I want to export the deformed body mesh at a particular frequency and particular phase angle for a harmonic analysis as a .cdb file.
You will need to use SET command first and then UPGEOM. UPGEOM updates the deformation based on the current result set.
UPGEOM will update the geometry based on the SET command.
You first use SET to process the results at the proper load step, sub step, and phase angle. After you issue that command using the UPGEOM command will update the nodes to that deformed location.
CDWRITE will then be used to write the .cdb file as binary data
@AKD-Scripting-Team can someone help here please? Many thanks
Hi @amusthaf , my two cents here, I think exporting a .cdb file would be easier through an APDL command snippet.
You can look into the following commands:
SET -> this defines the result set
UPGEOM -> to update the mesh to its deformed configuration
CDWRITE -> to export the .cdb file
The screenshot below was created for a static structural analysis but you should be able to adapt it for your analysis.
Thank you for the tips, Pernelle!
Using UPGEOM I am not able to define the phase angle for a particular Loadstep and Substep. Using Set commands, I am able to define the angle for the particular frequency, but how do I update the geometry to its deformed configuration and export the CDB?