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APDL - Transient Structural - Exporting stresses over time

  1. May 15, 2017 #1
    I'm writing my master thesis and need to export forces over time in Transient analysis.
    I tried using the force reaction but it shows the result as zero.
    BTW i'm not trying to get the forces from the nodes which is supported, with these i get results.

    But with the nodes with no support i get the value 0.

    I'm new at APDL coding and i'm in a hurry.

    Can somebody help?
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  3. May 15, 2017 #2


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    More information and an example needed for review
  4. May 15, 2017 #3
    I can't share my structure cause it's confidental.
    But how would you extract it from a normal cantilever beam fixed at one end, and a force on the other end?
    Again, i need the force reaction on the nodes which isn't supported.
  5. May 15, 2017 #4


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    For a cantilever beam there should not be any nodes required between the free end force(s) and the connected end reaction(s). If your element is somehow different from that, I would think you should be able to give a simple representation of your element structure in question without revealing any confidential information related to the overall structural assembly design.
  6. May 16, 2017 #5
    There problem is solved and the case is closed.
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