# Post-processing

There are following tools available:

## Peak Finder

Peak Finder finds all peak zones based on the output results and presents them using a special plot and a summary table.

To open Peak Finder governing tool execute

- - from the main menu:The following dialog window will be displayed:

The peaks can be found for Load Results (e.g. displacement, stresses, etc.) or Check results (except plate buckling and joint checks). Select the load or the check results to use in the Result group box.

For the Load Results choose the Category and the Direction:

The parameter and the direction should be defined for the Check Result

In the Criteria filter it is possible to define the rule that determines the elements which are treated as peaks:

There are 3 different options for the criteria:

- The result is bigger/small than the defined value. For example, |Stress X| > 160MPa:

If an Absolute option is ON it means that the absolute value of the result is used for the riteria. In the example above the compression stress is above -160Mpa will pass the criteria.

- The number of elements - an amount of the elements with the Min/Max/Abs results.

- The percent of elements - % of all the model elements with the Min/Max/Abs results. For example, select 1% of the elements with the maximum results on the Load Group:

To preview the results press . The following table will be shown:

Select the Load, define the selection and press

.It is possible to preview the peak zones on the model. Select the zones in the table and press the Plot. The following types of labels for each zone can be included:

- Id;

- Value;

- Id and Value;

Note: Weld elements are taken from Weld Finder Tool. If no welds are recognized elements with free edges will be displayed.

## Governing Loads

Governing Loads - finds the critical (governing) loads from a large group of load combinations.

To open the Governing Loads tool execute

- - from the main menu:The following dialog will be displayed:

The Governing Loads can be found for the Load Results (e.g. displacement, stresses, etc.) or the Check results. Select the load or the check results to use in the

box.For the Load Results choose Category and Direction:

The governing loads can be found only for the checks with the Load Calculation option = All Loads. In the filter only supported checks are shown . The Parameter and direction should be defined for the Check Result:

In the Criteria filter it is possible to define the rule that determines elements for which the governing loads have to be found:

There are 3 different option for the criteria:

- Result is bigger/small than defined value. For example, |Stress X| > 160MPa:

If the Absolute option is **ON** it means that the absolute value of the result is used for the criteria. In the example above, the compression stress above -160Mpa will pass the criteria.

- Number of elements - amount of the elements with Min/Max/Abs results.

- Percent of elements - % of all the model elements with Min/Max/Abs results. For example, select 1% of the elements with the maximum results on the Load Group:

In the table 4 elements are displayed. All results are positive (tension) and the compression is skipped because the LG Parameter is set to Max:

To find the governing loads for the compression stresses only, set the LG Parameter to Min, and take into account both to Abs.

In the Options group box select the Load Group, Selection and Table Type.

By default, the full model is used, but if is required to skip some elements to modify the selection using the Selector.

The Summary Table (over loads):

In total 24 elements passed the criteria |Stress X| > 160MPa. For each load the following information is shown:

Element Count - how many elements are governing for that load;

Element Id - the element with the worst value caused by the load;

Abs Value - the worst (Min/Max/Abs) value.

Expand Table - the detailed table that presents the results over the elements:

To create the Load Group out of the governing loads press

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