In CosmosWorks, when probing a stress plot surface for
shearstress, TXY, you are asked to specify a reference plane
(oraxis). The TXY choices are 1. Shear in Y dir. on YZ plane, 2.
Shearin Z dir. on YZ plane and 3. Shear in Z dir. on XZ plane.
I find this confusing. If I want to look at surfaces
parallelto the XY plane, these three options don't appear to
give methat choice. Can someone explain the reference plane and how
Imight (for instance) investigate shear stresses on an XY
surface?How would I look for shear forces in the Y direction on the
XYplane if I can't select that option.
Thanks in advance for any explanations/suggestions.