3 Replies Latest reply on Apr 28, 2015 2:48 PM by Jared Conway

    Strain Energy Units

    Alan Thomason

      I have a test sequence that I need to simulate which includes static loads applied as well as an impact load.  The height of the load prior to striking the frame is given, so I thought I might be able to perform a static test with a known load, then adjust that load by how far off I am in total strain energy (given in the *.out file after a simulation).  The total strain energy should have units of energy, like J or kJ.  No units are listed...

       

      TOTAL STRAIN ENERGY. . . . . . . . . . . =  0.177320E+00

       

      Does anyone have any experience with this that could help me?

       

      Thanks in advance.