Dynamic Evaluation in Structure

This drop-down menu appears when you select a dynamic quantity on the Measure Definition dialog box. The quantities include Velocity, Acceleration, Rotational Acceleration, and so forth. For most other quantities, such as Stress, Displacement, Failure Index, and so forth, the Dynamic Evaluation menu is optional and does not appear unless you select the Time/Frequency Eval check box.

The menu may contain all or some of the following items:

• At Each Step—Calculates the value of the measure at each time or frequency step.

• Maximum—Calculates the maximum value over all time or frequency steps, or over a specified time range.

• Minimum—Calculates the minimum value over all time or frequency steps, or over a specified time range.

• Maximum Absolute—Calculates the maximum magnitude value over all time or frequency steps, or over a specified time range.

• RMS—Calculates the root mean square value of the measure over the frequency range.

• Apparent Frequency—Calculates the effective frequency of a PSD output by integrating over the frequency range.

• At Time—Calculates the value of a measure at a specified time. The measure is calculated only for dynamic time analyses.

The Dynamic Evaluation area also includes a Time Stamp check box that you can use to obtain information on the time at which Creo Simulate satisfies your measure quantity and component.

Return to Time/Frequency Eval.