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Output in external text file

Output in external text file

Output in external text file

(OP)
Hej,
  I'm a beginner working with Abaqus. I want to optimize the layer setup of a carbon monocoque for a racing car. To use the interface to our optimization program (Xopt) I need a text file with the nodal reaction forces at four points (to gain the torsion stiffness of the car) in a small table.

  I was reading pages and pages in the manuals finding the right approach to solve this problem. Have I to use Python or can I use specific commands in the .inp file?

Thank you very much for any help
Markus

RE: Output in external text file

check the *NODE PRINT command. it will output tabular data to the .dat file.

RE: Output in external text file

If you are applying displacements you will want the output variable identifiers:  RF1, RF2, and RF3.  These are your reaction forces in the 1,2, and 3 directions.

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