elem

property MeshGrpc.elem

List of elements containing raw ansys information.

Each element contains 10 items plus the nodes belonging to the element. The first 10 items are:

  • 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)

  • FIELDS 10 - 30 : The nodes belonging to the element in ANSYS numbering.

Examples

>>> from ansys.mapdl import reader as pymapdl_reader
>>> from ansys.mapdl.reader import examples
>>> archive = pymapdl_reader.Archive(examples.hexarchivefile)
>>> archive.elem
[array([  1,   4,  19,  15,  63,  91, 286, 240,   3,  18,  17,
         16,  81, 276, 267, 258,  62,  90, 285, 239],
 array([  4,   2,   8,  19,  91,  44, 147, 286,   5,   7,  21,
         18, 109, 137, 313, 276,  90,  43, 146, 285],
 array([ 15,  19,  12,  10, 240, 286, 203, 175,  17,  20,  13,
         14, 267, 304, 221, 230, 239, 285, 202, 174],
...