Babaloluwa Popoola

Thanks for the provided links and response Ashish

The apdl commands used in the youtube video served as the base for the one I used. The displacement applied to the beam in the video induced a peak stress which was below the defined yield stress, whereas in my analysis I'm trying to investigate the behaviour of the material when damage/softening occurs.

I also went through the other links and found the information very useful, however, none of the changes I made seem to address the large variations in peak stress when comparing both systems, even after I varied damage parameters.