Karthik R
Administrator

Hello Keegan,


The deformation probe will give the maximum value of the deformation, among all the nodes on the edge you have selected (or whichever entity you have selected). So in this case, it won't give the change in circumference of the hole. A workaround this could be to create another static structural system in Workbench and drag and drop the Solution of this problem to the Model of that Static Structural system. The deformed shape will be the starting geometry in the new Static Structural system. Then in the new model, if you use Edge Selection and select the circumference of the hole, on the bottom right corner you should be able to get the circumference of the deformed hole.


You should then be able to subtract the obtained value from its original circumference to get the change.


Then in the new model, if you use Edge Selection and select the circumference of the hole, on the bottom right corner you should be able to get the circumference of the deformed hole.

About your question: Does it measure the displacement of a specific number of points in whichever direction they are deforming?  


When defining the deformation probe, you define the Result Selection. So based on whether a direction (x or y or z-axis) is chosen for the Result Selection or whether it is Total, the Deformation probe will measure either directional or total displacement of the nodes in the selected entity and report the maximum value from that set. 


 Hope this helps.


 Sai