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  • Check the stress distribution of solid elements resulting from Heat of Hydration analysis in Contours.



From the main menu, select [Results] tab > [Type : Heat of Hydration] > [HY Result Diagram] group > [Stress]



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Stress dialog box


Select a desired heat of hydration analysis step.

NOTE.png When the crack index exceeds 20 or when compressive stress occurs, the crack index is displayed as 20.

Stress Options

Define options necessary to draw the stresses.

Global : Display the stresses with respect to GCS.

Local : Display the stresses with respect to the element's local coordinate system.


Display the contour using the element stresses calculated at each node of the elements.

Avg. Nodal

Display the contour using the average nodal stresses of the contiguous elements sharing the common nodes.

Avg. Nodal Active Only

Execute Avg. Nodal for only currently active elements.


Select the desired stress component among the following:

For Global

Sig-XX : Axial stress in GCS X-direction

Sig-YY : Axial stress in GCS Y-direction

Sig-ZZ : Axial stress in GCS Z-direction

Sig-XY : Shear stress in GCS X-Y plane

Sig-YZ : Shear stress in GCS Y-Z plane

Sig-XZ : Shear stress in GCS X-Z plane

Sig-P1 : Principal stress in the 1st principal axis direction

Sig-P2 : Principal stress in the 2nd principal axis direction

Sig-P3 : Principal stress in the 3rd principal axis direction

Tresca : Tresca stresses

Sig-EFF : Effective stress (von-Mises Stress)

Sig-Pmax : Display the maximum numerical value among the absolute values of Sig-P1, Sig-P2 and Sig-P3.

For Local

Sig - xx : Axial stress in the element's local x-direction (Perpendicular to local y-z plane)

Sig - yy : Axial stress in the element's local y-direction (Perpendicular to local x-z plane)

Sig - zz : Axial stress in the element's local z-direction (Perpendicular to local x-y plane)

Sig - xy : Shear stress in the element's local x - y plane

Sig - yz : Shear stress in the element's local y - z plane

Sig - xz : Shear stress in the element's local x - z plane

Vector : Display the principal stresses in 3 principal axis directions in vectors.

Vector Scale Factor : Drawing scale for the vector diagram

Type of Display

Define the type of display as follows:



Display the stresses of solid elements resulting from Heat of Hydration analysis in contour.


Ranges : Define the contour ranges.

Customize Range... : Assign the color distribution range of contour. Using the function, specific colors for specific ranges can be assigned.

Number of Colors : Assign the number of colors to be included in the contour (select among 6, 12, 18 & 24 colors).

Colors : Assign or control the colors of the contour.

Color Tables : Assign the type of Colors.

Customize Color Table... : Control the colors by zones in the contour.

Reverse Contour : Check on to reverse the sequence of color variation in the contour.

Contour Line : Assign the boundary line color of the contour.

Element Edge : Assign the color of element edges while displaying the contour.

Contour Options : Specify options for contour representation.

Contour Fill

Gradient Fill : Display color gradient (shading) in the contour.

Draw Contour Lines : Display color boundaries in the contour.

Draw Contour Line Only

Display only the colored boundaries of the contour.

Mono line : Display the boundaries of the contour in a mono color.

Contour Annotation

Legend or annotation signifying the ranges of the contour is displayed.

Spacing : Specify the spacing of the legend or annotation.

Coarse Contour(faster)(for large plate or solid model)

Represent a simplified contour for a large model using plate or solid elements in order to reduce the time required to represent a complete contour.


Where plate elements or solid elements along a cutting plane are represented in contour, a three dimensional contour is created. The positive direction of the analysis results is oriented in the z-axis direction of the local element coordinate system.

The option is not concurrently applicable with the Deformed Shape option. Similarly, the option cannot be concurrently applied to the cases where the Hidden option is used to display plate element thicknesses or the Both option is used to represent Top & Bottom member forces (stresses).

2. Deform

2. Deform

Display the deformed shape of the model.


Deformation Scale Factor

Magnify or reduce the size of the displacement graphically displayed in the model window.

Beam Deformation

Select the type of display for displacement.

Nodal Deform : Display the deformed shape only with nodal displacements.

Real Deform : In addition to the nodal displacements, for beam elements, it also calculates and displays detailed deformations along the length direction within the segment between the end nodes.

Real Displacement(Auto-Scale off)

The true deformation of the structure is graphically represented without magnifying or reducing it. This option is typically used for geometric nonlinear analysis reflecting large displacement.

Relative Displacement

The deformation of the structure is graphically represented relative to the minimum nodal displacement, which is set to "0"

3. Values

3. Values

It quantifies the crack coefficient at each nodal point and displays it as a numerical value.

The font and color of the numbers can be controlled in Display Option.


Decimal Points : Assign decimal points for the displayed numbers.

