pcirc

Mapdl.pcirc(rad1='', rad2='', theta1='', theta2='', **kwargs)

Create a circular area centered about the working plane origin.

APDL Command: PCIRC

Defines a solid circular area or circular sector centered about the working plane origin. For a solid circle of 360°, the area will be defined with four keypoints and four lines. See the cyl4 and cyl5 commands for alternate ways to create circles.

Parameters
rad1, rad2

Inner and outer radii (either order) of the circle. A value of either zero or blank for either rad1 or rad2, or the same value for both rad1 and rad2, defines a solid circle.

theta1, theta2

Starting and ending angles (either order) of the circular area. Used for creating a circular sector. The sector begins at the algebraically smaller angle, extends in a positive angular direction, and ends at the larger angle. The starting angle defaults to 0.0° and the ending angle defaults to 360.0°. See the Modeling and Meshing Guide for an illustration.

Returns
int

Area number of the new circular area.

Examples

In this example a circular area with an inner radius of 0.95 and an outer radius of 1 is created.

>>> anum = mapdl.pcirc(0.95, 1)
>>> anum
1
Return type

int