mflcomm

Mapdl.mflcomm(type_='', fname1='', intname1='', label1='', fname2='', intname2='', label2='', option='', **kwargs)

Defines a load transfer for code coupling analyses.

APDL Command: MFLCOMM

Parameters
type_

Set to SURF for a surface load transfer. Only surface load transfers are available for MFX.

fname1

Sets the field solver name for the server (sending) code with a case-sensitive character string of up to 80 characters.

intname1

Sets the interface name or number for the field solver of the server code. ANSYS interfaces are numbered and are defined by the SF family of commands (SF, SFA, or SFE) with the FSIN surface load label. CFX interfaces use names, which are set in CFX-Pre.

label1

Sets the surface load label for the field solver of the server code with a character string of up to 80 characters. ANSYS uses a combination of the label and option to determine what data is transferred (e.g., heat flows and not fluxes are sent with the label/option pair HFLU/CPP). ANSYS cannot serve total force or total force density to CFX for either formulation. CFX will send the data requested by the label regardless of the option. CFX labels that have more than one word must be enclosed in single quotes. Note that this field is case-sensitive; i.e., FORC will work, but forc will not.

fname2

Sets the field solver name for the client (receiving) code with a character string of up to 80 characters.

intname2

Sets the interface name or number for the field solver of the client code with a character string of up to 80 characters. ANSYS interfaces are numbered and are defined by the SF family of commands (SF, SFA, or SFE) with the FSIN surface load label. CFX interfaces use names, which are set in CFX-Pre.

label2

Sets the surface load label for the field solver of the client code with a character string of up to 80 characters. ANSYS uses a combination of the label and option to determine what data is transferred (e.g., heat flows and not fluxes are sent with the label-option pair HFLU/CPP). CFX will send the data requested by the label regardless of the option. CFX labels that have more than one word must be enclosed in single quotes. Note that this field is case-sensitive; i.e., FORC will work, but forc will not.

option

NONC

NONC - Profile preserving: Sets the interface load transfer to the nonconservative

formulation (default for displacement and temperature). In the nonconservative formulation, the force density (or heat flux) is transferred across the interface, preserving the density profile between the two fields.

CPP - Conservative: Uses a local conservative formulation while preserving the

density profile (default for total force and wall heat flow). In the conservative formulation, total force (or heat flow) must be transferred across the interface from the CFX field solver to the ANSYS field solver.

Notes

ANSYS input should always be in consistent units for its model.

ANSYS uses a combination of the label and option to determine what data to transfer. CFX will send exactly the data requested by the label, regardless of the option. However, for the NONC option, the CFX label must be Total Force Density or Wall Heat Flux and for the CPP option, the CFX label must be Total Force or Wall Heat Flow.

For more information on profile preserving and conservative load transfer, see Load Interpolation in the Coupled-Field Analysis Guide. Mapping Diagnostics are also available; however, if the improperly- mapped nodes are based on the CFX mesh, you should ignore the ANSYS- generated components because the CFX nodes are not present in the ANSYS database.

If you are working interactively, you can choose two pre-defined combinations, Mechanical or Thermal, or you can choose a Custom option. If you choose the Mechanical load type, then the Total Force Density and Total Mesh Displacement data (corresponding to the ANSYS FORC and DISP labels, respectively) is transferred. If you choose the Thermal load type, then the Temperature and Wall Heat Flux data (corresponding to the ANSYS TEMP and HFLU labels, respectively) is transferred. If you choose Custom, you can select any valid combination of label and option as described above.

The ANSYS Multi-field solver solver does not allow you to switch the load transfer direction for the same load quantity across the same interfaces for a restart run. For example, if Field1 sends temperature to and receives heat flow from Field2 across Interface 1 in a previous solution, then you cannot make Field1 send heat flow to and receive temperatures from Field2 across the same interface in a restart run, even if you cleared the corresponding load transfer command.

See Multi-field Commands in the Coupled-Field Analysis Guide for a list of all ANSYS Multi-field solver commands and their availability for MFS and MFX analyses.

Distributed ANSYS Restriction: This command is not supported in Distributed ANSYS.