large

Mapdl.large(ir='', ia='', ib='', ic='', name='', facta='', factb='', factc='', **kwargs)

Finds the largest (the envelope) of three variables.

APDL Command: LARGE

Parameters
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, ib, ic

Reference numbers of the three variables to be operated on. If only two, leave IC blank. If only one, leave IB blank also.

name

Thirty-two character name for identifying the variable on the printout and displays. Embedded blanks are compressed upon output.

facta, factb, factc

Scaling factors (positive or negative) applied to the corresponding variables (default to 1.0).

Notes

Creates a new variable by finding the largest of up to three variables according to the operation:

IR = Largest of (FACTA x IA, FACTB x IB, FACTC x IC)

The comparison is done at each time location, so that the new variable is the “envelope” of the three existing variables.