12 February 2020
- Last edited 12 February 2020
Since von Mises Equivalent Stress is always positive, you would always want the maximum.
When you add a result under the Solution branch in Mechanical, in addition to the contour plot in the main graphics window, you also get a Tabular Data window. You can click on the cells and Ctrl-C to copy the values from the table and in Excel, Ctrl-V to paste.
Under Analysis Settings, there are two ways to get at least 10 points to show up in the Tabular results. You can set the number of steps to 10, but then you have to edit the Force load and fill in the 10 rows to get the exact values of force you want at each step. Alternatively, you can leave the number of steps at 1, but type in Initial and Minimum Subseps to be 10 and Maximum Substeps to be 100. In some nonlinear solutions, you might get more than 10 substeps in the Tabular Data, but I don't mind that.
If the End Time was 1 second, but the applied force was 600 N for example, include the Time column when you copy the stress data from the tabular window and paste it into Excel, and then in Excel, insert a new column after Time and multiply Time by 600 and label that column Force (N) to go with the Stress data.