rthick

Mapdl.rthick(par='', iloc='', jloc='', kloc='', lloc='', **kwargs)

Defines variable thickness at nodes for shell elements.

APDL Command: RTHICK

Parameters
par

Array parameter (indexed by node number) that expresses the function to be mapped. For example, func (17) should be the desired shell thickness at node 17.

iloc

Position in real constant set for thickness at node I of the element (default 1).

jloc

Position in real constant set for thickness at node J of the element (default 2).

kloc

Position in real constant set for thickness at node K of the element (default 3).

lloc

Position in real constant set for thickness at node L of the element (default 4).

Notes

After RTHICK, the REAL number will match the ELEM number of each selected element. For example, R (ILOC) = func (I NODE), R (JLOC) = func (J NODE), etc.

R(ILOC), R(JLOC), R(KLOC), and R(LLOC) on a previously defined real constant will be overwritten. Any other real constants on a previously defined real constant set will remain unchanged. This command cannot be used for beam elements.