icrotate

Mapdl.icrotate(node='', omega='', x1='', y1='', z1='', x2='', y2='', z2='', vx='', vy='', vz='', accel='', **kwargs)

Specifies initial velocity at nodes as a sum of rotation about an axis and translation.

APDL Command: ICROTATE

Parameters
NODE

Node at which the initial velocity is to be specified. If ALL, apply to all selected nodes NSEL. A component name may be input for NODE.

OMEGA

Scalar rotational velocity about the rotational axis.

X1, Y1, Z1

Coordinates (in the global Cartesian coordinate system) of the beginning point of the rotational axis vector.

X2, Y2, Z2

Coordinates (in the global Cartesian coordinate system) of the end point of the rotational axis vector.

Vx

Initial translational velocity in direction x of the nodal coordinate system.

Vy

Initial translational velocity in direction y of the nodal coordinate system.

Vz

Initial translational velocity in direction z of the nodal coordinate system.

accel

Key to initialize acceleration due to centrifugal effects:

  • "" : (blank) Do not initialize acceleration (default).

  • "CENT" : Initialize acceleration due to centrifugal effects along with the initial velocity.

Notes

The ICROTATE command specifies initial velocity for all translational degrees of freedom of the specified nodes. The velocity value is a combination of velocity due to rotation about an axis and translation.