From what I recall you will need to locate a permanent axis down the center of the cylinder (Insert...Reference Geometry...Axis). Then pre-select the axis and plot strain, EPSY component. The PM should default to picking-up the axis you selected for reference. The mapping is (when an axis is selected): EPSX = radial strain, EPSY= circumferential (hoop) strain, and EPSZ= axial strain. I hope that helps. -Tony
You need too look at the first and third principal strains.