Generates an array of periodic data from a unit cell dataset based on a given plane of periodicity. This function is useful for obtaining the complete form of data from a periodic simulation which only contains data from one unit cell. Only unstructured datasets are supported by this command.
Unfolds data from a symmetric dataset based on a given plane of symmetry.
The first argument is a 2D or 3D unstructured dataset. The second argument is the plane with respect to which data is periodic in the format [+-][xyz], e.g. “-y” and refers to the axis of the plane of periodicity (i.e. the direction for the periodicity vector will be taken from the sign, and that plane, e.g. y-normal, will be used for arraying). The third argument count is number of unit cells to copy in the array (if 1, only returns the unit cell).
Below is a simple example of creating a periodic array of unstructured dataset generated from data available in the unstructured_charge_example.mat file by assuming that the data is periodic in the "-y" direction and contains 3 unit cells.
x = charge.x;
y = charge.y;
z = charge.z;
C = charge.elements;
data = unstructureddataset("test",x,y,z,C);