- Check the influence surface of a nodal displacement.
From main menu, select [Results] tab > [Moving Load Results] group > [Influ.Surfaces] > [Displacements]
Displacements dialog box
Select a traffic lane for which the influence surface analysis results are to be checked.
Key Node : Enter a node number, or click the entry field and the desired node in the working window.
Select a desired displacement component.
DX : Displacement component in GCS X-direction
DY : Displacement component in GCS Y-direction
DZ : Displacement component in GCS Z-direction
RX : Rotational component about GCS X-axis
RY : Rotational component about GCS Y-axis
RZ : Rotational component about GCS Z-axis
Type of Display
Assign the type of display.
Display the displacement influence surface in contour.
Ranges : efine 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)
The ability to specify Contour Range Max/Min values outside the range of the output values has been added. If the values are within the Min/Max range, they will be treated as before. However, if they exceed the range, the Min/Max values will be entered at Rank 0 and Rank 11.
Colors : Assign or control the colors of the contour.
Color Table : 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.
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.
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).
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 output format and decimal places for the Legend values.
3. 3D Contour
Display the displacement influence surface in a 3-dimensional contour.
Scale Factor : 입Enter the drawing scale factor for the 3-D contour.
Draw vertical lines : Display vertical lines inside the 3-D contour.
Display the displacement influence surface in numerical values.
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, 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 displacement influence surface values relative to the selected maximum or minimum value.
Set Orientation : Display orientation of numerical values.
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.
Write to File...
Save the results displayed in the current model window as a text file.