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Recovery Points for Beam Results
The Recovery Point drop-down list appears in the Include contribution from beams area of the Quantity tab when you select the von Mises, Max Principal, Mid Principal, Min Principal, Maximum Shear Stress, Beam Bending, or Beam Totalcomponent of the Stress quantity. Note that in FEM mode, this option appears only when you use the NASTRAN solver to run your analysis. In this case, your only selection from the Component drop-down list can be Beam Total.
Use the Recovery Point list to direct Creo Simulate to report beam stresses at a specific location on the beam section. After you select this option, you need to make additional selections from the menus that appear:
Select a beam section from the list of beam sections available in your model. Creo Simulate lists every beam section you created while defining your beams. The list contains shape names, such as Square, Rectangle, and so on, for standard cross-sections, and section names, such as my_beam_section, for sketched and general cross-sections. After you select a shape or section name, Creo Simulate displays a graphic showing the locations of the recovery points on the beam section.
If you run in FEM mode with the NASTRAN solver, you may not always be able to see the cross-section names and the graphic displaying the recovery points. If you open the .xdb file alone in a session without the model file or .frd file active in the session, the list displays only default names, with numbers corresponding to the PBEAM property card IDs in the .xdb or .nas file. For example, Section1 corresponds to PBEAM ID 1, Section2 corresponds to PBEAM ID 2, and so on. For all beam sections, regardless of the type, Creo Simulate displays the graphic corresponding to a general beam section. If you view results from the .frd file in FEM, the beam section names and the graphic displayed are the same as in native mode.
Also in FEM mode, if your beam has different section types at the start and end, no section name will be included in the list. You cannot view recovery point results for this type of beam. However, if the sections at the start and end of the beam are of the same type, but of different dimensions, you can view results.
Select a recovery point from the list of available points. The list contains the maximum number of recovery points allowed for the type of beam section that you selected. For example, solid circle sections have nine recovery points, L-sections have eight recovery points, while sketched sections have the number of points you specified when sketching a section.
In FEM mode, the number of points is always four.