Jim Day
Ansys Employee
The issue could be the way in which you're postprocessing the d3plot data. As a check, add *DATABASE_ELOUT and *DATABASE_HISTORY_BEAM so as to output beam data to the output file elout. Then try plotting axial stresses at beam integration points by reading elout into LS-PrePost using Post>ASCII>elout>Load. I'm assuming you're running SMP for this small model. Also, while debugging, I'd get rid of *DAMPING_GLOBAL and also set BEAM to the default value of 0 in *DATABASE_EXTENT_BINARY.