SDC Verifier

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 Post-Processing - Peak Finder - Add from the main menu:

Peak Finder menu

The following dialog window will be displayed:

Peak Finder

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

For the Load Results choose the Category and the Direction:

Peak Finder

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

Peak Finder

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:

Peak Finder

If an 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 is above -160Mpa will pass the criteria.

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

Peak Finder

- 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:

Peak Finder

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

Peak Finder

Select the Load, define the selection and press Fill.

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;

Peak Finder

Governing Loads

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

To open the Governing Loads tool execute Post-Processing - Governing Loads - Add from the main menu:

Governing_loads_menu

The following dialog will be displayed:

Governing_loads

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

For the Load Results choose Category and Direction:

Governing_loads

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:

Governing_loads

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

There are 3 different option for the criteria:

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

Governing_loads

  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.

Governing_loads

  - 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:

Governing_loads

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:

Governing_loads

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.

Governing_loads

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):

Governing_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:

Governing_loads

To create the Load Group out of the governing loads press Create Load Group.