peteroznewman
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nThe easy way to create a stress field is to apply the loads and boundary conditions to the structure and perform a static structural analysis.nIn a Transient Structural analysis, you can create a 3-step solution. Step 1 applies the loads and boundary conditions as you would for a static solution, and by turning off Time Integration under Analysis Settings, you get a static solution. Step 2 changes nothing and also has Time Integration off. The purpose of step 2 is to assign zero velocity to the model because otherwise the deformation of step 1, divided by the time, would define a velocity for the next step. Step 3 is the start of the Transient loads and Time Integration is turned on.n