
Re: What the numbers mean
Chris Michalski Feb 14, 2011 4:59 PM (in response to George Edwards)the deformation scale is the ratio of deformation shown vs. reality  i.e. your .412422 means that if the part actually bends 1" it would display it only bending .41". It's basically an exaggeration factor  making it higher makes your model look like jello, but for very stiff models you need a higher deformation scale than for very flimsy parts.
URES (I don't recall the acronym, but it's the displacement from the intial location of each element)
The 1e30 means .000(thirty zeros...)1 and yes, 1.6482e+2 = .0016482  SW uses small e for scientific notation instead of 10^

Re: What the numbers mean
George Edwards Feb 14, 2011 5:18 PM (in response to Chris Michalski)So, 0.1 would be 0.041 according to the deformation scale.
Could URES be Units Resolution?


Re: What the numbers mean
Anthony Botting Feb 14, 2011 5:33 PM (in response to George Edwards)The letter "U" is the vector representing displacement. U is commonly used in the analyst community when talking about displacements. The vector U has components Ux, Uy and Uz. These are the values solved by the finite element analysis in each orthogonal direction, which you can plot separately (Edit definition and you will see options for UX and UY and UZ). If you want the "magnitude", or "resultant" or "length" of the vector, as you probably recall, you can square the components of the vector, add them, and take the square root and obtain a nonsigned answer (it's just a magnitude). The scale shows annotation "URES" to mean the U values are the RESultant of the displacement. Hope that helps a little.  Tony

Re: What the numbers mean
George Edwards Feb 14, 2011 6:01 PM (in response to Anthony Botting)Like I,J,K values for vectors.

Re: What the numbers mean
Anthony Botting Feb 15, 2011 9:55 AM (in response to George Edwards)Yes you're right. So, formally it would be written as a vector: U = Ux(I) + Uy(J) + Uz(K). Then URES = SQRT ([Ux]^2 + [Uy]^2 + [Uz]^2) is the magnitude of the vector.

