prnld

Mapdl.prnld(lab='', tol='', item='', **kwargs)

Prints the summed element nodal loads.

APDL Command: PRNLD

Parameters
lab

Nodal reaction load type. If blank, use the first ten of all available labels. Valid labels are:

tol

Tolerance value about zero within which loads are not printed, as follows:

> 0 - Relative tolerance about zero within which loads are not printed. In this case,

the tolerance is TOL * Load, where Load is the absolute value of the maximum load on the selected nodes.

0 - Print all nodal loads.

> 0 - Absolute tolerance about zero within which loads are not printed.

item

Selected set of nodes.

(blank) - Prints the summed element nodal loads for all selected nodes (default),

excluding contact elements.

CONT - Prints the summed element nodal loads for contact nodes only.

BOTH - Prints the summed element nodal loads for all selected nodes, including contact

nodes.

Notes

Prints the summed element nodal loads (forces, moments, heat flows, flux, etc.) for the selected nodes in the sorted sequence. Results are in the global Cartesian coordinate directions unless transformed [RSYS]. Zero values (within a tolerance range) are not printed. Loads applied to a constrained degree of freedom are not included. The FORCE command can be used to define which component of the nodal load is to be used (static, damping, inertia, or total).

By default, PRNLD excludes elements TARGE169 - CONTA177. Setting ITEM = CONT will only account for nodal forces on selected contact elements (CONTA171 - CONTA177). Setting ITEM = BOTH will account for nodal forces on all selected nodes, including contact nodes.