Bill Bulat
Ansys Employee

Please try these commands:

esel,s,mat,,2 ! SELECT THIN LAYER OF SOFT MATERIAL
nsle
 
csys,1
*get,r_inner,node,,mnloc,x ! INNER RADIUS
*get,r_outer,node,,mxloc,x ! OUTER RADIUS
 
nsle ! NET FORCES SOFT MATERIAL EXERTS ON INNER RADIUS NODES
nsel,r,loc,x,r_inner
fsum
 
nsle ! NET FORCES SOFT MATERIAL EXERTS ON OUTER RADIUS NODES
nsel,r,loc,x,r_outer
fsum
 
You should see this if you're post processing interactively (the net FY values are equal and opposite, which I would expect of a static strautural analysis):