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AndyWalker
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Positive & Negative Max Principal Stress?

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05-30-2013 03:31 AM

Hello,

 

Can someone help me please.

 

What does the positive and negative max principal stress represent?

Is it tension and compression?

 

 

 

many thanks

andy

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AndyWalker
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Re: Positive & Negative Max Principal Stress?

05-30-2013 03:37 AM in reply to: AndyWalker

dont worry i found the answer:

 

Maximum Principal

This command sets the results display to calculate the maximum principal stress (S1) for displaying or data output. The principal stress can be displayed for element types with area (2D, plates, and so on) and volume (bricks). Positive (+) indicates tension, and negative (-) indicates compression. See Mohr's Circle for an illustration of this.

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