EALIVE

EALIVE, ELEM
Reactivates an element (for the birth and death capability).

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ELEM

Element to be reactivated:

ALL

 — 

Reactivates all selected elements (ESEL).

P

 — 

Enables graphical picking of elements. All remaining command fields are ignored. (Valid only in the ANSYS GUI.)

Comp

 — 

Specifies a component name.

Notes

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.

Menu Paths

Main Menu>Preprocessor>Loads>Load Step Opts>Other>Birth & Death>Activate Elem
Main Menu>Solution>Load Step Opts>Other>Birth & Death>Activate Elem

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