V

V (UP19980820 ) V, P1, P2, P3, P4, P5, P6, P7, P8

Defines a volume through keypoints.

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P1

P2

P3

P4

P5

P6

P7

P8

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Arbitrary >Through KPs

VA, A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A8, A9, A10

Generates a volume bounded by existing areas.

PREP7:Volumes

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A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A8, A9, A10

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Arbitrary >By Areas

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Volume by Areas

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Geom Repair >Create Volume

*VABS, KABSR, KABS1, KABS2, KABS3

Applies the absolute value function to array parameters.

APDL:ArrayParameters

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KABSR

KABS1

KABS2

KABS3

Default: Do not use absolute values.

Notes

ParR = |f(|Par1|)|

ParR = |(|Par1| o |Par2|)|

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >Parameters >Array Operations >Operation Settings

VADD, NV1, NV2, NV3, NV4, NV5, NV6, NV7, NV8, NV9

Adds separate volumes to create a single volume.

PREP7:Booleans

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NV1, NV2, NV3, NV4, NV5, NV6, NV7, NV8, NV9

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Operate >Add >Volumes

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Operate >Volumes

VALVE, NLOC, LENG, MASS, SIF, FLEX, ARINS, ELEM

Defines a valve in a piping run.

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NLOC

LENG

MASS

SIF

FLEX

ARINS

ELEM

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Create >Piping Models >Valve

VARDEL, NVAR

Deletes a variable (GUI).

POST26:SetUp

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NVAR

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >TimeHist Postpro >Define Variables

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

VARNAM, IR, Name

Names (or renames) a variable.

POST26:SetUp

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IR

Name

Menu Paths

Main Menu >TimeHist Postpro >Settings >Graph

Main Menu >TimeHist Postpro >Settings >List

VATT, MAT, REAL, TYPE, ESYS

Associates element attributes with the selected, unmeshed volumes.

PREP7:Meshing

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MAT, REAL, TYPE, ESYS

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Define >All Volumes

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Define >Picked Volumes

VCLEAR, NV1, NV2, NINC

Deletes nodes and volume elements associated with selected volumes.

PREP7:Meshing

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NV1, NV2, NINC

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Clear >Volumes

*VCOL, NCOL1, NCOL2

Specifies the number of columns in matrix operations.

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NCOL1

NCOL2

Default: Fill all locations of the result array from the specified starting location.

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >Parameters >Array Operations >Operation Settings

/VCONE, WN, PHI

Defines the view cone angle for perspective displays.

GRAPHICS:Views

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WN

PHI

Default: 0.0 degrees (no perspective (parallel projection)).

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >View Settings >Perspective View

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

Forms element table items from the cross product of two vectors.

POST1:ElementTable

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LabXR, LabYR, LabZR

LabX1, LabY1, LabZ1

LabX2, LabY2, LabZ2

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >Element Table >Cross Product

*VCUM, KEY

Allows array parameter results to add to existing results.

APDL:ArrayParameters

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KEY

Default: Overwrite results.

Notes

ParR = ParR + ParR(previous)

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >Parameters >Array Operations >Operation Settings

VCVFILL, A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, A9, A10

Fills cavities and bosses in volumes (for models imported from CAD files).

PREP7:CADRepair

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A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, A9, A10

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Simplify >Fill Cavity

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Simplify >Remove Boss

VDDAM, VF, VA, VB, VC

Specifies the velocity spectrum computation constants for the analysis of shock resistance of shipboard structures.

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VF

VA, VB, VC

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Loads >Spectrum >DDAM Options

Main Menu >Solution >Spectrum >DDAM Options

VDELE, NV1, NV2, NINC, KSWP

Deletes unmeshed volumes.

PREP7:Volumes

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NV1, NV2, NINC

KSWP

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Delete >Volume and Below

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Delete >Volumes Only

VDGL, NV1, NV2, NINC

Lists keypoints of a volume that lie on a parametric degeneracy.

PREP7:Volumes

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NV1, NV2, NINC

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Check Geom >Show Degeneracy >List Degen Volus

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Operate >Show Degeneracy >List Degen Volus

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

Forms an element table item from the dot product of two vectors.

