bste

Mapdl.bste(alpha='', **kwargs)

Specifies a thermal expansion coefficient for a nonlinear general beam

APDL Command: BSTE section.

Parameters

alpha – Coefficient of thermal expansion for the cross section.

Notes

The BSTE command, one of several nonlinear general beam section commands, specifies a thermal expansion coefficient for a beam section. The value specified is associated with the section most recently defined (via the SECTYPE command).

Related commands are BSAX, BSM1, BSM2, BSTQ, BSS1, BSS2, and BSMD.

For complete information, see Using Nonlinear General Beam Sections.