- Mapdl.abs(ir='', ia='', name='', facta='', **kwargs)¶
Forms the absolute value of a variable.
APDL Command: ABS
ir – Arbitrary reference number assigned to the resulting variable (2 to NV [NUMVAR]). If this number is the same as for a previously defined variable, the previously defined variable will be overwritten with this result.
ia – Reference number of the variable to be operated on.
name – Thirty-two character name for identifying the variable on the printout and displays. Embedded blanks are compressed upon output.
facta – Scaling factor (positive or negative) applied to variable IA (defaults to 1.0).
The new variable is calculated as:
IR = | FACTA x IA |
For a complex number (a + ib), the absolute value is the magnitude, where the IA values are obtained from:
sqrt(a**2 + b**2)
See POST26 - Data Operations in the Mechanical APDL Theory Reference for details.