POST1:ElementTable

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LabR

LabX1, LabY1, LabZ1

LabX2, LabY2, LabZ2

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >Element Table >Dot Product

VDRAG, NA1, NA2, NA3, NA4, NA5, NA6, NLP1, NLP2, NLP3, NLP4, NLP5, NLP6

Generates volumes by dragging an area pattern along a path.

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NA1, NA2, NA3, NA4, NA5, NA6

NLP1, NLP2, NLP3, NLP4, NLP5, NLP6

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Operate >Extrude / Sweep >Along Lines

*VEDIT, Par

Allows numerical array parameters to be graphically edited.

APDL:ArrayParameters

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Par

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >Parameters >Array Parameters >Define/Edit

VEXT, NA1, NA2, NINC, DX, DY, DZ, RX, RY, RZ

Generates additional volumes by extruding areas.

PREP7:Volumes

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NA1, NA2, NINC

DX, DY, DZ

RX, RY, RZ

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Operate >Extrude / Sweep >By XYZ Offset

*VFACT, FACTR, FACT1, FACT2, FACT3

Applies a scale factor to array parameters.

APDL:ArrayParameters

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FACTR

FACT1

FACT2

FACT3

Default: Use 1.0 for all scale factors.

Notes

ParR = FACTR*f(FACT1*Par1)

or, ParR = FACTR*(FACT1*Par1) o (FACT2*Par2))

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >Parameters >Array Operations >Operation Settings

*VFILL, ParR, Func, CON1, CON2, CON3, CON4, CON5, CON6, CON7, CON8, CON9, CON10

Fills an array parameter.

APDL:Parameters

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ParR

Func

CON1, CON2, CON3, CON4, CON5, CON6, CON7, CON8, CON9, CON10

Notes

ParR = f(CON1,CON2, ... )

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >Parameters >Array Parameters >Fill

*VFUN, ParR, Func, Par1, CON1, CON2, CON3

Performs a function on a single array parameter.

APDL:ArrayParameters

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ParR

Func

Par1

CON1, CON2, CON3

Notes

ParR = f(Par1)

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >Parameters >Array Operations >Vector Functions

VGEN, ITIME, NV1, NV2, NINC, DX, DY, DZ, KINC, NOELEM, IMOVE

Generates additional volumes from a pattern of volumes.

PREP7:Volumes

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ITIME

NV1, NV2, NINC

DX, DY, DZ

KINC

NOELEM

IMOVE

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Copy >Volumes

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Move / Modify >Volumes

*VGET, ParR, Entity, ENTNUM, Item1, IT1NUM, Item2, IT2NUM, KLOOP

Retrieves values into an array parameter.

APDL:Parameters

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ParR

Entity

ENTNUM

Item1

IT1NUM

Item2, IT2NUM

KLOOP

Notes

ParR = f(Entity,ENTNUM,Item1,IT1NUM,Item2,IT2NUM)

PREP7 Items

Entity=NODE, ENTNUM=n (n is the node number)

Item1

IT1NUM

Description

LOC

X,Y,Z

X, Y, or Z location in the active coordinate system.

ANG

XY,YZ,ZX

THXY, THYZ, THZX rotation angle.

NSEL

Select status of node n (-1 - unselected, 0 - undefined,
1 - selected).

Entity=ELEM, ENTNUM=n (n is the element number)

Item1

IT1NUM

Description

NODE

1,2,--20

Node number at position 1,2,--- 20 of element n.

CENT

X,Y,Z

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

ADJ

1,2,--6

Number of element adjacent to face 1,2,-- 6.

ATTR

name

Number assigned to attribute (name=MAT,TYPE,REAL,ESYS, or ENAM). A zero is returned if the element is unselected.

GEOM

Characteristic element geometry. Length of line element (straight line between ends), area of area element, or volume of volume element.

Issuing *VGET for an element returns a signed value. To always get a positive value, issue *VABS,1 just prior to issuing *VGET,par(n),ELEM,x,GEOM.

ESEL

Select status of element n (-1 - unselected, 0 - undefined, 1 - selected).

