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RE: HOW CAN WE GET ANSYS GROUND ACCELARATION

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As an ANSYS user, you are paying quite a bit for maintenance and support - 
more than the outright purchase price of some of the software used by many 
people on this list. Why not take advantage of that and talk to a support 
specialist? That said, here's a quick and dirty for assessing stress 
envelopes.

If you want a stress envelope, then for the type of stress (max principal, 
tresca or Mises intensity), set up a do loop using the ANSYS macro language 
for all the time history. Beforehand, group the elements into sensible 
components - ie, wall1, rooftrussB, etc - and then plot each component for 
each time step. Use the macro language *get command to find and save the 
maximum/minimum stress value for each plotted component - this is saved as 
a plot value for some reason - and the time at which it occurs. Faster than 
using the nodal search with *get. You can just direct the plots to the 
screen and wait for completion. Not guaranteed to give the maximum 
alternating stress component or intensity, but its not bad.

Chuck Ritter
JAR Associates, Inc
401-294-4589
401-294-3826 fax
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From: hamidreza arabshahi [mailto:arabshahi_hamidreza(--nospam--at)yahoo.com]



HOW CAN WE GET ANSYS GROUND ACCELERATION AND HOW CAN WE PLOT

STRESS ENVELOPE IN ANSYS FROM THE TIME-HISTORY RESULTS OF TRANSIENT
ANALYSIS?

IF YOU KNOW, WOULD YOU PLEASE WRITE THE MACRO FILE

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