rigid

Mapdl.rigid(dof1='', dof2='', dof3='', dof4='', dof5='', dof6='', **kwargs)

Specifies known rigid body modes (if any) of the model.

APDL Command: RIGID

Parameters
  • dof1 – Up to six global Cartesian directions of the rigid modes. For a completely free 2-D model, use ALL or UX, UY, ROTZ. For a completely free 3-D model, use ALL or UX, UY, UZ, ROTX, ROTY, ROTZ. For a constrained model, use UX, UY, UZ, ROTX, ROTY, or ROTZ, as appropriate, to specify each and every unconstrained direction which exists in the model (not specifying every direction may cause difficulties in extracting the modes).

  • dof2 – Up to six global Cartesian directions of the rigid modes. For a completely free 2-D model, use ALL or UX, UY, ROTZ. For a completely free 3-D model, use ALL or UX, UY, UZ, ROTX, ROTY, ROTZ. For a constrained model, use UX, UY, UZ, ROTX, ROTY, or ROTZ, as appropriate, to specify each and every unconstrained direction which exists in the model (not specifying every direction may cause difficulties in extracting the modes).

  • dof3 – Up to six global Cartesian directions of the rigid modes. For a completely free 2-D model, use ALL or UX, UY, ROTZ. For a completely free 3-D model, use ALL or UX, UY, UZ, ROTX, ROTY, ROTZ. For a constrained model, use UX, UY, UZ, ROTX, ROTY, or ROTZ, as appropriate, to specify each and every unconstrained direction which exists in the model (not specifying every direction may cause difficulties in extracting the modes).

  • . () – Up to six global Cartesian directions of the rigid modes. For a completely free 2-D model, use ALL or UX, UY, ROTZ. For a completely free 3-D model, use ALL or UX, UY, UZ, ROTX, ROTY, ROTZ. For a constrained model, use UX, UY, UZ, ROTX, ROTY, or ROTZ, as appropriate, to specify each and every unconstrained direction which exists in the model (not specifying every direction may cause difficulties in extracting the modes).

  • dof6 – Up to six global Cartesian directions of the rigid modes. For a completely free 2-D model, use ALL or UX, UY, ROTZ. For a completely free 3-D model, use ALL or UX, UY, UZ, ROTX, ROTY, ROTZ. For a constrained model, use UX, UY, UZ, ROTX, ROTY, or ROTZ, as appropriate, to specify each and every unconstrained direction which exists in the model (not specifying every direction may cause difficulties in extracting the modes).

Notes

Specifies known rigid body modes (if any) of the model. This command applies only to a component mode synthesis (CMS) analysis (see the CMSOPT command). Any rigid body modes specified must be permitted by the applied displacement constraints (i.e., do not specify a rigid body mode in a constrained direction). Reissue the command to redefine the specification. If used in SOLUTION, this command is valid only within the first load step.

This command is also valid in PREP7.

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