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> From: 	Christopher Wright[SMTP:chrisw(--nospam--at)]
> Reply To: 	seaint(--nospam--at)
> Sent: 	Saturday, November 13, 1999 12:22 PM
> To: 	seaint(--nospam--at)
> Subject: 	RE: engineering software
> Item 5 (extraction of nodal forces on cut faces) is really a must. If you 
> can't check static equilibrium or loading it's like night driving without 
> headlights.
For checking equilibrium condition, it is UNNECESSARY to extract the
internal forces. A good postprocessor can do that for you.

If you only check static equilibrium, you are still driving at night without
headlights. You need to check compatibility condition, too. A good
postprocessor can check equilibrium & compatibility condition, and can check
the accuracy of eigen-solution.