Newsletter Artikel 28/2019

FAQ 2

What options does FEMFAT offer for postprocessing?

The results of a successful FEMFAT analysis are written to the binary „Permanent Scratch“ file (fps file).

This file can be opened with the VISUALIZER and used for the evaluation of the fatigue results. All functionalities are available that can be expected from a modern postprocessor. Particularly profitable the VISUALIZER can be used in the interpretation of results, because all requested detail results (over 50) are available at once.

Alternatively, you can export the FEMFAT results to a dma result file for other postprocessor programs. Since for most interfaces this export must take place in the form of a displacement vector, a maximum of six results are available.

The selection of the desired detailed results is done in the menu „Output“ in the tab „DMA-Column Setting“ by unambiguous assignment of a column number from one to six.

This selection can be made especially conveniently with a right mouse click (see figure).

Tip: The output of FEMFAT results in a dma file is also possible after completion of the FEMFAT session. All you need is the fps file with the results you would like to export. Start FEMFAT and go directly to the „Output“ menu. Use the „Import“ button there to read in the fps file. Then you can select the desired results as well as the interface and export the results by pressing the „Write“ button.

Note: the Abaqus interface requires a previous model import (odb file) from the “FE Entities” menu.