

30.0

1.5

1.5

off

on

on

on

4*

4

off

off

3

0.3

0.8

1.0*

1.0

2.0 *

2.0

12.0

NA

18.0

22.0

1.5

1.5

off

off

on

on

4*

4

off

off

2

0.25

0.6

1.0*

1.0

2.0 *

2.0

10.0

NA

15.0

18.0

1.5

1.5

off

off

on

on

4*

4

off

off

1
fine

0.2

0.4

1.0*

1.0

2.0 *

2.0

7.5

NA

15.0

15.0

1.4

1.4

off

off

on

on

4*

4

off

off

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Size Cntrls >Adv Opts

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Size Cntrls >Basic

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Size Cntrls >Status

SMSURF

Specifies "Surface loads on the solid model" as the subsequent status topic.

SOLUTION:Status

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Menu Paths

Utility Menu >List >Status >Solution >Surface Loads

SMULT, LabR, Lab1, Lab2, FACT1, FACT2

Forms an element table item by multiplying two other items.

POST1:ElementTable

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LabR

Lab1

Lab2

FACT1

FACT2

Notes

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

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >Element Table >Multiply

SOLCONTROL, Key1, Key2

Specifies whether to use optimized nonlinear solution defaults and some enhanced internal solution algorithms.

SOLUTION:AnalysisOptions

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Key1

Key2

Notes

Choose NLGEOM,ON for large displacement/strain analysis.

Provide the initial step size through the NSUB or DELTIM command.

1 Read the *.CDB files into ANSYS.

2 Enter the solution processor [/SOLU].

3 Issue SOLCONTROL,ON.

4 Issue the desired control commands to overwrite the SOLCONTROL defaults as needed.

SOLCONTROL Default States Table

Command

Argument

SOLCONTROL ON

SOLCONTROL OFF

General Options

NSUBST

NSBSTP

1 load step if contact elements TARGE169, TARGE170, CONTA171, CONTA172, CONTA173, CONTA174 are not present; if these elements are present, 1 or 1/20 of the load step

Previously specified value. If no specified value, defaults to 1.

NSBMX

Determined by ANSYS

Previously specified value. If no specified value, defaults to NSBSTP.

NSBMN

Determined by ANSYS

Previously specified value. If no specified value, defaluts to 1.

Carry

Determined by ANSYS

OFF

DELTIM

DTIME

1 time span of the load step if contact elements TARGE169, TARGE170, CONTA171, CONTA172, CONTA173, CONTA174 are not present; if these elements are present, 1 or 1/20 of the time span of the load step

Previously specified value, if any.

DTMIN

Determined by ANSYS

Previously specified value. If no specified value, defaults to DTIME

DTMAX

Determined by ANSYS

Previously specified value. If no specified value, defaults to time span of load step.

Carry

Determined by ANSYS

OFF

KBC

KEY

0 for static nonlinear, structural and thermal (steady state) analyses.
1 for transient structural and thermal analyses.

0 for all types of transient or nonlinear analysis

AUTOTS

Key

Chosen by program

OFF

EQSLV

Uses sparse solver. If PCG solver is chosen, sets multiplier to 2.0 for Newton-Raphson iteration.

Uses frontal solver. If PCG solver is chosen, sets multiplier to 1.0 for Newton-Raphson iteration.

CDWRITE and LSWRITE

Does not write default values for most of the relevant solution control commands or options listed in this table.

Write all the default values for solution control commands.

MONITOR

Active

Not available

Nonlinear Options

CNVTOL

TOLER

Force or moment convergence tolerance = 0.5%
Displacement tolerance = 5%

Force or moment convergence tolerance = 0.1%
Dispalcement tolerance not checked.

MINREF

0.01 for force or moment; for heat flow and others the same as SOLCONTROL,OFF

For force or moment, 1.0
for heat flow, 1.0E-6
otherwise, 0

NEQIT

NEQIT

Between 15 & 26, depending on the physics of the problem.

25

ARCLEN

A more aggressive scheme to open-up time step is used. A more stable ARCLEN algorithm is used.

Use ARCLEN as in Release 5.3.

PRED

Sskey

On, unless ROTX,ROTY, and ROTZ are present, or element 65 is present.

OFF

LNSRCH

Key

Automatically turned ON when contact elements present.

OFF

CUTCONTROL

PLSLIMIT

15%

5%

NPOINT

13

20

OPNCONTROL

TEMP

.01

Not Available

NUMSTEP

3

SSTIF

Key

ON for geometrically nonlinear analysis (NLGEOM, ON).

