# post processing results

Member

Hello,

I would like to plot the stress result of the entire body at specific layers. Hope to be clear by inserting this picture.

I have already tried to crate a path and plot the stress along the path, but the stress is computed along a line. While I would like to get the stress distribution of the tooth on the y-axis and the length of the tooth represented by specific points on the x-axis.

Thus, how can I replicate the plot in the image?

Moreover, I'm interested in the force distribution along the entire dental arch, thus I've used a probe to assess the force reaction on each tooth, but is there another way to study the distribution of the force exterted on the dental arch?

I would be grateful to anyone who could give some tips.

• Forum Coordinator
edited February 2020

I think you can use the charts:
https://ansyshelp.ansys.com/account/secured?returnurl=/Views/Secured/corp/v201/en/wb_sim/ds_Chart_o_r.html

create the paths ABCDEFGHI first and scope required result object to these paths individually. And then select all the results and insert the chart which would lead to something like this:

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• Member
edited February 2020

Hi Aniket,

thanks for your support! However, this way I get as many lines on the y axis as the number of paths, while I would like to get one stress result (one line) with nodes in correspondence on each path region (A,B,C, so on).  If I plot the stress of the entire body the x-axis is the time, but I want the length (subdivided into paths) as x-axis.

• Forum Coordinator
edited February 2020

sorry not very clear to me, can you please explain it in more details? What are p1 p2 p3 in the image?

• Member
edited February 2020

P1,P2, p3 are parallel simulations to compare different loads. I'm interested only in one of them.  9 levels from A to I were drawn at 0, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 mm ( 2 mm interval distance) from the crest of the tooth. The stress values were computed at these levels.

• Forum Coordinator
edited February 2020

so wouldn't that be a single path originating from a point in plane A and going till the point in the plane I?

• Member
edited February 2020

yes, it should be. But the path crosses those points and I don't know how to show them because I can only change the number of sampling points, not their location. Maybe there is another approach..

• Forum Coordinator
edited February 2020

You know the distance between A plane and I plane, if you insert a straight path of 16 mm, and choose 7 sampling points (which will correspond to plane B to Pane H) wouldn't those be equidistant with 2 mm distance between them?

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• Member
edited February 2020

Yes, that's true.  I though I could cretae a path by interpolating mid points. However, yours is a good idea. I've got  this result

I don't know how to remove the values of the distance in mm and replace them with the capital letters representing the levels.

Thank you very much for your help!

• Member
edited February 2020

Use the Tabular output to copy the values, then paste them into Excel and make a custom there.

• Member
edited February 2020

ok, perfect! Thank you all!!!