plesol

Mapdl.plesol(item='', comp='', kund='', fact='', **kwargs)

Displays the solution results as discontinuous element contours.

APDL Command: PLESOL

Parameters
  • item – Label identifying the item. Valid item labels are shown in Table 219: PLESOL - Valid Item and Component Labels for Element Results below. Some items also require a component label.

  • comp – Component of the item (if required). Valid component labels are shown in Table 219: PLESOL - Valid Item and Component Labels for Element Results below.

  • kund

    Undisplaced shape key:

    0 - Do not overlay undeformed structure display

    1 - Overlay displaced contour plot with undeformed display (appearance is system-

    dependent)

    2 - Overlay displaced contour plot with undeformed edge display (appearance is

    system-dependent)

  • fact – Scale factor for 2-D display of contact items (defaults to 1). A negative scaling factor may be used to invert the display.

Notes

Displays the solution results as element contours discontinuous across element boundaries for the selected elements. For example, PLESOL,S,X displays the X component of stress S (that is, the SX stress component). Various element results depend on the calculation method and the selected results location (AVPRIN, RSYS, and ESEL). Contours are determined by linear interpolation within each element, unaffected by the surrounding elements (i.e., no nodal averaging is performed). The discontinuity between contours of adjacent elements is an indication of the gradient across elements. Component results are displayed in the active results coordinate system [RSYS] (default is the global Cartesian). See the ETABLE and PLETAB commands for displaying items not available through this command (such as line element results).

For PowerGraphics displays [/GRAPHICS,POWER], results are plotted only for the model exterior surface. The items marked with [1] in Table: 219:: PLESOL - Valid Item and Component Labels for Element Results are not supported by PowerGraphics.

Table: 219:: : PLESOL - Valid Item and Component Labels for Element Results