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Can 2D simulation (plane strain model) output all the three displacement components, u1,u2,u3

    • Hanfei

      Recently, I am running some 2D simulations (plane strain model) using ANSYS 17.0. I am wondering can I extract all the three components of displacement (u1, u2, u3). Typically, u1 and u2 are default output for 2D simulation. I am not sure if I can get u3 from 2D simulation

    • jj77

      Plane strain elements (modelled on xy plane) have only x and y dof, not out of plane, so 2 dof per node.


      See theory manual say plane elements like plane42.


      Also see a post from Tony Abbey about plane stress and strain elements


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