Hi, Antony

I don't think so.

The damage shown in the picture of the beam (the not visible elements ) is a result of a failure criteria defined on the WB interface by the User. I tried to export the APDL file of the structure (Tools > Write Input File)  to check if Ansys would transcript the criteria to APDL language, but he ignores it.


I didn't explore it, but maybe you can try the coding below. It uses a FAIL criteria and you can write in APDL. This print is from the book Finite Element Analysis of Composite Materials Using ANSYS® by Ever J. Barbero