perbc2d

Mapdl.perbc2d(loc1='', loc2='', loctol='', r1='', r2='', tolr='', opt='', plnopt='', **kwargs)

Generates periodic constraints for 2-D planar magnetic field analyses.

APDL Command: PERBC2D

Parameters
loc1

Constant coordinate location of the first plane of nodes. For PLNOPT = 1 or 2, the constant coordinate location is the global Cartesian coordinate system [CSYS,0] location in the X or Y direction respectively. For PLNOPT = 0, the location is the angle in the global cylindrical coordinate system [CSYS,1].

loc2

Constant coordinate location of the second plane of nodes. For PLNOPT = 1 or 2, the constant coordinate location is the global Cartesian coordinate system [CSYS,0] location in the X or Y direction respectively. For PLNOPT = 0, the location is the angle (in degrees) in the global cylindrical coordinate system [CSYS,1].

loctol

Tolerance on the constant coordinate location for node selection. Defaults to .00001 for PLNOPT = 1 or 2 and .001 degrees for PLNOPT = 0.

r1

Minimum coordinate location along the second plane of nodes. For PLNOPT = 1 or 2, the coordinate location is the global Cartesian coordinate system location in the Y or X direction respectively. For PLNOPT = 0, the coordinate location is the radial coordinate value in the global cylindrical coordinate system. Periodic conditions are not applied to nodes at this location.

r2

Maximum coordinate location along the second plane of nodes. For PLNOPT = 1 or 2, the coordinate location is the global Cartesian coordinate system location in the Y or X direction respectively. For PLNOPT = 0, the coordinate location is the radial coordinate value in the global cylindrical coordinate system. Periodic conditions are not applied to nodes at this location.

tolr

Tolerance dimension on node selection along the plane of nodes. Defaults to .00001.

opt

Periodic option:

0 - Odd symmetry (default). Apply constraint equations such that AZ(i) = -AZ(j).

1 - Even symmetry. Apply node coupling such that AZ(i) = AZ(j).

plnopt

Symmetry plane option:

0 - Planes of constant angle in the global cylindrical coordinate system [CSYS,1].

1 - Planes parallel to the global Cartesian X axis [CSYS,0].

2 - Planes parallel to the global Cartesian Y axis [CSYS,0].

Notes

PERBC2D invokes an ANSYS macro which generates periodic boundary condition constraints for 2-D planar magnetic field analysis. The macro is restricted to node pairs sharing common coordinate values along symmetry planes separated by a constant coordinate value. Planes (or lines) must lie at either constant angles (PLNOPT = 0), constant X values (PLNOPT = 1), or constant Y values (PLNOPT = 2). PERBC2D applies constraint equations (OPT = 0, odd symmetry) or node coupling (OPT = 1, even symmetry) to each node pair sharing a common coordinate value along the symmetry planes. By default, periodic conditions are not applied at the first and last node pairs on the symmetry planes unless the input location values, R1 and R2, are adjusted to be less than or greater than the actual node coordinate values. Nodes are selected for application of the constraints using the NSEL command with tolerances on the constant coordinate location (LOCTOL) and the coordinate location along the plane (RTOL).

Distributed ANSYS Restriction: This command is not supported in Distributed ANSYS.