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Re: Extracting Equivalent Plastic strain from Nonlinear sim
Francesco Rustichelli Aug 31, 2017 8:16 AM (in response to Raghunath Patwardhan)Hi Raghunath, to measure the equivalent plastic strain you need to:
 solve a nonlinear study
 create an equivalent strain plot
 edit the advanced properties of this plot: you will find a dropdown option that lets you choose among total, elastic and plastic strain
Bye
FR

Re: Extracting Equivalent Plastic strain from Nonlinear sim
Stephen Callegari Jan 31, 2018 4:33 PM (in response to Raghunath Patwardhan)My workaround for entering the equivalent plastic strain in the equation driven results was to
calculate the elastic strain (using the von mises stress divided by the modulus of elasticity) and subtract the elastic strain form the total strain as follows:
("ESTRN: Equivalent Strain"("VON: von Mises Stress"/29900000))
I have checked the plot results versus the tabular output from solid works and the results are compatible.
The next challenge is to determine mesh convergence in solidworks for local failure using the ductile damage material property.
We may limited by the software at this point.