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.