Chandra Sekaran
Ansys Employee
  • The above *IF statement looks correct. What is the response to the EKILL command? I would recommend running in batch mode so you can check the output file. 
  • Please check out doc for ESEL and NSEL commands for how to select based on results. ESEL can be used to select ETABLE items which are stored at element level. NSEL can be used to select nodes based on result quantities. Once you have the nodes you can get the elements.
    • Something to note is that when you use distributed solver, you may be required to go to /POST1 and issue SET command to get the stress/strain type result quantities. This means you will need to do a RESTART when you enter /SOLU module again for the next time step.