Sections

These PREP7 commands manage sections.

Mapdl.bsax([val1, val2, t])

Specifies the axial strain and axial force relationship for beam

Mapdl.bsm1([val1, val2, t])

Specifies the bending curvature and moment relationship in plane XZ for

Mapdl.bsm2([val1, val2, t])

Specifies the bending curvature and moment relationship in plane XY for

Mapdl.bsmd([dens])

Specifies mass per unit length for a nonlinear general beam section.

Mapdl.bss1([val1, val2, t])

Specifies the transverse shear strain and force relationship in plane

Mapdl.bss2([val1, val2, t])

Specifies the transverse shear strain and force relationship in plane

Mapdl.bste([alpha])

Specifies a thermal expansion coefficient for a nonlinear general beam

Mapdl.bstq([val1, val2, t])

Specifies the cross section twist and torque relationship for beam

Mapdl.cbmd([row, c_r__r_, c_r__r_plus_1_, ...])

Specifies preintegrated section mass matrix for composite-beam

Mapdl.cbmx([row, s_r__r_, s_r__r_plus_1_, ...])

Specifies preintegrated cross-section stiffness for composite beam

Mapdl.cbte([alpha])

Specifies a thermal expansion coefficient for a composite beam section.

Mapdl.cbtmp([temp])

Specifies a temperature for composite-beam input.

Mapdl.sdelete([sfirst, slast, sinc, ...])

Deletes sections from the database.

Mapdl.seccontrol([val1, val2, val3, val4, ...])

Supplements or overrides default section properties.

Mapdl.secdata([val1, val2, val3, val4, ...])

Describes the geometry of a section.

Mapdl.secmodif([secid, kywrd])

Modifies a pretension section

Mapdl.secfunction([table, kcn])

Specifies shell section thickness as a tabular function.

Mapdl.secjoint([kywrd, val1, val2, val3, ...])

Defines local coordinate systems at joint element nodes and other data

Mapdl.seclib([option, path])

Sets the default section library path for the SECREAD command.

Mapdl.seclock([dof1, minvalue1, maxvalue1, ...])

Specifies locks on the components of relative motion in a joint

Mapdl.secnum([secid])

Sets the element section attribute pointer.

Mapdl.secoffset([location, offset1, ...])

Defines the section offset for cross sections.

Mapdl.secplot([secid, val1, val2, val3])

Plots the geometry of a beam, pipe, shell, or reinforcing section to

Mapdl.secread([fname, ext, option])

Reads a custom section library or a user-defined section mesh into

Mapdl.secstop([dof1, minvalue1, maxvalue1, ...])

Specifies stops on the components of relative motion in a joint

Mapdl.sectype([secid, type_, subtype, name, ...])

Associates section type information with a section ID number.

Mapdl.secwrite([fname, ext, elem_type])

Creates an ASCII file containing user mesh section information.

Mapdl.sflex([ffax, ffby, ffbz, ffto, fftsy, ...])

Sets flexibility factors for the currently defined pipe element

Mapdl.slist([sfirst, slast, sinc, details, ...])

Summarizes the section properties for all defined sections in the

Mapdl.sload([secid, plnlab, kinit, kfd, ...])

Load a pretension section.

Mapdl.ssbt([bt11, bt22, bt12, t])

Specifies preintegrated bending thermal effects for shell sections.

Mapdl.ssmt([mt11, mt22, mt12, t])

Specifies preintegrated membrane thermal effects for shell sections.

Mapdl.sspa([a11, a21, a31, a22, a32, a33, t])

Specifies a preintegrated membrane stiffness for shell sections.

Mapdl.sspb([b11, b21, b31, b22, b32, b33, ...])

Specifies a preintegrated coupling stiffness for shell sections.

Mapdl.sspd([d11, d21, d31, d22, d32, d33, t])

Specifies a preintegrated bending stiffness for shell sections.

Mapdl.sspe([e11, e21, e22, t])

Specifies a preintegrated transverse shear stiffness for shell

Mapdl.sspm([dens, t])

Specifies mass density for a preintegrated shell section.