SHPAR

Test

Element shape test result for selected element n, where Test=ANGD (SHELL28 corner angle deviation), ASPE (aspect ratio), JACR (Jacobian ratio), MAXA (maximum corner angle), PARA (deviation from parallelism of opposite edges), or WARP (warping factor).

Entity=KP, ENTNUM=n (n is the keypoint number)

Item1

IT1NUM

Description

LOC

X,Y,Z

X, Y, or Z location in the active coordinate system.

ATTR

name

Number assigned to attribute (name=MAT,TYPE,REAL,ESYS,NODE or ELEM).

DIV

Divisions (element size setting) from KESIZE command.

KSEL

Select status of keypoint n (-1 - unselected, 0 - undefined, 1 - selected).

Entity=LINE, ENTNUM=n (n is the line number)

Item1

IT1NUM

Description

KP

1,2

Keypoint number at position 1 or 2.

ATTR

name

Number assigned to attribute (name=MAT, TYPE, REAL, ESYS, NNOD, NELM, or NDIV). NNOD=number of nodes, NELM=number of elements, NDIV=number of divisions.

LENG

Length.

LSEL

Select status of line n (-1 - unselected, 0 - undefined, 1 - selected).

Entity=AREA, ENTNUM=n (n is the area number)

Item1

IT1NUM

Description

LOOP

1,2,-- l

Loop number. Must be input if LINE number is to be retrieved.

Item2

IT2NUM

Description

LINE

1,2,--p

Line number at position 1,2,--- p.

ATTR

name

Number assigned to attribute (name=MAT, TYPE, REAL, ESYS, NNOD, or NELM). NNOD=number of nodes, NELM=number of elements.

AREA

Area (after last ASUM).

ASEL

Select status of area n (-1 - unselected, 0 - undefined, 1 - selected).

Entity=VOLU, ENTNUM=n (n is the volume number)

Item1

IT1NUM

Description

SHELL

1,2,--l

Shell number. Must be input if AREA number is to be retrieved.

Item2

IT2NUM

Description

AREA

1,2,--p

Area number at position 1,2,--- p.

ATTR

name

Number assigned to attribute (name=MAT,TYPE,REAL,ESYS,NNOD, or NELM). NNOD=number of nodes, NELM=number of elements.

VOLU

Volume (after last VSUM).

VSEL

Select status of volume n (-1 - unselected, 0 - undefined, 1 - selected).

Entity=CDSY, ENTNUM=n (n is the coordinate system number)

Item1

IT1NUM

Description

LOC

X,Y,Z

X, Y, or Z origin location (global Cartesian coordinate).

ANG

XY,YZ,ZX

THXY, THYZ, or THZX rotation angle () relative to the global Cartesian coordinate system.

ATTR

name

Number assigned to attribute (name=KCS,KTHET,KPHI,PAR1, or PAR2). A -1.0 is returned for KCS if coordinate system is undefined).

Entity=RCON, ENTNUM=n (n is the real constant set number)

Item1

IT1NUM

Description

CONST

1,2,--m

Real constant value for constant 1,2,--- m.

Entity=TBlab, ENTNUM=n (TBlab is a data table label: BKIN,MKIN,MISO, etc. as described on the TB command. n is the material number).

Item1

IT1NUM

Description

TEMP

val

Temperature value (if any) at which to retrieve table data.

Item2

IT2NUM

Description

CONST

num

Constant number whose value is to be retrieved (see Section 2.5 of the ANSYS Elements Reference). For constants input as X,Y points, the constant numbers are consecutive with the X constants being the odd numbers, beginning with one.

POST1 Items

Vector items are in the active results coordinate system, unless otherwise specified.

Entity=NODE, ENTNUM=n (n is the node number)

Valid labels for nodal degree of freedom results are:

Item1

IT1NUM

Description

U

X,Y,Z

X, Y, or Z structural displacement.

ROT

X,Y,Z

X, Y, or Z structural rotation.

TEMP

Temperature.

PRES

Pressure.

VOLT

Electric potential.

MAG

Magnetic scalar potential.

