dscale

Mapdl.dscale(rfact='', ifact='', tbase='', **kwargs)

Scales DOF constraint values.

APDL Command: DSCALE

Parameters
  • rfact – Scale factor for the real component. Zero (or blank) defaults to 1.0. Use a small number for a zero scale factor.

  • ifact – Scale factor for the imaginary component. Zero (or blank) defaults to 1.0. Use a small number for a zero scale factor.

  • tbase – Base temperature for temperature difference. For temperatures, the scale factor is applied to the temperature difference (T-TBASE) and then added to TBASE. T is the current temperature.

Notes

Scales degree of freedom constraint values (displacement, temperature, etc.) in the database. If velocity and acceleration boundary conditions are applied in a structural analysis, they are also scaled by this command. Solid model boundary conditions are not scaled by this command, but boundary conditions on the FE model are scaled.

Note:: : Such scaled FE boundary conditions may still be overwritten by unscaled solid model boundary conditions if a subsequent boundary condition transfer occurs.

Scaling applies to the previously defined values for the selected nodes [NSEL] and the selected degree of freedom labels [DOFSEL]. Issue DLIST command to review results.

DSCALE does not work for tabular boundary conditions.

This command is also valid in PREP7.