Will the component stress results obtained using PLSECT and PLPATH be identical, if they are mapped to the same path?
Tagged: 8.1, General, mapdl, Mechanical APDL (f. ANSYS), structural-mechanics
March 17, 2023 at 8:59 amFAQParticipant
Not necessarily. PLSECT plots results in the path coordinate system (x oriented in the direction of the path). PLPATH plots results in the Global Cartesian coordinate system. Unless the path coordinate system aligns with the Global Cartesian coordinate system, PLSECT and PLPATH will produce different results.
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