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Averaging Von Mises Stress

Question asked by 1-9DZR23 on Apr 22, 2010
Latest reply on Apr 26, 2010 by Bill McEachern

A recent comparison test between two alternate shapes used in an assembly simulation has me wondering if averaging listed stress values within some percentage of peak values is a viable practice in determining the more favorable outcome.  I've heard of this practice before but I'm not clear on what elements in the overall test should be removed from the stress output used to calculate the average, i.e. how far do you go in removing the outlyers.

 

Regards,

Dave Trent

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