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Measuring average stresses across a cross-section

Question asked by Erin Seligsohn on Aug 7, 2019
Latest reply on Aug 8, 2019 by Erin Seligsohn

I have come across a building code requirement that limits the "tensile yielding in the gross section". Is there a good way in Solidworks Simulation to check that no cross section average of a structural member (say, a channel) exceeds a certain stress limit?  From what I've researched, you can use a split line to create a face, where you can put a sensor, but you have to do that for every section you want to measure, while I want to be able to check across all cross-sections.  Is my best bet just to run the simulation and then go back and put sensors on any relatively hot spots?

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