Viewing Results

You can view contour plots of stress, displacement, and strains at the instants that the program stored results at all locations. You can also graph response at the pre-selected locations (vertices and reference points) at the specified resolution. For example, suppose that you set the observation time to 10 microseconds, the number of instants to save all results to 30, and the number of graph points per plot period to 10. Assuming that the number of actual solution steps, internally decided by the solver, is equal to or greater than 300, then you can generate fringe plots at 10/30 microsecond intervals and each response graph will have 30x10=300 graph points.

The instants of time at which the response is saved may not be exactly uniform. The program uses results from the closest instant at which the solution is available. Due to the very small time increments that the program internally uses due to solution stability requirements, the response is practically saved at uniform intervals.

Will the Model Break?

The study does not answer this question automatically. It also does not predict the separation of components due to impact. You can use the results to assess the possibility of such events to occur. For example, you can use the maximum stresses to evaluate the possibility of material failure and contact forces to predict separation.