V

X,Y,Z

X, Y, or Z fluid velocity.

A

X,Y,Z

X, Y, or Z magnetic vector potential.

CURR

Current.

EMF

Electromotive force drop.

ENKE

Turbulent kinetic energy (FLOTRAN).

ENDS

Turbulent energy dissipation (FLOTRAN).

Valid labels for element nodal results are:

Item1

IT1NUM

Description

S

''

''

X,Y,Z,

XY,YZ,XZ

1,2,3

INT,EQV

Component stress.

Principal stress.

Stress intensity or equivalent stress.

EPTO

''

''

''

X,Y,Z,

XY,YZ,XZ

1,2,3

INT,EQV

Component total strain (EPEL + EPPL + EPCR).

Principal total strain.

Total strain intensity or total equivalent strain.

EPEL

''

''

''

X,Y,Z,

XY,YZ,XZ

1,2,3

INT,EQV

Component elastic strain.

Principal elastic strain.

Elastic strain intensity or elastic equivalent strain.

EPPL

''

''

''

X,Y,Z,

XY,YZ,XZ

1,2,3

INT,EQV

Component plastic strain.

Principal plastic strain.

Plastic strain intensity or plastic equivalent strain.

EPCR

''

''

''

X,Y,Z,

XY,YZ,XZ

1,2,3

INT,EQV

Component creep strain.

Principal creep strain.

Creep strain intensity or creep equivalent strain.

EPTH

''

''

''

X,Y,Z,

XY,YZ,XZ

1,2,3

INT,EQV

Component thermal strain.

Principal thermal strain.

Thermal strain intensity or thermal equivalent strain.

EPSW

Swelling strain.

NL

''

''

''

''

''

SEPL

SRAT

HPRES

EPEQ

PSV

PLWK

Equivalent stress (from stress-strain curve).

Stress state ratio.

Hydrostatic pressure.

Accumulated equivalent plastic strain.

Plastic state variable.

Plastic work/volume.

HS

X,Y,Z

Component magnetic field intensity from current sources (in the global Cartesian coordinate system).

BFE

TEMP

Body temperatures (calculated from applied temperatures) as used in solution.

TG

X,Y,Z,SUM

Component thermal gradient and sum.

TF

X,Y,Z,SUM

Component thermal flux and sum.

PG

X,Y,Z,SUM

Component pressure gradient and sum.

EF

X,Y,Z,SUM

Component electric field and sum.

D

X,Y,Z,SUM

Component electric flux density and sum.

H

X,Y,Z,SUM

Component magnetic field intensity and sum.

B

X,Y,Z,SUM

Component magnetic flux density and sum.

FMAG

X,Y,Z,SUM

Component magnetic force and sum.

Valid labels for FLOTRAN nodal results are:

Item1

IT1NUM

Description

TTOT

Total temperature.

HFLU

Heat flux.

HFLM

Heat transfer (film) coefficient.

Fluid laminar conductivity.

COND

PCOE

Pressure coefficient.

PTOT

Total (stagnation) pressure.

MACH

Mach number.

STRM

Stream function. (2-D applications only.)

DENS

Fluid density.

VISC

Fluid laminar viscosity.

EVIS

Fluid effective viscosity.

ECON

Fluid effective conductivity.

YPLU

Y+, a turbulent law of the wall parameter.

TAUW

Shear stress at the wall.

Entity=ELEM, ENTNUM=n (n is the element number)

Valid labels for element results are:

Item1

IT1NUM

Description

ETAB

Lab

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

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >Parameters >Get Array Data

VGET, Par, IR, TSTRT, KCPLX

Moves a variable into an array parameter vector.

POST26:SpecialPurpose

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Par

IR

TSTRT

KCPLX

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >TimeHist Postpro >Table Operations >Variable to Par

VGLUE, NV1, NV2, NV3, NV4, NV5, NV6, NV7, NV8, NV9

Generates new volumes by "gluing" volumes.

PREP7:Booleans

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NV1, NV2, NV3, NV4, NV5, NV6, NV7, NV8, NV9

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Operate >Glue >Volumes

/VIEW, WN, XV, YV, ZV

Defines the viewing direction for the display.

GRAPHICS:Views

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WN

XV, YV, ZV

Default: 0,0,1 view. The default reference orientation is X-axis horizontal to the right, Y-axis vertical upward, and Z-axis out from the screen (normal). See /VUP command to change reference orientation.

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Pan, Zoom, Rotate

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >View Settings >Viewing Direction

VIMP, VOL, CHGBND, IMPLEVEL

Improves the quality of the tetrahedral elements in the selected volume(s).

PREP7:Meshing

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VOL

CHGBND

IMPLEVEL

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Modify Mesh >Improve Tets >Volumes

VINP, NV1, NV2, NV3, NV4, NV5, NV6, NV7, NV8, NV9

Finds the pairwise intersection of volumes.

PREP7:Booleans

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NV1, NV2, NV3, NV4, NV5, NV6, NV7, NV8, NV9

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Operate >Intersect >Volumes

VINV, NV1, NV2, NV3, NV4, NV5, NV6, NV7, NV8, NV9

Finds the intersection of volumes.

PREP7:Booleans

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NV1, NV2, NV3, NV4, NV5, NV6, NV7, NV8, NV9

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Operate >Intersect >Volumes

*VITRP, ParR, ParT, ParI, ParJ, ParK

Forms an array parameter by interpolation of a table.

APDL:ArrayParameters

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ParR

ParT

ParI

ParJ

ParK

Notes

ParR = f(ParT,ParI,ParJ,ParK)

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >Parameters >Array Operations >Vector Interpolate

*VLEN, NROW, NINC

Specifies the number of rows to be used in array parameter operations.

APDL:ArrayParameters

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NROW

NINC

Default: Fill all locations of the result array from the specified starting location.

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >Parameters >Array Operations >Operation Settings

VLIST, NV1, NV2, NINC

Lists the defined volumes.

PREP7:Volumes

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NV1, NV2, NINC

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >List >Picked Entities >Volumes

Utility Menu >List >Volumes

VLSCALE, NV1, NV2, NINC, RX, RY, RZ, KINC, NOELEM, IMOVE

Generates a scaled set of volumes from a pattern of volumes.

PREP7:Volumes

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NV1, NV2, NINC

RX, RY, RZ

KINC

NOELEM

IMOVE

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Operate >Scale >Volumes

*VMASK, Par

Specifies an array parameter as a masking vector.

APDL:ArrayParameters

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Par

Default: No mask parameter specified (use true for all operations).

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >Parameters >Array Operations >Operation Settings

VMESH, NV1, NV2, NINC

Generates nodes and volume elements within volumes.

PREP7:Meshing

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NV1, NV2, NINC

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Mesh >Free

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

VOFFST, NAREA, DIST, KINC

Generates a volume, offset from a given area.

PREP7:Volumes

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NAREA

DIST

KINC

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Operate >Extrude / Sweep >Along Normal

VOLUMES

Specifies "Volumes" as the subsequent status topic.

PREP7:Status

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Notes

Menu Paths

This command cannot be accessed directly in the menu.

*VOPER, ParR, Par1, Oper, Par2, CON1, CON2

Operates on two array parameters.

APDL:ArrayParameters

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ParR

Par1

Oper

Par2

CON1

CON2

Notes

ParR = Par1 o Par2

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >Parameters >Array Operations >Vector Operations

VOVLAP, NV1, NV2, NV3, NV4, NV5, NV6, NV7, NV8, NV9

Overlaps volumes.

PREP7:Booleans

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NV1, NV2, NV3, NV4, NV5, NV6, NV7, NV8, NV9

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Operate >Overlap >Volumes

*VPLOT, ParX, ParY, Y2, Y3, Y4, Y5, Y6, Y7, Y8

Graphs columns (vectors) of array parameters.

APDL:ArrayParameters

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ParX

ParY

Y2, Y3, Y4, Y5, Y6, Y7, Y8

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >Plot >Array Parameters

VPLOT, NV1, NV2, NINC, DEGEN, SCALE

Displays the selected volumes.

