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Viewing output values through the thickness in a SOLID Mesh

Pioneer
Pioneer

Hi,

I am not sure if this is a limitation of Femap, but I could not find a way to view output contour values of elements in through thickness of a solid mesh.

 

I have a very simple bar with a hole, represented by 3D Hexa elements. I wanted to view output contours and if possible obtain distribution of interested result quantity in both throug thickness and across the cross section of the bar. 

 

A couple of images to illustrate the above. 

 

01.pngThis is with Clipping Plane ONThis is with Clipping Plane ON

As can be seen, even with Clipping Plane ON, I am not able to obtain visual representation of XY Shear stress distribution across thickness as well as cross-section.

 

Perhaps, there is another way to get what I want? 

 

If not, perhaps, Siemens/Femap folks can take the above as a feature request for Femap v12?

 

Thx...

2 REPLIES

Re: Viewing output values through the thickness in a SOLID Mesh

Solution Partner Phenom Solution Partner Phenom
Solution Partner Phenom

Hello!,

In 3-D solid models you can perform a contour plot and see results in the surface ...

 

3-D-MESH-post-contour.png

Or you can do Dynamic cutting & Isosurface plots using the VIEW > ADVANCED POST > DYNAMIC ISOSURFACE command ...

3-D-MESH-post-isosurface.png

Or for instance you can cut your FEMAP model using F5 > SECTION CUT command and choose between different cuttions options, not too bad ... 

3-D-MESH-post-cutting options.png

3-D-MESH-post-cut.png

 

Best regards,
Blas.

Blas Molero Hidalgo, Ingeniero Industrial, Director
IBERISA • 48004 BILBAO (SPAIN)
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Re: Viewing output values through the thickness in a SOLID Mesh

Pioneer
Pioneer

Thank you for pointing them features. They will work Smiley Happy