Mapdl.mpchg(mat='', elem='', **kwargs)


Changes the material number attribute of an element.

  • mat – Assign this material number to the element. Material numbers are defined with the material property commands [MP].

  • elem – Element for material change. If ALL, change materials for all selected elements [ESEL].


Changes the material number of the specified element. Between load steps in SOLUTION, material properties cannot be changed from linear to nonlinear, or from one nonlinear option to another.

If you change from one MKIN model to another MKIN model, the different MKIN models need to have the same number of data points. This requirement also applies if you change from one KINH model to another KINH model, or from one CHABOCHE model to another CHABOCHE model.