I am trying to simulate strain gauge data for a wave propagating through variations of plate geometries in Explicit Dynamics. I have distance between the impact and a single hole parameterized with DesignModeler with the idea that I should be able to vary the distance and evaluate the experiment at each distance.
When I try to parameterize a full strain result, all I see are options for maximum, minimum, and average, which are undesirable as they apply to the whole body, and would not seem to allow one to get data for a specific point. Using a strain probe, I checked the parameter box for equivalent strain under results.
When this comes over to design of experiments, the parameter returns a single floating point number. The data I would like to see is a time series of strain at 200 times through the experiment. I found a workaround by parameterizing display time of the probe and manually entering time steps to appropriate resolution, but judging by run time it runs a fresh simulation for each individual design point, and where I look for about 200 time steps, evaluation time for a single experiment has now gone up 200 fold, which will not scale well for further models, especially when catching unexpected failure in a reasonable time.
Is there a more elegant way to extract some time series data from a parametric analysis without initializing a new model for every step?