3.7.3: Element Query
The "Element Query"-component lets one determine the mass, surface area and the volume of a given set of elements (see fig 188.8.131.52). These and the corresponding model need to be supplied as input at the 'Model'- and 'Elems'-input plugs. The 'Select Elements'-component (see section 3.1.16) offers a flexible way of grouping elements. In case of shell and membrane elements the surface area is the sum of upper and lower boundary. For beams the the outer surface are will be returned - the interior of e.g. tubes is not counted.
The meshes of the elements are water tight and come with caps by default. In case this is not desired, set 'with_caps' to 'False' in the 'karamba.ini'-file.
Fig 184.108.40.206: Information retrieval regarding elements via the 'Element query'-component