I am trying to use the charting tool to extract a gradient along a specified curve and plot the data vs distance along the curve. This is something we are able to do in PATRAN but I am having a hard time trying to figure out how to do it in FEMAP.
Essentially what I ultimately need to determine is how fast the stress is dropping off in a specified location on my part.
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The FEMAP guys are rewritten all the postprocessing portion of FEMAP and when the POWER GRAPHICS will be finished then we will see great improvements in many aspect of postprocessing in FEMAP, one will be that "simply task" like generating an XYPlots of the vonMises Nodal Stress result along a curve, in the future I am sure that all you will need is pick the curve and all will be done, automatically.
But for now, well, this is a little tricky, a little complex for novice users, but once you understand the process you will realize the power of FEMAP. Here you are ONE-WAY (you can have others, this is the good of FEMAP) to make plots of results in curves:
And finally, in the MODEL INFO tree, under FUNCTIONS click with right mouse button (RMB) on top of the newly created function and select SHOW, you will see automatically your function plotted in the CHARTING window, OK?.
This is an amazing response thank you so much.
However, from what I understand, the only way to take the stresses is at each nodes? The reason why I am asking is because if my mesh has, lets say, a 0.3in element size and I need measurments every 0.1in would I have to remesh the area to get the correct distance?
Thank you again,
In fact, using the above method means "one node, one result". But if you need to interpolate between two nodes using a straight line (not matter the mesh density!!), then the FEMAP Stress Linearization Tool is what you need, this tool was created by one of the developers genius of Femap, Mark Sherman, both are impressing!!. Visit the FEMAP Knowledge Base to download: