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# How to obtain a distance (mm) for my permanent strain with strain result ?

Hi everyone,

Maybe the answer for my question is obvious but how do I have a distance (mm) for my permanent strain with strain result.

Infact, with the strain equation you have ε = Δl / l0My strain result (Nonlinear Strain - Element Nodal with average) in NX is 0.0036 for one particular node that I chose. So, I have ε = 0.0036. How can I find my Δl ?

l0 is my distance from my node to absolut origin ? I don't understand how convert my strain result in distance.

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Accepted by Ganesh_S (Community Manager)
‎06-29-2017 04:33 PM

## Re: How to obtain a distance (mm) for my permanent strain with strain result ?

The nodal strains would need to be integrated across the elements using shape functions to get the displacements (Δl).

Why don't you obtain the displacements directly from the solution?

## Re: How to obtain a distance (mm) for my permanent strain with strain result ?

Hi JimB,

Thanks for the answer. But how can I obtain directly my displacement ? Because if I use Displacement - Nodal I have my the displacement of my node with the load for the step that I choose.  But I would like to obtain my depth in mm of my permanent strain when the load is off.

## Re: How to obtain a distance (mm) for my permanent strain with strain result ?

It sounds like you only have subcases where loads are applied. You need to add an additional unloading subcase where no loads are specified. The displacements in this subcase will be your permanent plastic deformation (assuming that plasticity is the only material nonlinearity).

## Re: How to obtain a distance (mm) for my permanent strain with strain result ?

Thanks, but I work with SOL 601,106 (sorry I should have specify it earlier) because I use 3D contact (only 2 pieces). So create new subcase is not possible. I use a function to applied the load (0s --> 0N to 1s --> 429N).

Do I have to change it to 0s --> 0N , 0.5s --> 429N, 1s -->0N ? The result will be the same ?

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Accepted by topic author Florianb
‎06-30-2017 03:13 AM