Hello to all,

I am pretty sure this question is basic and the answer straightforward, so please be nice! (I am new to Solidworks).

Here is my problem. I am applying torsion to a notched cylindrical specimen, and I would like to plot the stress from the center of the notch to the tip.

I found that I could apply some probes myself, and then have a graph of stress vs. # probes.

However, what I wish to do is have specific values.. what I mean is I would like to obtain the stress at specific points. From 0mm (the center of the notch) to Xmm (the tip) by steps of 0.1mm (or less).

I have attached a screenshot of what I have at the moment, maybe it'll clear up what I'm trying to explain.

Is there any way to achieve this?

Thank you in advance for your help

There several ways you can probably do this, but here is what I did.

1. Start with your base geometry.

2. Go to "Insert" -> "Curve" -> "Split Line"

3. Select "Intersection" for "Type of Split", select "Plane 1" and "Plane 2" for "Splitting Bodies/Faces/Planes" and select the curved/notched surface for "Faces/Bodies to Split".

4. You now have a curved edge to define a mesh control and plot along. First define a 0.1 mm mesh control.

5. Mesh, solve, and then plot your quaintly of interest along this curve.

Please keep in mind that you'll need to apply additional mesh controls and go through additional steps to get converged results (you'll notice some rather large discontinuities in the stress field).