After you write the ET, R, and MP statements, you define the node locations, select one combination of ET, R, and MP, and then define the elements.
N,1,x,y,z ! Node 1 at (x,y,z) N,1,0 ! Node 1 at (0,0) N,5,10 ! Node 5 at (10,0) FILL,1,5 ! NODES 2,3,4 equally spaced N,6,(10+8) ! Node 6 at (18,0)You can also define a sequence of nodes with the NGEN command.
FILL,1,9 ! create nodes 2 to 8 equal spaced FILL,1,41,3,11,10 ! bottom edge
The second command creates three nodes. They are equally spaced between nodes 1 and 41. The new nodes are numbered 11, 21, and 31.
TYPE,1 REAL,2 MAT,1
prepare for an element with properties corresponding to the previously defined
ET,1 R,2 MP,XX,1where XX is EX or one of other first options to MP.
TYPE,1 ! ET 1 MAT,1 ! MP 1 REAL,1 ! Shape 1 E,1,2 ! Element 1, nodes 1-2 E,2,3 ! Element 2, nodes 2-3 REAL,2 ! Shape 2 E,3,4 ! Element 3, nodes 3-4
create three elements all with properties defined by TYPE 1 and MP 1. The first two elements have the same real properties, such as area, while the third element has a different value. The first two elements, from nodes 1 to 2 and from nodes 2 to 3, have the property defined by R 1. The third element, from nodes 3 to 4, has the property defined by R 2. The TYPE, MAT, and REAL commands continue in effect until another one appears. Do no use TYPE 1 if the previous the previous TYPE command is also 1.
You can also define a sequence of elements with the EGEN command.
MENG 421 -- Source Program -- NGEN and EGEN -- Element-Property Tables -- Ansys index -- Class assignments
Last revised: February 16, 2004 -- Copyright © 1997-2004 ARMiller