centrx

Query.centrx(e)

Return the x coordinate of the element centroid.

Fetches centroid X-coordinate of element e in global Cartesian coordinate system. Centroid is determined from the selected nodes on the element.

Parameters
eint

The element number of the element to be considered.

Returns
float

The centroid coordinate.

Examples

Here we construct a line between the coordinates (0, 0, 0) and (1, 2, 3) then find the centroid x-coordinate of this element.

>>> from ansys.mapdl.core import launch_mapdl
>>> mapdl = launch_mapdl()
>>> mapdl.prep7()
>>> n0 = mapdl.n(1, 0, 0, 0)
>>> n1 = mapdl.n(2, 1, 2, 3)
>>> mapdl.et(1, 'LINK11')
>>> e0 = mapdl.e(n0, n1)
>>> mapdl.queries.centrx(e0)
0.5
Return type

float