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Simulation- stress analysis

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09-07-2011 07:37 AM

When performing a stress analysis in the simulation environment is there any way of viewing the calculations to back up the solutions?

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Re: Simulation- stress analysis

09-07-2011 07:58 AM in reply to: lester86_1

Hi Lester86_1,


  We don't provide any internal calculations.  However, there are two things you can check to verify a solution:


1)  Use the convergence settings (provide maximum number of h-refinements and stop criteria %) and view the convergence plot (verify the solution has converged within the stop criteria)


2)  View the reaction forces and moments by RMB on a constraint in the browser => Reaction Forces.


Hope this helps...


Thanks, -Hugh



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Re: Simulation- stress analysis

09-07-2011 08:01 AM in reply to: lester86_1

If it helps bolster your confidence we run all of our analysis through Algor, SolidWorks and Pro/E as well and get results equivalent to the Inventor results.  It is all in properly setting up the analysis.

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