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List Strain

Lists components of element's strains.


  • Component . Sets the strains component to be searched for extreme values. The default is to list values within 5% tolerance of the Absolute Max value. Click here for available strain components for listing. Not all components are available for all study types.

  • Step Number. Sets the step number at which the selected result is to be listed. Available only for nonlinear, modal time history and drop test studies.

Advanced Options

  • Plane, Axis or Coordinate System . Select a reference plane, an axis, or a coordinate system to list strain. Used for directional components only.

  • Element's center. Lists strains at element's centers.

  • Shell Face . For shell and mixed mesh models only.

    • Top. Total strains at the top face.

    • Bottom. Total strains at the bottom face.

    • Membrane. Membrane strain component.

    • Bending. Bending strain component.

  • Extremes . Select this option to search for extreme values.

    • Criterion . Sets the criterion for extreme results. Available list options are: Absolute Max, Algebraic Max, and Algebraic Min.

    • Sort by value. If checked, activates the sorting of the list.

    • List all values within. Sets the range of values to be listed. The default is to list values within 5% tolerance of the extreme value.

  • Range . Select this box to specify the desired range of elements to be searched. Use this option to list values sequentially with element numbers. Enter the lowest and the highest element numbers.

List Set

Sets the strain component to be listed. Available only if Range is selected under Advanced Options.

  • Strain components. Lists the normal and shear strain components.

  • Strain energy and total energy. Lists the strain energy density and total strain energy

  • Principal components and equivalent strain. Lists the principal strain components and equivalent strain.

To list a strain component with respect to a selected reference geometry:

  1. If needed, create the reference entity you want to use to list the desired strain component.

  2. Click Simulation, List Results, Strain.

The List Results PropertyManager opens.

  1. Under Quantity, select Strain.

  2. Select the strain component to list in Component.

  3. In the FeatureManager design tree, select the reference entity you created in step 1.

Make sure that the reference entity you selected appears in the Plane, Axis or Coordinate System box under Advanced Options.

  1. Set the rest of the list options and click OK.

The List Results dialog box opens and a list of the selected strain component appears.

  1. Click Save.

The Save As dialog box opens. You can save the list to an Excel file (*.csv) or as a plain text file (*.txt).

  1. Click Close.

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Listing Results

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