Exp. : Express as exponentials.

Min & Max : Display the maximum and minimum values.

Abs Max : Display the absolute maximum value.

Max : Display only the maximum value.

Min : Display only the minimum value.

Limit Scale(%) : Set the screen display limit for stresses in solid elements relative to the selected maximum or minimum value.

Set Orientation : Display orientation of numerical values.

NOTE.png The default Decimal Points can be controlled in "Preferences". Set Orientation = 0 horizontally displays the numerical values to the right of nodes or elements. The orientation angle represents the counter-clockwise direction, which may be used to enhance the readability of the numbers.

4. Legend

4. Legend

Display various references related to analysis results to the right or left of the working window.


Legend Position : Position of the legend in the display window

Rank Value Type : Specify the display format and decimal places for the legend values

5. Animate

5. Animate

During thermal analysis, the dynamic variation of crack coefficient at each node over time is depicted to illustrate the crack evolution process.

Click Apply then click Record to the right of the Animation control board at the bottom of the working window.


Animation Mode : Determine the type of animation for analysis results.

Animate Contour : Option to change the color of the contour representing the transition according to the magnitudes of variation.

Repeat Half/Full Cycle : Select the repetition cycle for the dynamic representation of the transition.

NOTE.png Select 'Half Cycle' for the transient shapes of a structure and 'Full Cycle' for dynamically simulating vibration modes or buckling modes.

AVI Options : Enter the options required to produce the animation window.

Bits per Pixel : Number of bits per pixel to create the default window for animation.

Compressor... : Assign the method of compressing image data.

Frames per Half Cycle(3~300) : Number of frames to simulate a 'Half Cycle'.

Frames per Second(5~60) : Number of frames per second to present dynamic simulation.

Construction Stage Option : Select the animation options when the construction stage analysis is performed.

Stage Animation : Animations by construction stages.

Current Stage-Step : Animations by Steps in the current construction stage.

From ~ To : Starting and ending construction stages or steps for animations.

6. Undeformed

6. Undeformed

Overlap the undeformed and deformed shapes of the model.

7. Mirrored

7. Mirrored

"Mirrored" allows the user to expand the analysis results obtained from a half or quarter model into the results for the full model by reflecting planes.


Half Model Mirroring 

Quarter Model Mirroring 

Mirror by : Specify the mirror plane(s) by designating a plane and a coordinate in the direction perpendicular to the plane in GCS.

8. Cutting Plane

8. Cutting Plane

Graphically display the stresses of the solid elements along a cutting plane.

Click the ....png button to access the detail setting dialog box to define the cutting plane to produce and view the solid element stresses resulting from Heat of Hydration analysis.

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Named Planes for Cutting

Select a plane from the planes defined and ucs x-y, x-z & y-z planes. Apply the cutting planes checked with "v".

Outline Type

Outline (highlight) the solid element model using the following options to clearly view the stress distribution on the cutting plane.

The Outline color is selected in the Color or Print Color tab of the Display Option by the Element Free Face/Edge.

Free Face : Draw the outline of all the faces that are not in contact with other solid elements.

Free Edge : Draw only the outline of the edges that are not in contact with other solid elements.

NOTE.png Ani. Option Show of Cutting Plane is not supported in Hydration Heat Analysis.

9. IsoSurface

9. IsoSurface

IsoSurface searches and displays the planes of equal stresses resulting from Heat of Hydration analysis within the solid elements.

When you click the ....png button, the detailed settings dialog box for defining the contour plot of stresses generated by thermal analysis will be displayed as follows:

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IsoValue Mode

Define the method of specifying the stresses to which the planes are subjected.


Relative stress levels with the maximum and minimum values of 1 and 0 respectively.

Value : True magnitudes of stress values.

IsoSurface Values

Click the Add button to enter a numerical value. Multiple entries are possible. Click the Delete button to delete data entries.

Draw Polygon Outline

Polygonal boundaries of the planes of equal stresses are outlined. The color of boundary lines is selected as the color of Element Edge in the Contour Details dialog box.

Transparent (screen only)

Assign a level of transparency for isosurfaces.

Model Outline

Outline (highlight) the solid element model using the following options to clearly view the stress distribution on the planes of equal stresses. The color of the outline is determined from the Color of Display Option or Free Face/Edge of Element under the Print Color Tab.

Free Face

Draw the outline of all the faces that are not in contact with other solid elements.

Free Edge

Draw only the outline of the edges that are not in contact with other solid elements.

NOTE.png IsoSurface may be used in conjunction with the Animate Option. If one IsoSurface value is entered, the planes of equal stresses are animated within the range of the stress value and the maximum stress value. If two or more stress values are entered, the range of animation starts from the stress level that is lowest of all the values to the maximum value.

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