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I have a component as seen below. I'm struggling to find out how to, if possible, plot of graph of Shear Stress vs Displacement.


By using a node path you only get stress at that node however I need something more complex.


I need to average the total stress for elements in the x and z axis at certain y displacements. Then plot, y displacement vs Shear stress average plane.


Still confused? See diagram 2 below for example.

I need to average all the elements in their specific colour, then plot the y displacement (1->6) vs shear stress (average colour).


Hope your able to help.


I'm using Optistruct as my solver



Shear across.PNG

Shear Across 2.png

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