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

Specifies a thermal expansion coefficient for a composite beam section.

APDL Command: CBTE


Coefficient of thermal expansion for the cross section.


The CBTE command, one of several composite beam section commands, specifies a thermal expansion coefficient for a beam section. The value specified is associated with the section most recently defined (SECTYPE) at the specified temperature (CBTMP).

Unspecified values default to zero.

Related commands are CBTMP, CBMX, and CBMD.

For complete information, see Using Preintegrated Composite Beam Sections.