Reactivates an element (for the birth and death capability).
Element to be reactivated:
Reactivates all selected elements (ESEL).
Enables graphical picking of elements. All remaining command fields are ignored. (Valid only in the ANSYS GUI.)
Specifies a component name.
Reactivates the specified element when the birth and death capability is being used. An element can be reactivated only after it has been deactivated (EKILL).
Reactivated elements have a zero strain (or thermal heat storage, etc.) state.
ANSYS, Inc. recommends using the element deactivation/reactivation procedure for analyses involving linear elastic materials only. Do not use element deactivation/reactivation in analyses involving time-dependent materials, such as viscoelasticity, viscoplasticity, and creep analysis.
This command is also valid in PREP7.