I´m working on strain gages transductors, designing and trying to correlate Simulation results with practical results. Also interested on finding the best place and position angle for the strain gages.
1.- Strain gages only measure strains.
2.- Principal strains simulated by Solid edge are not associated with the position angle. Therefore it is not possible to know the strain in a particular direction.
3.- in a 3D elemental cube there are 3 stresses and 3 shears. Solid Edge give the 3 principals and only one maximum shear.
Its is possible t know the strain in a directions? Maybe using a mix with planar elements. I know that other softw use Beam element for that.
and along a line?.
Von Mises stress can be used for the mechanical integrity, but, without directions, are the principal stress/strains of any value?.