ansol

Mapdl.ansol(nvar='', node='', item='', comp='', name='', mat='', real='', ename='', **kwargs)

Specifies averaged nodal data to be stored from the results file in the

APDL Command: ANSOL solution coordinate system.

Parameters
nvar

Arbitrary reference number assigned to this variable (2 to NV [NUMVAR]). Overwrites any existing results for this variable.

node

Node number for which data are to be stored.

item

Label identifying the item. General item labels are shown in Table 126: ANSOL - General Item and Component Labels below. Some items also require a component label.

comp

Component of the item (if required). General component labels are shown in Table 126: ANSOL - General Item and Component Labels below.

name

Thirty-two character name for identifying the item on the printout and displays. Defaults to an eight character label formed by concatenating the first four characters of the Item and Comp labels.

mat

The material number. Average will be computed based on the subset of elements with the specified material number. DEFAULT: Use all elements in the active set unless Real and/or Ename is specified.

real

The real number. Average will be computed based on the subset of elements with the specified real number. DEFAULT: Use all elements in the active set unless Mat and/or Ename is specified.

ename

The element type name. Average will be computed based on the subset of elements with the specified element type name. DEFAULT: Use all elements in the active set unless Mat and/or Real is specified.

Notes

Valid item and component labels for averaged nodal results are listed in Table: 126:: ANSOL - General Item and Component Labels, below.

All element nodal quantities are obtained in RSYS, Solu and then averaged.

The ANSOL command defines averaged nodal results data to be stored from a results file [FILE]. Not all items are valid for all nodes. See the input and output summary tables of the Element Reference of each element that is attached to the node for the available items.

COORDINATE SYSTEMS: All element nodal results used by ANSOL for averaging are in the element coordinate system, except for layered elements. Layered element results are in the layer coordinate system. You can further specify the element nodal results, for some elements, with the SHELL, LAYERP26, and FORCE commands.

ANSOL does not transform results from RSYS, SOLU to other coordinate systems. Verify that all elements attached to the subject node have the same coordinate system before using ANSOL.

SHELL ELEMENTS: The default shell element coordinate system is based on node ordering. For shell elements the adjacent elements could have a different RSYS,SOLU, making the resultant averaged data inconsistent. A note to this effect is issued when ANSOL is used in models containing shell elements. Ensure that consistent coordinate systems are active for all associated elements used by the ANSOL command.

DERIVED QUANTITIES: Some of the result items supported by ANSOL (see Table: 126:: ANSOL - General Item and Component Labels) are derived from the component quantities. Use AVPRIN to specify the principal and vector sum quantity averaging methods.

DEFAULT: If Mat, Real , and Ename are not specified, all of the elements attached to the node will be considered. When a material ID, real constant ID, or element type discontinuity is detected at a node, a note is issued. For example, in a FSI analysis, a FLUID30 element at the structure interface would be considered. But since it contains no SX result, it will not be used during STORE operations.

Table: 126:: : ANSOL - General Item and Component Labels

For more information on the meaning of contact status and its possible values, see Reviewing Results in POST1 in the Contact Technology Guide.