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

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

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

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

  • 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.