prvect

Mapdl.prvect(item='', lab2='', lab3='', labp='', **kwargs)

Prints results as vector magnitude and direction cosines.

APDL Command: PRVECT

Parameters
item

Predefined vector item (from Table 226: PRVECT - Valid Item and Component Labels below) or a label identifying the i-component of a user-defined vector.

lab2

Label identifying the j-component of a user-defined vector. In most cases, this value must be blank if Item is selected from Table 226: PRVECT - Valid Item and Component Labels. Individual principal stresses (Item = S) or principal strains (Item = EPxx) may be printed by specifying the value as 1, 2, or 3.

lab3

Label identifying the k-component of a user-defined vector. Must be blank if Item is selected from list below or for 2-D user defined vector.

labp

Label assigned to resultant vector for printout labeling (defaults to Item).

Notes

Prints various solution results as vector magnitude and direction cosines for the selected nodes and/or elements. For example, PRVECT,U prints the displacement magnitude and its direction cosines for all selected nodes. For nodal degree of freedom vector results, direction cosines are with respect to the results coordinate system RSYS. For element results, direction cosines are with respect to the global Cartesian system. Item components may be printed with the PRNSOL command. Various results also depend upon the recalculation method and the selected results location [LAYER, SHELL, NSEL, and ESEL]. Items may be selected from a set of recognized vector labels (Item) or a vector may be defined from up to three scalar labels (Item,Lab2,Lab3). Scalar labels may be user-defined with the ETABLE command.

Portions of this command are not supported by PowerGraphics [/GRAPHICS,POWER].

Table: 226:: : PRVECT - Valid Item and Component Labels