Annotates the database with the system of units used.
Label to denote the system of units used in this job:
User-defined system (default).
International system (m, kg, s, K).
MKS system (m, kg, s, °C).
μMKS system (μm, kg, s, °C).
CGS system (cm, g, s, °C).
MPA system (mm, Mg, s, °C).
U. S. Customary system using feet (ft, slug, s, °F).
U. S. Customary system using inches (in, lbf*s2/in, s, °F).
Label = USER, the remaining fields
on this command may be used to enter conversion factors that are appropriate
for the user-defined system of units.
Conversion factor to meter (m). Default = 1.
Conversion factor to kilogram (kg). Default = 1.
Conversion factor to second (s). Default = 1.
Conversion factor to kelvin (K). Default = 1.
Temperature offset from absolute zero in kelvin. Default = 0.
Conversion factor to coulomb. Default = 1.
Conversion factor to newton (N). Default = 1.
Conversion factor to joule (J). Default = 1.
Allows the user to set a marker in the database indicating the system of units used. The setting may be reviewed with the /STATUS command at the Begin level. The units label and conversion factors on this command are for user convenience only and have no effect on the analysis or data. That is, /UNITS will not convert database items from one system to another (e.g., from U. S. Customary to SI, etc.). The units setting will be written to the file of IGES data [IGESOUT or CDWRITE], which can then be read by many programs that read IGES files. The user must still use consistent units for the results to be valid.
If you choose the MKS system of units, the EPZRO option for the EMUNIT command is set to 8.85 e-12 F/m. (EPZRO specifies alternate free-space permittivity.)
If you use the ANSYS ADAMS Interface to export model information
to the ADAMS program, the /UNITS command is required
to ensure the correct transfer of data between ANSYS and ADAMS. You
may choose a predefined unit system label (
Label = SI, CGS, etc.) or you can select the user-defined system option
Label = USER) and input the appropriate
conversion factors (
FORCEFACT). The conversion factors will be written
to the ADAMS input file Jobname.MNF in order
to correctly generate the load. For more information, see Export to ADAMS in the Substructuring Analysis Guide.
All differences between the base solution units used by the
ANSYS and CFX solvers will be noted in the ANSYS output file. Unit
conversions are automatically applied to all loads transferred unless
Label = USER. Unit conversions are not applied to
any of the loads transferred between the ANSYS and CFX solvers if
they use a user-defined unit system.
This command is valid in any processor.