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Hey everybody, I'd like to know if there is a way to display some sort of force vectors to visualize the force flux. My idea is to run the analysis mode and then being able to display where the actual force "moves along" the analyzed structure. This is important for complex structures to have a better understanding of why something might fail. With this in mind I'd be able to design a more evolved Designspace etc. Thanks for your help, Asaad
Starting from the attached topic, I was able to find a way to visualize my load flow/force flow by creating an expression "Vector from Scalar". Browsing through several publications I found the neccessary Tensor-Elements to combine my force in x-,y- and z-direction. fx = [SigmaXX, TauXY, TauXZ] fy = [TauYX, SigmaYY, TauYZ] fz = [TauZX, TauZY, SigmaZZ] Following the above my expression for fx looks like this: VectorFromScalar(T1.C1, T1.C4, T1.C6) T1.C1 is Table Component XX T1.C4 is Table Component XY T1.C6 is Table Component ZX All three chosen from "Table: Element Stresses (2D & 3D)" Now I need to verify that this is actually what I want^^ So please let me know what you would interpret from this visualization. To get more insight I'll tell you what I am heading for: The Idea is to analyze complex structures referring to the flow/flux of force. This can be very helpful in finding working surface pairs or their connecting channel and support structures within non-obvious structures. Thank you for your help! I am happy for anykind of answer!! Asaad