Mapdl.cmomega(cm_name='', omegax='', omegay='', omegaz='', x1='', y1='', z1='', x2='', y2='', z2='', **kwargs)#

Specifies the rotational velocity of an element component about a user-

APDL Command: CMOMEGA defined rotational axis.


The name of the element component.

omegax, omegay, omegaz

If the X2, Y2, Z2 fields are not defined, OMEGAX, OMEGAY, and OMEGAZ specify the components of the rotational velocity vector in the global Cartesian X, Y, Z directions.

x1, y1, z1

If the X2, Y2, Z2 fields are defined,X1, Y1, and Z1 define the coordinates of the beginning point of the rotational axis vector. Otherwise, X1, Y1, and Z1 are the coordinates of a point through which the rotational axis passes.

x2, y2, z2

The coordinates of the end point of the rotational axis vector.


Specifies the rotational velocity components OMEGAX, OMEGAY, and OMEGAZ of an element component CM_NAME about a user-defined rotational axis. The rotational axis can be defined either as a vector passing through a single point or a vector connecting two points.

You can define rotational velocity and rotational axis for these analysis types:


Harmonic (ANTYPE,HARMIC) – Full or modal superposition

Transient (ANTYPE,TRANS) – Full or modal superposition

Substructuring (ANTYPE,SUBSTR)


Rotational velocities are combined with the element mass matrices to form a body force load vector term. Units are radians/time. Related commands are ACEL, CGLOC, CGLOC, CGOMGA, CMDOMEGA, DCGOMG, DOMEGA.

See Analysis Tools in the Mechanical APDL Theory Reference for more information.

You can use the CMOMEGA command in conjunction with either one of the following two groups of commands, but not with both groups simultaneously:

Components for which you want to specify rotational loading must consist of elements only. The elements you use cannot be part of more than one component, and elements that share nodes cannot exist in different element components. You cannot apply the loading to an assembly of element components.

If you have applied the Coriolis effect (CORIOLIS) using a stationary reference frame, the CMOMEGA command takes the gyroscopic damping matrix into account for the elements listed under “Stationary Reference Frame” in the notes section of the CORIOLIS command. ANSYS verifies that the rotation vector axis is parallel to the axis of the element; if not, the gyroscopic effect is not applied. If you issue a CMOMEGA command when the Coriolis or gyroscopic effect is present, a subsequently issued OMEGA command has no effect.

The CMOMEGA command supports tabular boundary conditions (%TABNAME_X%, %TABNAME_Y%, and %TABNAME_Z%) for CMOMEGA_X, CMOMEGA_Y, and CMOMEGA_Z input values (*DIM) for full transient and harmonic analyses.

In a mode-superposition harmonic or transient analysis, you must apply the load in the modal portion of the analysis. Mechanical APDL calculates a load vector and writes it to the MODE file, which you can apply via the LVSCALE command.