bfescal

Mapdl.bfescal(lab='', fact='', tbase='', **kwargs)

Scales element body force loads.

APDL Command: BFESCAL

Parameters
lab

Valid body load label. If ALL, use all appropriate labels.

fact

Scale factor for the element body load values. Zero (or blank) defaults to 1.0. Use a small number for a “zero” scale factor. The scale factor is not applied to body load phase angles.

tbase

Base temperature for temperature difference. Used only with Lab = TEMP. Scale factor is applied to the temperature difference (T - TBASE) and then added to TBASE. T is the current temperature.

Notes

Scales element body force loads on the selected elements in the database. Issue the BFELIST command to list the element body loads. Solid model boundary conditions are not scaled by this command, but boundary conditions on the FE model are scaled. (Note that such scaled FE boundary conditions may still be overwritten by unscaled solid model boundary conditions if a subsequent boundary condition transfer occurs.)

BFESCAL does not work for tabular boundary conditions.

This command is also valid in PREP7.