Modifies temperature-dependent secant coefficients of thermal expansion.

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Material number for which the secant coefficients of thermal expansion (SCTE's) are to be modified. Defaults to 1.


Definition temperature at which the existing SCTE-versus-temperature tables were defined. Defaults to zero.


This command converts temperature-dependent SCTE data (properties ALPX, ALPY, ALPZ) from the definition temperature (DEFTEMP) to the reference temperature defined by MP,REFT or TREF. If both the MP,REFT and TREF commands have been issued, the reference temperature defined by the MP,REFT command will be used.

This command does not apply to the instantaneous coefficients of thermal expansion (properties CTEX, CTEY, CTEZ) or to the thermal strains (properties THSX, THSY, THSZ).

This command is also valid in SOLUTION.

Menu Paths

Main Menu>Preprocessor>Loads>Load Step Opts>Other>Change Mat Props>Convert ALPx
Main Menu>Preprocessor>Material Props>Convert ALPx
Main Menu>Solution>Load Step Opts>Other>Change Mat Props>Convert ALPx

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