OFF

NROPT

ADPTKY

OFF, except: when frictional contact exists; when elelments 12, 26, 48, 49 or 52 are present; or when plasticity exists and one of the elements 20, 23, 24 or 60 is present.

Automatically toggled on and off depending on whether plasicity or frictional contact exists or not.

TINTP

THETA

1.0

.05

TOL

0.0

.02

Element Options

CONTAC12, CONTAC26,
CONTAC52

Time prediction independent of KEYOPT(7) (default) except when requested.

Time prediction depending on KEYOPT(7).

CONTAC12, CONTAC26,
CONTAC48, CONTAC49,
CONTAC52

Adaptive descent ON when friction is present.

Same

PIPE20, BEAM23,
BEAM24, PIPE60

Adaptive descent ON when plasticity is present.

Same

BEAM4,
SHELL63, SHELL143

Consistent tangent KEYOPT(2)=1 when NLGEOM,ON.

KEYOPT(2)=0

Algorithm Behavior

Deformed element shape (Jacobi) check used as criteria for early bisection

Active

Not available

Euler backward theta (for first order equations)

1.0 for thermal analysis.

0.0

Log file

Does not write default values for any of the relevant commands or options listed in this table.

Write all the default values for solution controls commands.

Moment reference values

Automatically corrected when values become too small by using a reaction force times an element characteristic length.

When zero CONVTOL, MINREF value is used.

Automatic time step scheme

Check on non-convergent patterns. Time step is opened up less aggressively; the increase factor (used in calculating the degree in which the time step is opened) = 1.5 (in most cases). The calculation also takes into account the physics of the problem.

Check on non-convergent patterns not implemented. Time step is opened up more aggressively; the increase factor = 2.0 (in most cases). No physics dependency involved.

Reset of all solution control defaults in one command.

SOLCONTROL,ON or SOLCONTROL,OFF

Not available

Nonlinear convergence criterion

When force norm is smaller than 1, the calculated force value is still used as the REF value. If the calculated force value is approaching machine zero, the MINREF value is used as REF.

When force norm is smaller than 1, the MINREF value is used as the REF value.

Warning message printed when negative diagonal in matrix is discovered.

Simplified message, not printed in some cases.

Detailed message printed for each iteration.

Stop button

Available in GUI. Jobname.ABT file can also be used.

Use Jobname.ABT file to control normal abort.

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Solution >Solution Ctrl

/SOLU

Enters the solution processor.

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Menu Paths

Main Menu >Solution

SOLU, NVAR, Item, Comp, Name

Specifies solution summary data per substep to be stored.

POST26:SetUp

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NVAR

Item

Comp

Name

Notes

Item

Comp

Description

ALLF

Total arc-length load factor (ratio of the load at equilibrium to the total applied load)

ALDLF

Arc-length load factor increment (change in ALLF)

ARCL

Normalized arc-length radius

CNVG

Convergence indicator.

CRPRAT

Maximum creep ratio.

CSCV

Current segment convergence value.

CUCV

Current convergence value.

DICV

Displacement convergence value.

DSPRM

Descent parameter.

DTIME

Time step size.

EQIT

Number of equilibrium iterations.

FFCV

Fluid flow convergence value.

FOCV

Force convergence value.

HFCV

Heat flow convergence value.

NC48

Number of nonconverged CONTAC48 elements.

NC49

Number of nonconverged CONTAC49 elements.

NCMIT

Cumulative number of iterations.

NCMLS

Cumulative number of loadsteps

NCMSS

Cumulative number of substeps

MFCV

Magnetic flux convergence value.

MOCV

Moment convergence value.

MXDVL

Maximum degree of freedom value.

PRCV

Pressure convergence value.

PSINC

Maximum plastic strain increment.

RESFRQ

Response frequency for 2nd order systems.

RESEIG

Response eigenvalue for 1st order systems.

ROCV

Rotation convergence value.

SMCV

Scalar magnetic potential convergence value.

TECV

Temperature convergence value.

VECV

Velocity convergence value.

VOCV

Voltage convergence value.

VMCV

Vector magnetic potential convergence value.

Menu Paths

Main Menu >TimeHist Postpro >Define Variables

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

SOLUOPT

Specifies "Solution options" as the subsequent status topic.

SOLUTION:Status

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Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >List >Status >Solution >General

SOLVE

Starts a solution.

SOLUTION:AnalysisOptions

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Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Solution >Current LS

Main Menu >Solution >Run FLOTRAN

Main Menu >Solution >Solve

SORT

Specifies "Sort settings" as the subsequent status topic.

POST1:Status

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Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >List >Status >General Postproc >Sort Module

SOURCE, X, Y, Z

Defines a default location for undefined nodes or keypoints.

PREP7:Keypoints PREP7:Nodes

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X, Y, Z

Default: Global Cartesian origin.

Notes

Menu Paths

This command cannot be accessed directly in the menu.

SPACE, NODE

Defines a space node for radiation.

AUX12:RadiationSubstructures

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NODE

Default: No space node (no radiation to space).

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Radiation Matrix >Other Settings

SPARM, Porti, Portj

Calculates scattering (S) parameters between ports of a waveguide.

POST1:Magnetics

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Porti

Portj

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >Elec&Mag Calc >S-Parameters

SPEC

Specifies "Miscellaneous specifications" as the subsequent status topic.

POST1:Status

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Notes

Menu Paths

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

SPH4, XCENTER, YCENTER, RAD1, RAD2

Creates a spherical volume anywhere on the working plane.

PREP7:Primitives

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XCENTER, YCENTER

RAD1, RAD2

Notes

Menu Paths (IGES Only)

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Solid Sphere

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Sphere >Hollow Sphere

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Sphere >Solid Sphere

SPH5, XEDGE1, YEDGE1, XEDGE2, YEDGE2

Creates a spherical volume by diameter end points.

PREP7:Primitives

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XEDGE1, YEDGE1

XEDGE2, YEDGE2

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Sphere >By End Points

SPHERE, RAD1, RAD2, THETA1, THETA2

Creates a spherical volume centered about the working plane origin.

PREP7:Primitives

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RAD1, RAD2

THETA1, THETA2

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Sphere >By Dimensions

SPLINE, P1, P2, P3, P4, P5, P6, XV1, YV1, ZV1, XV6, YV6, ZV6

Generates a segmented spline through a series of keypoints.

PREP7:Lines

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P1, P2, P3, P4, P5, P6

XV1, YV1, ZV1

XV6, YV6, ZV6

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Splines >Segmented Spline

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Splines >With Options >Segmented Spline

SPOINT, NODE, X, Y, Z

Defines a point for moment summations.

POST1:SpecialPurpose

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NODE

X, Y, Z

Default: No point is defined by default; you must either specify a node or coordinates..

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >Nodal Calcs >At Node

Main Menu >General Postproc >Nodal Calcs >At XYZ Loc

SPOPT, Sptype, NMODE, Elcalc

Selects the spectrum type and other spectrum options.

SOLUTION:SpectrumOptions

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Sptype

NMODE

Elcalc

Notes

Product Restrictions

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Analysis Options

Main Menu >Solution >Analysis Options

SPREAD, VALUE

Turns on a dashed tolerance curve for the subsequent curve plots.

POST26:Display

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VALUE

Default: No tolerance curve.

Menu Paths

Main Menu >TimeHist Postpro >Settings >Graph

SPTOPT

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

SOLUTION:Status

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Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Spectrum >Show Status

Main Menu >Solution >Spectrum >Show Status

Utility Menu >List >Status >Solution >Spectrum Options

SQRT, IR, IA, -, -, Name, -, -, FACTA

Forms the square root of a variable.

POST26:Operations

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IR

IA

-, -

Name

-, -

FACTA

Notes



Menu Paths

Main Menu >TimeHist Postpro >Math Operations >Square Root

SRCS, NTURN, CURR, FREQ, PSYM, CSYM

Calculates terminal parameters for a stranded coil in a linear static analysis.

POST1:Magnetics

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NTURN

CURR

FREQ

PSYM

CSYM

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >Elec&Mag Calc >Terminal Par

SRSS, SIGNIF, Label

Specifies the square root of sum of squares mode combination method.

SOLUTION:SpectrumOptions

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SIGNIF

Label

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Spectrum >Mode Combine

Main Menu >Solution >Spectrum >Mode Combine

/SSCALE, WN, SMULT

Sets the contour multiplier for topographic displays.

GRAPHICS:Scaling

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WN

SMULT

Default: No topographic contour effects.

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Style >Contours >Contour Style

SSLN, FACT, SIZE

Selects and displays small lines in the model.

