General Mechanical

General Mechanical

Volume of each element in a mesh

    • alexandre.casadei
      Subscriber

      Hello,

      I'm having problems exporting information about the volume of each element of a mesh generated in Ansys mechanical.
      Is there any way I can access and/or export this data?

    • Erik Kostson
      Ansys Employee

       

      It can be done probably by a combination of *GET (*GET, vele, ELEM,i,VOLU), then by saving these values *DIM (vols(i)=vele) in a *DO loop over all elements, and then finally write the array (*cfopen,vw1.out – *VWRITE,’Vol. is: ‘, vols(1) – (A12, E13.5) – *cfclose) to a file:


      Here is an example that shows some of this (except of *get, but the *get for the element volume is shown above).
      https://www.padtinc.com/2012/05/18/writing-text-files-with-vwrite/
       
      All the best
      Erik

       

    • Mike Rife
      Ansys Employee

      alexandre.casadei Look up *vget in the help - it will be faster to use than *get.  

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