Simcenter 3D Solutions Tutorial - How to read Stress Signed ?

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The von Mises stress can be enriched by a sign in order to know if we are dealing with traction or compression. This tutorial show you the workflow.


Stress Signed = σvM* sign*(σPMax)

List of features to use :

  • Result variables
  • Result Probe

A 150 mm beam and section 10x10 mm² where a flexion is applied.

Figure 1: von Mises stress on the left and Max Principal stress on the right

Create variables for Max Principal Stress and von Mises Stress with the feature “Result Variable”.

Figure 2: Variables creation

See below the list of variables:

Figure 3: List of variables

The result probe creation where we define the formula using the 2 variables created just before.

Figure 4: Result probe

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