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How to calculate volume

i have this surface, i then apply the forces and the constraints and i get the other image.
I want to know what is the volume (m^3) between the two images.
Does anyone know how can I do that?

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Re: How to calculate volume

Hello!,

You need geometry based in the deformed shape of the mesh.

Take a look to this thread for ideas of how to do it in FEMAP:

http://community.plm.automation.siemens.com/t5/Femap-Discussion-Forum/How-to-create-geometry-in-FEMA...

 

Best regards,

Blas.

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Accepted by Ganesh_S (Community Manager)
‎08-26-2015 04:32 AM

Re: How to calculate volume

Since it looks like this is an NX model, here are the steps to generating the deformed mesh and calculating its volume in NX 9.

1. Open the results file
2. Make the FEM the work part
3. Contour plot the displacements
4. MB3 on the post view and Create Field from Results

Set the independent domain to Node ID and the dependent domain to Cartesian. Now you have a field in the FEM based upon displacements from a solution.

5. Translate nodes

Set the method to By Field and select the field from step 4

6. Perform a solid properties check to obtain the deformed volume of the mesh

Regards,
Mark

Mark Lamping
Simulation Product Management
Product Engineering Software

Siemens Industry Sector
Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc.
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