PREP7:Volumes

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NV1, NV2, NINC

DEGEN

SCALE

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Check Geom >Show Degeneracy >Plot Degen Volus

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Operate >Show Degeneracy >Plot Degen Volus

Utility Menu >Plot >Specified Entities >Volumes

Utility Menu >Plot >Volumes

VPTN, NV1, NV2, NV3, NV4, NV5, NV6, NV7, NV8, NV9

Partitions volumes.

PREP7:Booleans

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NV1, NV2, NV3, NV4, NV5, NV6, NV7, NV8, NV9

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Operate >Partition >Volumes

*VPUT, ParR, Entity, ENTNUM, Item1, IT1NUM, Item2, IT2NUM, KLOOP

Restores array parameter values into the ANSYS database.

APDL:ArrayParameters

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ParR

Entity

ENTNUM

Item1

IT1NUM

Item2, IT2NUM

KLOOP

Notes

POST1 Items

Entity=NODE, ENTNUM=n (n is the node number)

Valid labels for nodal degree of freedom results are:

Item1

IT1NUM

Description

U

X,Y,Z

X, Y, Or Z Structural Displacement.

Rot

X,Y,Z

X, Y, Or Z Structural Rotation.

Temp

Temperature.

Pres

Pressure.

Volt

Electric Potential.

Mag

Magnetic Scalar Potential.

V

X,Y,Z

X, Y, Or Z Fluid Velocity.

A

X,Y,Z

X, Y, Or Z Magnetic Vector Potential.

CURR

Current.

EMF

Electromotive force drop.

ENKE

Turbulent Kinetic Energy (Flotran).

ENDS

Turbulent Energy Dissipation (Flotran).

Valid labels for element nodal results are:

Item1

IT1NUM

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

Component thermal gradient.

TF

X,Y,Z

Component thermal flux.

PG

X,Y,Z

Component pressure gradient.

EF

X,Y,Z

Component electric field.

D

X,Y,Z

Component electric flux density.

H

X,Y,Z

Component magnetic field intensity.

B

X,Y,Z

Component magnetic flux density.

FMAG

X,Y,Z

Component magnetic force.

Valid labels for FLOTRAN nodal results are:

Item1

IT1NUM

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.

ECON

Fluid effective conductivity.

YPLU

Y+, a turbulent law of the wall parameter.

TAUW

Shear stress at the wall.

Entity=ELEM, ENTNUM=n (n is the element number)

Valid labels for element results are:

Item1

IT1NUM

Description

ETAB

Lab

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

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >Parameters >Array Operations >Put Array Data

VPUT, Par, IR, TSTRT, KCPLX

Moves an array parameter vector into a variable.

POST26:SpecialPurpose

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Par

IR

TSTRT

KCPLX

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >TimeHist Postpro >Table Operations >Parameter to Var

*VREAD, ParR, Fname, Ext, Dir, NCOL

Reads data and produces an array parameter vector or matrix.

APDL:Parameters

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ParR

Fname

Ext

Dir

NCOL

Notes

 *VREAD,A(1),ARRAYVAL
(2F6.0) 
 *VREAD,A(1,1),ARRAYVAL,,,2
(2F6.0) 
Menu Paths

Utility Menu >Parameters >Array Parameters >Read from File

VROTAT, NA1, NA2, NA3, NA4, NA5, NA6, PAX1, PAX2, ARC, NSEG

Generates cylindrical volumes by rotating an area pattern about an axis.

PREP7:Volumes

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NA1, NA2, NA3, NA4, NA5, NA6

PAX1, PAX2

ARC

NSEG

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Operate >Extrude / Sweep >About Axis

VSBA, NV, NA, SEPO, KEEPV, KEEPA

Subtracts areas from volumes.

PREP7:Booleans

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NV

NA

SEPO

KEEPV

KEEPA

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Operate >Divide >Volume by Area

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Operate >Divide >With Options >Volume by Area

VSBV, NV1, NV2, SEPO, KEEP1, KEEP2

Subtracts volumes from volumes.

