- Mapdl.al(l1='', l2='', l3='', l4='', l5='', l6='', l7='', l8='', l9='', l10='', **kwargs)¶
Generate an area bounded by previously defined lines.
APDL Command: AL
Lines may be input (once each) in any order and must form a simply connected closed curve. If the area is defined with more than four lines, the lines must also lie in the same plane or on a constant coordinate value in the active coordinate system (such as a plane or a cylinder).
Solid modeling in a toroidal coordinate system is not recommended. Areas may be redefined only if not yet attached to a volume.
This command is valid in any processor.
- l1, l2, l3, … , l10
List of lines defining area. The minimum number of lines is 3. The positive normal of the area is controlled by the direction of L1 using the right-hand rule. A negative value of L1 reverses the normal direction. If L1 = ALL, use all selected lines with L2 defining the normal (L3 to L10 are ignored and L2 defaults to the lowest numbered selected line). A component name may also be substituted for L1.
Area number of the generated area.
Create an area from four lines
>>> k0 = mapdl.k("", 0, 0, 0) >>> k1 = mapdl.k("", 1, 0, 0) >>> k2 = mapdl.k("", 1, 1, 0) >>> k3 = mapdl.k("", 0, 1, 0) >>> l0 = mapdl.l(k0, k1) >>> l1 = mapdl.l(k1, k2) >>> l2 = mapdl.l(k2, k3) >>> l3 = mapdl.l(k3, k0) >>> anum = mapdl.al(l0, l1, l2, l3) >>> anum 1
- Return type