Mapdl.abextract(mode1='', mode2='', **kwargs)

Extracts the alpha-beta damping multipliers for Rayleigh damping.


  • mode1 – First mode number.

  • mode2 – Second mode number.


ABEXTRACT calls the command macro DMPEXT to extract the damping ratio of MODE1 and MODE2 and then computes the Alpha and Beta damping multipliers for use in a subsequent structural harmonic or transient analysis. See Damping in the Structural Analysis Guide for more information on the alpha and beta damping multipliers. The damping multipliers are stored in parameters ALPHADMP and BETADMP and can be applied using the ALPHAD and BETAD commands. Before calling ABEXTRACT, you must issue RMFLVEC to extract the modal displacements. In addition, a node component FLUN must exist from all FLUID136 nodes. See Introduction for more information on thin film analyses.

This command is also valid in PREP7.

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