Mesh Strain Tensor#

Mesh Strain Tensor = {yes | no}

Description / Usage#

The mesh strain tensor is associated with the equations of elasticity. The strain tensor has six entries (in three dimensions, because it is symmetric) called E11, E22, E33, E12, E13, and E23 in the output EXODUS II file, corresponding to the six independent components (the numbers 1, 2, and 3 indicate the basis direction, e.g. 1 means xdirection for a Cartesian system).

The permissible values for this postprocessing option are:


Calculate the mesh strain tensor and write the components as nodal variables to the output EXODUS II file.


Do not calculate the mesh strain tensor.


The following example input card does not request output of the stain tensor:

Mesh Strain Tensor = no

Technical Discussion#

Definitions of the strain tensor depend on the solid constitutive equation type (see description for Solid Constitutive Equation card).


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