get

DbElems.get(ielm)

Get element attributes and nodes.

Parameters
ielmint

Element number. Should be 0 for key=11 for the following:

Returns
ansys.api.mapdl.v0.mapdl_db_pb2.getelmResponse

Element information containing the following attributes.

  • ielem : Element number

  • elmdat - Element data. Contains:

    • FIELD 0 : material reference number

    • FIELD 1 : element type number

    • FIELD 2 : real constant reference number

    • FIELD 3 : section number

    • FIELD 4 : element coordinate system

    • FIELD 5 : death flag (0 - alive, 1 - dead)

    • FIELD 6 : solid model reference

    • FIELD 7 : coded shape key

    • FIELD 8 : element number

    • FIELD 9 : base element number (applicable to reinforcing elements only)

  • nnod : Number of nodes

  • nodes : Node numbers belonging to the element

Examples

Return the element information of element 1.

>>> elems = mapdl.db.elems
>>> elem_info = elems.info(1)

Return the nodes belonging to the element.

>>> elem_info.nodes
[2, 27, 37, 8]

Return the element data.

>>> elem_info.elmdat
[1, 1, 1, 1, 0, 0, 14, 0, 0, 0]