- Mapdl.cyl5(xedge1='', yedge1='', xedge2='', yedge2='', depth='', **kwargs)#
Create a circular area or cylindrical volume by end points.
APDL Command: CYL5
Defines a circular area anywhere on the working plane or a cylindrical volume with one face anywhere on the working plane by specifying diameter end points. For a solid cylinder of 360°, the top and bottom faces will be circular (each area defined with four lines) and they will be connected with two surface areas (each spanning 180°). See the CYL4, PCIRC, and CYLIND commands for alternate ways to create circles and cylinders.
- xedge1, yedge1
Working plane X and Y coordinates of one end of the circle or cylinder face.
- xedge2, yedge2
Working plane X and Y coordinates of the other end of the circle or cylinder face.
The perpendicular distance (either positive or negative based on the working plane Z direction) from the working plane representing the depth of the cylinder. If DEPTH = 0 (default), a circular area is created on the working plane.
Volume or area number of the circular area of cylindrical volume.
Create a circular with one point of the circle at
(1, 1)and the other point at
>>> anum = mapdl.cyl5(xedge1=1, yedge1=1, xedge2=2, yedge2=2) >>> anum 1
Create a cylinder with one point of the circle at
(X, Y) == (1, 1)and the other point at
(X, Y) == (2, 2)with a height of 3.
>>> vnum = mapdl.cyl5(xedge1=1, yedge1=1, xedge2=2, yedge2=2, depth=5) >>> vnum 1
- Return type: