I am currently working on abaqus modeling, I am trying to find a quick way to get the strain and stress values shown in the output file.

What do I need to put in the .inp file? Does anyone know how to resolve this?

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    $\begingroup$ Do you mean « what do you have to put in the input file to get the stress and strain values shown in the output file »? $\endgroup$
    – Solar Mike
    Commented Jan 25, 2018 at 9:42
  • $\begingroup$ hi Solar Mike, yes you are right. that is what I meant $\endgroup$ Commented Jan 25, 2018 at 9:59
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    $\begingroup$ stress and strain field output reporting (to the output database file) is active by default, so the answer is "nothing". $\endgroup$
    – agentp
    Commented Jan 25, 2018 at 16:15

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just guessing you might be seeking ascii human readable reporting, you can put in the inp file, (after your first *STEP line.)

   *EL PRINT,ELSET=setname

this will dump the data into your ".dat" file. This is primarily useful if you want data for a small element set (like one particular element). If you need the whole model data do yourself a favor and learn to directly read the output database (odb) file.


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