vfact

Mapdl.vfact(factr='', fact1='', fact2='', fact3='', **kwargs)

Applies a scale factor to array parameters.

APDL Command: *VFACT

Parameters
factr

Scale factor applied to results (ParR) parameter. Defaults to 1.0.

fact1

Scale factor applied to first parameter (Par1 or ParI). Defaults to 1.0.

fact2

Scale factor applied to second parameter (Par2 or ParJ). Defaults to 1.0.

fact3

Scale factor applied to third parameter (Par3 or ParK). Defaults to 1.0.

Notes

Applies a scale factor to parameters used in certain *VXX and *MXX operations. Typical scale factor applications are of the form:

ParR = FACTR*f(FACT1*Par1)

or

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

The factors are applied to each input parameter value before the operation and to the result value after the operation. The scale factor settings are reset to the default (1.0) after each *VXX or *MXX operation. Use *VSTAT to list settings.

This command is valid in any processor.