General Mechanical

General Mechanical

calculate surface area

    • alessandro.borghi


      I need to calculate the are of a specific surface which varies due to a load. The geometry is 3D. I have tried with APDL command but I only managed to extract volume of the underlying elements rather than surface area. I was relatively successfull on planar structure meshed with shell elements. I have tried it on a simple 1mm3 cube undergoing 1% strain but no luck. Any idea on how to do it?

    • Aniket
      Ansys Employee

      Please check if arnode(N) function helps you in this case.


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