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By default NX Post shows results on free faces, this could be why you are not seeing the internal ply results.
In the Results tab, click Edit Post View. In the Display tab, change Display on from Free Faces to Volume. Then in the Edges and Faces tab, change Faces from Opaque to Translucent. You should be able to see all your results.
Which results set are you post-processing? I was assuming you were looking at 'ply stress', as opposed to 'stress': how many plies are there, over how many element layers? If you want to see stresses on internal plies, you need to select the ply in the post navigator. Are there ply stress results for the internal plies?
The cutting plane option shows results on the cut plane and outside of that, on the free faces, so it should not work.
Are you using NX Nastran as your solver?
'The post processing view I get for internal plies for ply stress is like a ribbon around my object (2-dimensional)'
I think that this is what I see on my 3D model internal plies when using the default post view settings:
When I modify the settings as I described before:
I see this
and I am able to pick all the internal nodes for all the elements using Identify (I have to view from the top to pick top nodes, and from the bottom to pick bottom nodes.)
So if this does not work for you, I'm at a loss. Perhaps you can send me your model?
I have a problem with MSC Patran/ Nastran 2014
I would like to export the results of the tensor of element stress and the tensor of element strain in texts files after a modal analyses of a model of a thin rectancular composite but I didn't find how to export them, does anyone know how ?
Thanks and best regards,