Mapdl.prnear(lab='', opt='', kcn='', val1='', val2='', val3='', val4='', val5='', val6='', val7='', val8='', val9='', **kwargs)

Prints the pressure in the near zone exterior to the equivalent source

APDL Command: PRNEAR surface.


Print the maximum pressure or sound pressure level:

POINT - at the point (x,y,z)

SPHERE - on the spherical structure

PATH - along the path



PSUM - Maximum complex pressure for acoustics.

PHAS - Phase angle of complex pressure for acoustics.

SPL - Sound pressure level for acoustics.

SPLA - A-weighted sound pressure level for acoustics (dBA).


KCN is the coordinate system reference number. It may be 0 (Cartesian) or any previously defined local coordinate system number (>10). Defaults to 0.

val1, val2, val3, … , val9

For Lab = POINT:

VAL1 - x coordinate value

VAL2 - y coordinate value

VAL3 - z coordinate value

VAL4 - VAL8 - not used

VAL9 - Thickness of model in z direction (defaults to 0).


The command uses the equivalent source principle to calculate the pressure in the near zone exterior to the equivalent source surface (flagged with the Maxwell surface flag in the preprocessor) for one of the following locations:

A point X, Y, Z in the KCN coordinate system

A spherical surface in the KCN coordinate system

A path defined by the PATH and PPATH commands

To list the pressure results for a path, use the PRPATH command. See HFSYM command for the model symmetry.

To retrieve saved equivalent source data, issue the SET,Lstep,Sbstep,,REAL command.

Distributed ANSYS Restriction: This command is not supported in Distributed ANSYS.