June 4, 2021 at 2:10 pm

Erik Kostson

Ansys Employee

No worries - it is the internal forces between elements , so forces within the mesh (so not fixed boundary nodes) which I mean with element nodal force (ENFO)- it is a general term. not sure if it is described. ELement Nodal force is not interpolated as far as I know, they are "raw" and they are the internal forces that provide equilibrium.

Finally in the above example we need to sum (use SUM() function in excel) manually in order to get the total force (ansys provides the force at each node of the element so we need to sum them all)

Finally in the above example we need to sum (use SUM() function in excel) manually in order to get the total force (ansys provides the force at each node of the element so we need to sum them all)