PREP7:Lines

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FACT

SIZE

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Check Geom >Sel Small Lines

SSTIF, Key

Activates stress stiffness effects in a nonlinear analysis.

SOLUTION:NonlinearOptions

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Key

Default: SSTIF will be turned on if NLGEOM,ON; otherwise it will be turned off.

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Analysis Options

Main Menu >Solution >Analysis Options

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Analysis Options

Main Menu >Solution >Analysis Options

SSUM

Calculates and prints the sum of element table items.

POST1:ElementTable

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Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >Element Table >Sum of Each Item

STAT

Displays the status of database settings.

DATABASE:SetUp DISPLAY:Action

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Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >List >Status >(type of status)

*STATUS, Par, IMIN, IMAX, JMIN, JMAX, KMIN, KMAX

Lists the current parameters and abbreviations.

APDL:Parameters

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Par

IMIN, IMAX, JMIN, JMAX, KMIN, KMAX

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >List >Other >Named Parameter

Utility Menu >List >Other >Parameters

Utility Menu >List >Status >Parameters >All Parameters

Utility Menu >List >Status >Parameters >Named Parameters

/STATUS, Lab

Lists the status of items for the run.

SESSION:RunControls

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Lab

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >List >Status >Global Status

STEF, VALUE

Specifies Stefan-Boltzmann radiation constant.

AUX12:RadiationSubstructures

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VALUE

Default: 0.119E-10 Btu/hr/in2/R4.

Notes

Menu Paths

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

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Apply >Radiation >On Elements

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

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

Main Menu >Radiation Matrix >Other Settings

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >Radiation >On Areas

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >Radiation >On Elements

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >Radiation >On Lines

Main Menu >Solution >Apply >Radiation >On Nodes

/STITLE, NLINE, Title

Defines subtitles.

DATABASE:SetUp

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NLINE

Title

Notes

Menu Paths

This command cannot be accessed directly in the menu.

STORE, Lab, NPTS

Stores data in the database for the defined variables.

POST26:SetUp

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Lab

NPTS

Default: Merge newly-defined variables with previously stored variables for the time points stored in memory using the current specifications. If STORE is preceded by TIMERANGE or NSTORE, the default is STORE,NEW.

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >TimeHist Postpro >Store Data

SUBOPT, SUBSIZ, NPAD, NPERBK, NUMSSI, NSHIFT, Strmck, JCGITR

Specifies options for subspace iteration eigenvalue extraction.

SOLUTION:NonlinearOptions SOLUTION:DynamicOptions

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SUBSIZ

NPAD

NPERBK

NUMSSI

NSHIFT

Strmck

CGITR

Default: As described for the option defaults above.

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Analysis Options

Main Menu >Solution >Analysis Options

SUBSET, Lstep, SBSTEP, FACT, KIMG, TIME, ANGLE, NSET

Reads results for the selected portions of the model.

POST1:SetUp

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Lstep

SBSTEP

FACT

KIMG

TIME

ANGLE

NSET

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >By Load Step

Main Menu >General Postproc >By Set Number

Main Menu >General Postproc >By Time/Freq

SUMTYPE, Label

Sets the type of summation to be used in the following load case operations.

POST1:Results

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Label

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >Load Case >Stress Options

SV, DAMP, SV1, SV2, SV3, SV4, SV5, SV6, SV7, SV8, SV9

Defines spectrum values to be associated with frequency points.

SOLUTION:SpectrumOptions

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DAMP

SV1, SV2, SV3, SV4, SV5, SV6, SV7, SV8, SV9

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Spectrum >Spectr Values

Main Menu >Solution >Spectrum >Spectr Values

SVTYP, KSV, FACT

Defines the type of single-point response spectrum.

SOLUTION:SpectrumOptions

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KSV

FACT

Default: Seismic velocity response spectrum.

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Spectrum >Settings

Main Menu >Solution >Spectrum >Settings

/SYP, String, ARG1, ARG2, ARG3, ARG4, ARG5, ARG6, ARG7, ARG8

Passes a command string and arguments to the operating system.

SESSION:RunControls

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String

ARG1, ARG2, ARG3, ARG4, ARG5, ARG6, ARG7, ARG8

Notes

Menu Paths

This command cannot be accessed directly in the menu.

/SYS, String

Passes a command string to the operating system.

SESSION:RunControls

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String

Notes

Menu Paths

This command cannot be accessed directly in the menu.