Components for Acceleration, Displacement, Reaction, Rotation, Rotation Acceleration, Rotation Velocity, or Velocity

When you select Acceleration, Displacement, Reaction, Rotation, Rotation Acceleration, Rotation Velocity, or Velocity from the Quantity drop-down list, the Component drop-down list displays the components specific to these quantities. Use this drop-down list to further refine your quantity definition. The choices available on this menu depend on the design study, display type, and quantity combination you select.

These are the options that can appear on the Component drop-down list if you select Acceleration, Displacement, Reaction, Rotation, Rotation Acceleration, Rotation Velocity, or Velocity:

• Magnitude—the magnitude of the quantity vector, which is equivalent to selecting all three components. Magnitude is not available for the reaction quantity.

• X—the quantity in the X direction or about the X axis. X is not available for reaction moment, rotation, rotation acceleration, and rotation velocity for all 2D models.

• Y—the quantity in the Y direction or about the Y axis. Y is not available for 2D plane strain and 2D axisymmetric models. Y is not available for reaction moment, rotation, rotation acceleration, and rotation velocity for all 2D models.

• Z—the quantity in the Z direction or about the Z axis. Z is not available for any 2D model.

If you change the coordinate system type for your results display, the directional components in the Component drop-down list change to reflect the new coordinate system. For example, if you change from the Cartesian coordinate system to the cylindrical coordinate system, the labels change from X, Y, and Z to R, T, and Z. For more information, see Results Relative to Coordinate Systems.