mstole

Mapdl.mstole(method='', namesurf='', namefluid='', **kwargs)

Adds two extra nodes from FLUID116 elements to SURF151 or SURF152

APDL Command: MSTOLE elements for convection analyses.

Parameters
method

Mapping method:

0 - Hybrid method (default).

1 - Projection method.

2 - Minimum centroid distance method.

namesurf

Component name for a group of SURF151 or SURF152 elements. The name must be enclosed in single quotes (e.g., ‘COM152’) when the MSTOLE command is manually typed in.

namefluid

Component name for a group of FLUID116 elements. The name must be enclosed in single quotes (e.g., ‘COM116’) when the MSTOLE command is manually typed in.

Notes

For convection analyses, the MSTOLE command adds two extra nodes from FLUID116 elements to SURF151 or SURF152 elements by employing the specified mapping method. In the hybrid method, the projection method is tried first and if it fails the centroid distance method is used. The SURF151 or SURF152 elements and the FLUID116 elements must be grouped into components and named using the CM command.

The SURF151 or SURF152 extra node option must be set for two extra nodes (KEYOPT(5) = 2).

For more information, see Using the Surface Effect Elements in the Thermal Analysis Guide.