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Quantity—Basic Analyses
In defining the quantity of the measure, you indicate the type of information you want Creo Simulate to measure. Although Creo Simulate provides a substantial number of quantities for you to choose from, you should limit your selection to the following quantities for basic analysis:
Stress—enables you to measure a variety of stress types in your model.
Strain—enables you to measure a variety of strain types in your model.
Failure Index—enables you to determine whether a material has failed because of an applied load.
Displacement—enables you to measure displacement for your model in terms of either magnitude or component direction.
Rotation—enables you to measure model rotation either in terms of magnitude or component direction. Use this quantity for shell and beam models only. Rotation measures are not relevant for solid models.
Force—enables you to measure the spring force or force reactions at a constrained surface or curve.
Moment—enables you to measure the spring moment or moment reactions at a constrained surface or curve.
Interface—enables you to measure various aspects of the interface during a contact analysis or static analysis such as area, maximum pressure, average pressure, load, force. You can also measure the tangential traction and check the slippage in the contact interface region if you have defined the contact interface with infinite friction.
* You can define the Interface quantity if you have created any interface in your model.
Center of Mass—enables you to measure the location of the model's center of mass in relation to the current coordinate system.
Moment of Inertia—enables you to measure the moment of inertia relative to either the current coordinate system or the principal inertial axes of the model.
Driven Parameter—enables you to tie a measure to a dependent Creo Parametric parameter. For information on this quantity, see Parameter-Based Measures.
Computed Measure—enables you to define your own algebraic expression for the measure.
For basic analyses, do not select velocity, acceleration, rotational velocity, rotational acceleration, phase, or time. These quantities apply to dynamic analyses only.
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