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Plotting strain energy


Hello group,


I have a non-linear static solution (SLO601) for a multicomponet FEA model with contacts and bolt preload. I would like to plot/know the total strain energy obsorbed by each component in the model. I was looking at postprocessing dailogue in FEMAP and i couldn't see the total strain energy listed in the contour options(see below screenshot). I was wondering if it has to do with the non-linearity of the model.

Is there any way that i can know how much strain energy is obsorbed by each component.

strain energy.jpg

I would really appreciate your help.


Thank you,



Re: Plotting strain energy

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According to the QRG, ESE, remark 7 for ESE: Element strain energy is available for nonlinear static analysis (SOL 106), All other nonlinear solution sequences do not support element strain energy output.


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Re: Plotting strain energy


I really appreciate your time.