David Weed
Ansys Employee

You can consider using Fortran write statements in the code so that when the MAPDL solver is running, you will get feedback in the solver output file. Also, if you want the model to behave in a linear elastic fashion, you can consider setting the yield stress to a very high value, then it will not enter the portion of the code where plastic strain is calculated. I would also suggest running a one element problem so that you can easily track the output.