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Total strain energy of a single beam element

Total strain energy of a single beam element

Total strain energy of a single beam element

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Hello everyone

I am analyzing a model that contains a number of beam elements.

I would like to generate a measure that would tell me the total strain energy on a specific beam element. I know that Pro/M can calculate this, because the convergence file shows the total strain energy on each element. However, it lists the elements simply as ID numbers (e.g. 934, 938, 942, etc), and I cannot find a reference anywhere in the output files which correlates these elements to the actual beam elements in my model.

Does anyone know of a way to define a measure that can tell me the total strain energy (not just strain) on a specific beam? Failing that, is there any way that I can look at the AutoGEM files and determine which beam is which in the convergence files?

Thanks in advance,

Mark

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