mascale

Mapdl.mascale(massfact='', **kwargs)

Activates scaling of the entire system matrix.

APDL Command: MASCALE

Parameters

massfact – Scaling factor (> 0) for the mass matrix. Default = 1.0.

Notes

This command is supported in the first load step of the analysis only. The following features are not affected by the scaling:

  • Ocean loading

  • Steady-state rolling SSTATE

The mass-related information (mass, center of mass, and mass moments of inertia) printed in the mass summary is based on unscaled mass properties.