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Selecting Elements in ANSYS APDL

Selecting Elements in ANSYS APDL

Selecting Elements in ANSYS APDL

I am using ANSYS APDL for the analysis. I want to select some elements from the model after doing my analysis but due to deformation of the model the elements location change and are not selected by suitable commands.
If somebody could help me in getting the pre-analysis geometry that will be highly appreciated.

Showkat Ahmad Kumar

RE: Selecting Elements in ANSYS APDL

Geometry and mesh do not change after solution unless you do UPCOORD or UPGEOM. If thats what you are doing, select the elements before, and make them a component with the CM command.

Rick Fischer
Principal Engineer
Argonne National Laboratory

RE: Selecting Elements in ANSYS APDL

Thank you Rick for your reply,
Yes I am using UPGEOM Command (initial imperfection). Since the selection of items is needed in the postprocessing so to select item in preprocessing will not be a good option that is why I was searching if there is some command which will give me the shape of geometry before UPGEOM.

RE: Selecting Elements in ANSYS APDL

What is your selection criteria?

Rick Fischer
Principal Engineer
Argonne National Laboratory

RE: Selecting Elements in ANSYS APDL

I select elements based on Path command in APDL. I take a specified path and select the elements crossing that path but due to initial imperfection I am not able to do so.

RE: Selecting Elements in ANSYS APDL

Is there a way to select the elements touching another plan. I was planning to solve the above problem by defining a plan instead of path.

Thanks in advance

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