2 Replies Latest reply on Dec 10, 2015 12:08 PM by John Willett

    H-Adaptive Results -- More Detail in Linear Static Simulations?

    John Willett

      I'm running SW Premium 2015 SP 4.0, so I don't have access to a lot of the fancy simulation-analysis tools.  After an H-Adaptive simulation has completed, if and only if it satisfies the specified accuracy criterion, I do get a pop-up telling me the final value of that variable.  (I if the criterion was not met, apparently I get nothing but the new plots.)  But (assuming I wasn't watching it the whole time):
      1) How do I find out how many loops were run?

      2) How do I get details on the mesh, such as what was the smallest element size?  (I see that I can view an image of the mesh in Mesh/Show Mesh.)

      3) How do I save the mesh if I want to use it in another simulation?  (I see that I can re-use it as the starting point of the same simulation if I increase the accuracy criterion.)

      4) If the specified accuracy criterion was not met, how do I find the final value of that variable?

      The only other pieces of information I've found are the number of nodes (or DOF) and the run time of the final loop in Results/Solver Messages.  I'm hoping there's more somewhere! -- John Willett

       

      Message was edited by: John Willett to use more correct terminology and include more accurate information.

        • Re: H-Adaptive Results -- More Detail in Linear Static Simulations?
          John Willett

          By setting the maximum number of loops to 2, by copying the resulting solved study to a new one with those same settings, and by repeating this process ad nauseam, I now see that I can get access to all of the loop steps in such an h-adaptive solution.  (What I can't seem to get in this case is the value of the convergence parameter after each loop is done.)  I guess this is a step forward, but it's surely a tedious process!  Is this really the best I can do?

           

          I apologize for editing the name of this thread, but I wanted to make it more representative of my quandary. -- John Willett

            • Re: H-Adaptive Results -- More Detail in Linear Static Simulations?
              John Willett

              >>1) How do I find out how many loops were run?

              2) How do I get details on the mesh, such as what was the smallest element size?  (I see that I can view an image of the mesh in Mesh/Show Mesh.)

              3) How do I save the mesh if I want to use it in another simulation?  (I see that I can re-use it as the starting point of the same simulation if I increase the accuracy criterion.)

              4) If the specified accuracy criterion was not met, how do I find the final value of that variable?<<

               

               

              In case anyone else cares, my VAR pointed out that

               

              A) Right-clicking Results and selecting "Define Adaptive Convergence Graph" will give exactly what I was looking for -- a "time" series of convergence parameter, maximum stress, number of nodes, etc. throughout the looping process.  This answers questions (1) and (4) above.  It appears to work even after several iterations of my "manual" adaptive looping technique described above!

               

              B) "Probe" works on the mesh and allows me to measure the dimensions of any element desired.  This pretty much answers question (2). -- John Willett