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Bar force in the f06 file

Bar force in the f06 file

Bar force in the f06 file

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Hi, I'm new in this forum and this is my first question.
I need to have in the f06 the bar forces ( F O R C E S   I N   B A R   E L E M E N T S ) but although i have tried many different configurations in the launch file, changing parameters and output request, I always obtain the force distributions in the elements of my model ( F O R C E   D I S T R I B U T I O N   I N   B A R   E L E M E N T S ). I need to have the first form in the f06 because I have to process the forces in a program directly from the f06 file.
What this the parameter that makes these differences?

Thanks
toski

RE: Bar force in the f06 file

I have never seen force distribution before. But in your bdf file, you would have to ask for ELFORCE = ALL in your Case Control DECK.

This should give you for all your elements the bending moments at both grid points ofyour elements, as well as two shear loads, one axial load and a torque. Be carefull when interpreting those results, it's not that obvious.

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