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*ELEMENT OUTPUT

Keyword type: step

This option is used to save selected element variables averaged at the nodal points in a frd file (extension .frd) for subsequent viewing by CalculiX GraphiX. The options and its use are identical with the *EL FILE keyword, however, the resulting .frd file is a mixture of binary and ASCII (the .frd file generated by using *EL FILE is completely ASCII). This has the advantage that the file is smaller and can be faster read by cgx..

Example:

*ELEMENT OUTPUT
S,PEEQ

requests that the (Cauchy) stresses and the equivalent plastic strain is stored in .frd format for subsequent viewing with CalculiX GraphiX.


Example files: cubespring.



guido dhondt 2012-10-06