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*ELSET

Keyword type: model definition

This option is used to assign elements to an element set. The parameter ELSET containing the name of the set is required (maximum 80 characters), whereas the parameter GENERATE (without value) is optional. If present, element ranges can be expressed by their initial value, their final value, and an increment. If a set with the same name already exists, it is reopened and complemented. The name of a set is case insensitive. Internally, it is modified into upper case and a 'E' is appended to denote it as element set.


First line:

Following line if the GENERATE parameter is omitted:

Repeat this line if needed.

Following line if the GENERATE parameter is included:

Repeat this line if needed.

Example:

*ELSET,ELSET=E1,GENERATE
20,25
*ELSET,ELSET=E2
E1,50,51

assigns the elements with numbers 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25 to element set E1 and the elements with numbers 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 (= set E1), 50 and 51 to element set E2.


Example files: segment, beampo1, beampset.


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guido dhondt 2012-10-06