PREP7:Booleans

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NV1

NV2

SEPO

KEEP1

KEEP2

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Operate >Subtract >Volumes

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Operate >Subtract >With Options >Volumes

Menu Paths (IGES Only)

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Operate >Volumes

VSBW, NV, SEPO, KEEP

Subtracts intersection of the working plane from volumes (divides volumes).

PREP7:Booleans

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NV

SEPO

KEEP

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Operate >Divide >Volu by WrkPlane

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Operate >Divide >With Options >Volu by WrkPlane

Menu Paths (IGES Only)

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Operate >Volu by WrkPlane

/VSCALE, WN, VRATIO, KEY

Scales the length of displayed vectors.

GRAPHICS:Scaling

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WN

VRATIO

KEY

Default: Automatic vector scaling.

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >General Postproc >Plot Results >Predefined

Utility Menu >Plot >Results >Vector Plot

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >Style >Vector Arrow Scaling

*VSCFUN, ParR, Func, Par1

Determines properties of an array parameter.

APDL:ArrayParameters

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ParR

Func

Par1

Notes

ParR = f(Par1)

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >Parameters >Array Operations >Vector-Scalar Func

VSEL, Type, Item, Comp, VMIN, VMAX, VINC, KSWP

Selects a subset of volumes.

DATABASE:Selecting

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Type

Item

Comp

VMIN

VMAX

VINC

KSWP

Default: All volumes are selected.

Notes

Valid Item and Component Labels
VSEL
,Type,Item,Comp,VMIN,VMAX,VINC,KSWP

Item

Comp

Description

VOLU

Volume number.

LOC

X,Y,Z

X,Y, or Z center (picking "hot spot" location in the active coordinate system).

MAT

Material number associated with the volume.

TYPE

Element type number associated with the volume.

REAL

Real constant set number associated with the volume.

ESYS

Element coordinate system associated with the volume.

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >Select >Entities

VSLA, Type, VLKEY

Selects those volumes containing the selected areas.

DATABASE:Selecting

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Type

VLKEY

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >Select >Entities

*VSTAT

Lists the current specifications for the array parameters.

APDL:ArrayParameters

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Notes

Menu Paths

This command cannot be accessed directly in the menu.

VSUM, LAB

Calculates and prints geometry statistics of the selected volumes.

PREP7:Volumes

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LAB

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Operate >Calc Geom Items >Of Volumes

VSWEEP, VNUM, SRCA, TRGA, LSMO

Fills an existing unmeshed volume with elements by sweeping the mesh from an adjacent area throughout the volume.

PREP7:Meshing

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VNUM

SRCA

TRGA

LSMO

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Mesh >Sweep

VSYMM, Ncomp, NV1, NV2, NINC, KINC, NOELEM, IMOVE

Generates volumes from a volume pattern by symmetry reflection.

PREP7:Volumes

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Ncomp

NV1, NV2, NINC

KINC

NOELEM

IMOVE

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Reflect >Volumes

VTRAN, KCNTO, NV1, NV2, NINC, KINC, NOELEM, IMOVE

Transfers a pattern of volumes to another coordinate system.

PREP7:Volumes

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KCNTO

NV1, NV2, NINC

KINC

NOELEM

IMOVE

Notes

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Preprocessor >Move / Modify >Transfer Coord >Volumes

VTYPE, NOHID, NZONE

Specifies the viewing procedure used to determine the form factors.

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NOHID

NZONE

Default: Hidden procedure using 20 zones for 3-D, 200 zones for 2-D.

Menu Paths

Main Menu >Radiation Matrix >Write Matrix

/VUP, WN, Label

Specifies the global Cartesian coordinate system reference orientation.

GRAPHICS:Views

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WN

Label

Default: Y vertical upward, X horizontal to the right, Z out from the screen.

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >PlotCtrls >View Settings >Viewing Direction

*VWRITE, Par1, Par2, Par3, Par4, Par5, Par6, Par7, Par8, Par9, Par10

Writes data to a file in a formatted sequence.

APDL:ArrayParameters

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Par1, Par2, Par3, Par4, Par5, Par6, Par7, Par8, Par9, Par10

Notes

Menu Paths

Utility Menu >Parameters >Array Parameters >Write to File