A question that concerns the results of stress analysis. The "extreme normal stresses" in section are the priciple stresses (that are maximum indeed) occured in an inclined plane-cut where are no shear stresses or are the normal stresses that act on the plane of cross section (together with shear stresses)?
In the "stresses in point" the stresses "σi" are also the priciple ones?
If the answers are positive are we able to obtain the angle that these max normal (priciple) stresses occur?
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After making a simple investigation, i finally found out that the answer is NO. Unfortunatelly, the extreme normal stresses are not the principle ones.. I think that this information should be provided too (as well as the principal directions) in order the results to be more usefull for the user.
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1/ Extreme normal stresses are not the principal stresses. These are extreme values of normal stresses (along local X) resulting from bending moments and normal force (Fz, My, Mz)
2/ the "σi" stress is von Mises reduced stress calculated for 3D state of stresses
Displaying principal stresses and directions of them would be difficult because it is considered as 3D state of stresses and principal directions are independent from XY, UZ and ZX planes available in the interface of stress analysis
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Thank you for your answer.
As concerns point 2) i just forgot to tell in my previous post, after my simple investigation, that was cleared.
It seems difficult indeed but it is also a very usefull information.. About the graphical presenation, it wouldn't matter if there wasn't anyone, as they are more important the values at it self..
Thank you anyway.
Stress analysis is performed for bar elements so the state of stresses obtained from it in each point is in reality not full 3D but 2D in some virtual plane resulting from values of tau_xy and tau_xz in specific point.
So it is possible to calculate:
1/ total shear stress tau in specific point (equal to sqrt(tau_xy^2 + tau_xz^2))
2/ angle between for instance y axis and the plane of total shear
3/ perform standard analysis of principal stresses for 2D state of stresses in plane of total shear (considering sigma_x and tau) - resulting in sigma_1, sigma_2, tau_12
Of course above operations can be made outside of Robot in for instance MS Excel - but in such case it is necessary to output necessary components of stresses (sigma_x, tau_xy and tau_xz) point by point.
Improvement request to enable it inside stress analysis registered.
BTW: why do you need these values if you have von Mises Stresses?
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Additional remarks to my previous answer and answer to your last post:
Thank you for your, as always, illustrative answer.
Actually, i was refering to the case of using stress analysis in the module "section definition" where we can examine individually any kind of section with any kind of material (so, in 2D).
The Von Mises criterion is used only for ductile materials (i.e usually for steel), and not for other materials. Priciple stresses have a more general use.