Plotting Von Misses Stress X Distance or Coordinate Node or Element

Fabricio.UrquhartFabricio.Urquhart Rio de JaneiroMember

I would like to plot a graph with the edge von misses stress, like the picutre below. But in place of time, I would like to plot the X coordinate along the edge. So the results will be a line per time like the second picture. Is there any command in apdl that do it??

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  • peteroznewmanpeteroznewman Member
    edited September 2018

    Fabricio,

    In Mechanical, you use Construction Geometry to create a Path to plot stress along that path.  Here is the SimuTech group tutorial.

    Regards,

    Peter

  • rgpatchirgpatchi HannoverMember
    edited September 2018

    Hello Fabricio, 

    As Peter suggested, you can get distance along the edge vs stress plot using Construction Geometry (Path). 

    If you want to have X-coordinate (and not distance along the edge) vs stress plot instead, you can create in the following way. 

    1. Create a Equivalent stress result along a path as Peter suggested

    2. Create a User defined result along a path, with expression LOCX

    3. Highlight both objects created above and create a Chart

    4. In the created chart, change the X axis (under Chart Controls) from "Length" to this "User defined result" created in step 2 to get  X-coordinate vs stress plot

    You can also combine multiple Equivalent stress results (at multiple time points) into one chart.

    Hope this helps. 

    Best regards,

    Rohith

     

     

  • Fabricio.UrquhartFabricio.Urquhart Rio de JaneiroMember
    edited September 2018

    Thank you!

    To create a path, it is necessary to create a edge in the geometry. If you do not have the edge, the results do not recognize the path.

  • rgpatchirgpatchi HannoverMember
    edited September 2018

    Fabricio, 

    I see from your snapshot that edges are present (circled in red). Let me know if I am missing something?

    Best regards,
    Rohith

  • NataliaNatalia Member
    edited April 16

    Hi all!

    I am sorry for not opening a new thread (neither uploading a pic) but for some reason it is impossible since a few days ("Sorry an error occured"). Could you please help me to plot a stress in a function of edge length along a non-linear 2D edge? I need it to compare several simulation with different loads. I am guessing that I might need to get all the values on the nodes with the apdl commands but I don't want to search blindly. Could you please give me any hint? 

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