Name

faceset — Ellement face set block

Synopsis

faceset "name"
   attributes...
   data ...
   attributes...
   data ...
   ...
end

Description

faceset generates a list containing element face identifiers, name specifying the name of the element set (a string not exceeding 40 characters). Element face identifiers are composed of pairs of element face number (see Element Naming and Numbering Conventions) and element identifier. The list can then be assigned to i.e. boundary conditions or it can be processed in the post-processor.

Face sets alway store the entries of the list in ascending order. Duplicate entries in the set are not admitted or eliminated. Thus, in contrast to face lists, the position of an entry in a face set has no meaning.

Attributes

branch br

Specifies the branch number to which subsequently defined face identifiers will be assigned The default branch is 1. br remains active until a new branch number is specified or end is encountered.

f1 .. f6

Face identifier as defined in Element Naming and Numbering Conventions. The default element face identifier is 1.

faceset id

Copies all face identifiers found in the already defined face set id to the current face set.

facelist id

Copies all face identifiers found in the already defined face list id to the current face set.

epatch idf1-f6

Copies all face identifiers found in the already defined face list of the epatch with identifier id.

Element faces located on the epatch's faces are specified with f1 to f6.

Data

list

Specifies a list of element identifiers of the elements to be assigned to the current face number.

Examples

Specify the face set 'surface1' containing the face identifiers of the element faces (face f1) of a plate patch consisting of 2 by 2 Q4 elements 1, 2, 3, and 4 of (default) branch 1:

faceset "surface1"
  f1 1 2 3 4
end