Andreas Koutras
Ansys Employee


Regarding the element stress state written in d3plot, d3plot contains the six stress components in the global or local material coordinate system (see CMPFLG of *DATABASE_EXTENT_BINARY), the effective plastic strain and any number of history variables specified (see NEIPH, NEIPS, BEAMIP of *DATABASE_EXTENT_BINARY) at the element's integration points (see MAXINT, NINTSLD, NEIPB of *DATABASE_EXTENT_BINARY).

The pressure, von-Mises stress, principal stresses, triaxiality, etc. are calculated by LSPP during the post-processing, or can be calculated by the user.