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Output of Linearized Buckling Analysis

After running a buckling study successfully, you can view:

  • Displacement

You can plot displacement components of buckling mode shapes:

  • UX = Displacement in the X-direction

  • UY = Displacement in the Y-direction

  • UZ = Displacement in the Z-direction

  • URES = Resultant displacement (does not use the reference geometry)

Mode shapes illustrate the profile of the mode only (i.e., the displacement of nodes relative to each other). The displacement values are calculated based on various normalization procedures. The software normalizes each mode shape such that { f i }T [K G ] { f i } is equal to [I], where { f i } is the vector representing the ith mode shape, { f i } T is its transpose, [KG] is the geometric stiffness matrix, and [I] is the unity matrix..

  • Deformation

You can plot the deformed shape of a particular mode. The corresponding critical load factor of the plotted buckling mode is displayed on the plot.

  • Report

You can create reports for the study.

Related Topics

Linearized Buckling Analysis

Performing Buckling Analysis

 



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