eresx

Mapdl.eresx(key='', **kwargs)

Specifies extrapolation of integration point results.

APDL Command: ERESX

Parameters
key

Extrapolation key:

DEFA - If element is fully elastic (no active plasticity, creep, or swelling

nonlinearities), extrapolate the integration point results to the nodes. If any portion of the element is plastic (or other active material nonlinearity), copy the integration point results to the nodes (default).

YES - Extrapolate the linear portion of the integration point results to the nodes

and copy the nonlinear portion (for example, plastic strains).

NO - Copy the integration point results to the nodes.

Notes

Specifies whether the solution results at the element integration points are extrapolated or copied to the nodes for element and nodal postprocessing. The structural stresses, elastic and thermal strains, field gradients, and fluxes are affected. Nonlinear data (plastic, creep, and swelling strains) are always copied to the nodes, never extrapolated. For shell elements, ERESX applies only to integration point results in the in-plane directions.

This command is also valid in PREP7.