Ansys Employee

Hi sarabhiitk,

It depends on whether your material has a different young's modulus, yield point and hardening modulus in compression and tension. If yes, you do need to obtain a separate set of experiment data in compression.

However, you may use the tensile data as a placeholder to set up your model first. If after your research you do believe a compressive data is needed, you can simply replace the material properties in the model.