Simcenter Femap & Nastran

Stress Visualization and Validation

March 01, 2011

This screen cast is taken from our online seminar held on February 17, 2011.


Topics include:

  • Understanding how Femap manages the View Window
  • Stress visualization (Post Processing):
    • Solid Elements–nodal versus centroid stresses
    • Plate Elements–top/bottom & nodal averaging
    • Beam Elements–Max Combined = von Mises
  • Validation of Stress Results – If it looks good it is good
  • Using the Free-Body-Diagram (FBD)

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