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How to view failed solid elements?

    • Alexandre Neto
      Subscriber

      Hi, I am evaluating a low-speed impact on a CRFP tube, I get the message "solid element XX failed", and that means that I can't view the proper results, as indicated by the picture below.

      How can I view the simulation with every element? I want to evaluate the tube's behaviour, and I can't due to the fact that elements are being deleted and removed right in front of me. Note that I do not want to exclusively view the failed elements, but the entire tube with the proper deformations.

      I am using MAT55 and Automatic One Way Surface to Surface Tiebreak contact. 

      Thanks! 


    • Ram Gopisetti
      Ansys Employee

      Hi In prepost, you can check for follwing option from view options as follows 

       

      cheers, ram 

      • Alexandre Neto
        Subscriber

        Hi Ram,

        Thanks for the answer but that doesn't work. It doesn't show me the simulation with all the elements, still deletes the elements from the visualization that I want to see together with the non-deleted elements.

    • Alexandre Neto
      Subscriber

      Hi Ram,

      Thanks for the answer but that doesn't work. It doesn't show me the simulation with all the elements, still deletes the elements from the visualization that I want to see together with the non-deleted elements.

       

    • Jim Day
      Ansys Employee
      With "Show Deleted Elements" turned on, what you should see is all the elements but in their original, undeformed state. As you scroll through time, the elements remain undeformed but the deleted elements will change to a different color to indicate they've been deleted. You won't be able to see deleted elements in a deformed configuration.
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