Mapdl.rcyc(ir='', ia='', sector='', name='', **kwargs)

Calculates cyclic results for a mode-superposition harmonic solution.

APDL Command: RCYC


Arbitrary reference number assigned to the resulting variable (2 to NV [NUMVAR]). If this number is the same as for a previous variable, the previous variable will be overwritten with this result.


Reference number of the variable to be operated on.


Sector number to calculate the results for.


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


This command calculates the harmonic response in the sector specified by SECTOR for the variable referenced by the reference number IA. Only component values for IA are valid (no principles or sums). The variable specified by IR will contain the harmonic solution. Jobname.RFRQ from the cyclic mode-superposition harmonic solve and Jobname.RST or Jobname.RSTP from the cyclic modal solve must be available for the calculations to occur. The Jobname must be the same for the cyclic modal solve and the cyclic mode-superposition harmonic solve.

For SECTOR > 1, the result is in the nodal coordinate system of the base sector, and it is rotated to the expanded sector’s location. Refer to Using the /CYCEXPAND Command in the Cyclic Symmetry Analysis Guide for more information.

See also Mode-Superposition Harmonic Cyclic Symmetry Analysis in the Cyclic Symmetry Analysis Guide.