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plotting nodal stresses

plotting nodal stresses

plotting nodal stresses

i think this should be an easy one for the expert users out here...

For a set of nodes I want to plot a graph in femap for the nodal stresses (say Sx for example) against the x-coordinate of these selected nodes. No matter what I do femap only gives me the option to do it with elements meaning element stresses vs element centriodal positions. Is there a way I can force femap to use nodal data??

My results are from nastran where I have requested nodal stresses using corner option.

RE: plotting nodal stresses

Basically, you need to convert elemental stress results to nodal stress results. This is done automatically by FEMAP when you generate a contour plot.
Fortunately, new versions of FEMAP already perform the conversion of elemental-to-nodal when generating an X-Y plot of stress along an edge.

Here you have interesting videos to deal with X-Y plots in FEMAP:


Best regards,

Blas Molero Hidalgo
Ingeniero Industrial

WEB: http://www.iberisa.com
Blog de FEMAP & NX Nastran: http://iberisa.wordpress.com/

RE: plotting nodal stresses

thanks blas.this worked out like a charm. this is exactly what I wanted. the videos were an added bonus.

thanks again!!

RE: plotting nodal stresses

wot, the perfect answer and no LPS of gratitude ? was it a "great post!" ?

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