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Time History Results - Force Diagram (Beam/Truss/General Link)


  • Check member forces of Beam, Truss and General Link elements resulting from time history analysis in Contours.



From the main menu, select [Results] tab > [Type : Time History Analysis] > [Time History Analysis] group > [T.H Results] > [Force Diagram(Beam/Wall/Truss/General Link)]



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Force Diagram (Beam/Truss/General Link) dialog box


Select a response function.

Time History Load Case Name

Select a time history analysis condition defined in Time History Load Cases.


Specify a step for which analysis results will be produced.

Time Function

Select a time function from the list.


Select a desired displacement component.

Fx : Component in the element's local x-direction

Fy : Component in the element's local y-direction

Fz : Component in the element's local z-direction

Mx : Torsional moment about the element coordinate system's x-axis.

My : Bending moment about the element coordinate system's y-axis.

Mz : Bending moment about the element coordinate system's z-axis.

Display Options

Scale Factor : Specify a scale factor for a member force diagram.

No : Display only the outline of a member force diagram.

Line : Display a member force diagram filled in with colored lines.

Solid : Display a member force diagram filled in colored faces.

Type of Display

Define the type of display as follows:

1. Contour

1. Contour

Display the stresses of beam elements 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)

NOTE.png 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 : CAssign 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.

Extrude : 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.

Deformation Type

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 calculates and displays the detailed deformation along the length direction between the two ends.

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".

Undeformed : In addition to the deformation, it displays the pre-deformation model shape.

The representation method of the pre-deformation model shape can be adjusted in the Display Option function.

3. Values

3. Values

Display the displacements of solid elements resulting from Heat of Hydration analysis 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.

MinMax Only

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 the nodal displacements of 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.


The node numbers at which the maximum and minimum deformations occur are displayed.

Legend Position : Position of the legend in the display window.

Rank Value Type : Specify a type of values in the Legend and the number of decimal points.

5. Undeformed

5. Undeformed

Overlap the undeformed and deformed shapes of the model.
The display method of the undeformed shape can be controlled in Display Option.

6. Animate

6. Animate

Dynamically simulate the transition process.

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


Animation Mode : Check on to animate the analysis results.

NOTE.png The state of deformed model with the display of loading time can be checked by time history analysis steps.

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 : Number of frames to simulate a 'Half Cycle'.

Frames per Second : 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.

Start Time : Start time of animation of analysis results.

End Time : Finish time of animation of analysis results.

Increment : Time increment for analysis results to be animated.

Set Default Time : Set the time to be used for animation as the initial state.: Set the time to be used for animation as the initial state.

Output Section Location

Assign the section locations at which member forces of the beam elements are produced in numerical values.

I : Display the member force at the start node (N1) of a beam element.

Center : Display the member force at the center of a beam element.

J : Display the member force at the end node (N2) of a beam element.

Abs Max : Maximum absolute values of member forces among the 5 points of (4-sectioned) beam elements are displayed at the centers of the beam elements.

Min/Max : Minimum and maximum member forces are numerically displayed at the corresponding locations among the 5 points of (4-sectioned) beam elements.

All : The member forces at the i-end, center and j-end are numerically displayed.

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