desize

Mapdl.desize(minl='', minh='', mxel='', angl='', angh='', edgmn='', edgmx='', adjf='', adjm='', **kwargs)

Controls default element sizes.

APDL Command: DESIZE

Parameters
minl

Minimum number of elements that will be attached to a line when using lower-order elements (defaults to 3 elements per line). If MINL = DEFA, all arguments will be set back to default values. If MINL = STAT, list status of command (Including on/off status). If MINL = OFF, deactivate default element sizing. If MINL = ON, reactivate default element sizing.

minh

Minimum number of elements that will be attached to a line when using higher-order elements. Defaults to 2 elements per line.

mxel

Maximum number of elements that will be attached to a single line (lower or higher-order elements). Defaults to 15 elements per line for h-elements. To deactivate this limit, specify a large number (such as 9999).

angl

Maximum spanned angle per lower-order element for curved lines. Defaults to 15 degrees per element.

angh

Maximum spanned angle per higher-order element for curved lines. Defaults to 28 degrees per element.

edgmn

Minimum element edge length. Defaults to no minimum edge length. The MINL or MINH argument can override this value.

edgmx

Maximum element edge length. Defaults to no maximum edge length. The MXEL argument can override this value.

adjf

Target aspect ratio for adjacent line. Used only when free meshing. Defaults to 1.0, which attempts to create equal-sided h-elements.

adjm

Target aspect ratio for adjacent line. Used only when map meshing. Defaults to 4.0, which attempts to create rectangular h-elements.

Notes

DESIZE settings are usually used for mapped meshing. They are also used for free meshing if SmartSizing is turned off [SMRTSIZE,OFF], which is the default. Even when SmartSizing is on, some DESIZE settings (such as maximum and minimum element edge length) can affect free mesh density. The default settings of the DESIZE command are used only when no other element size specifications [KESIZE, LESIZE, ESIZE] exist for a certain line.

This command is also valid for rezoning.