plot_element_stress

PostProcessing.plot_element_stress(component, option='AVG', show_elem_numbering=False, **kwargs)

Plot element component or principal stress.

One value per element. Either minimum, maximum, or average of all nodes in each element.

Parameters
componentstr

Element stress to retrieve. One of the following:

X, Y, Z, XY, YZ, XZ

Component stress.

1, 2, 3

Principal stress.

INT

Stress intensity.

EQV

Equivalent stress

optionstr, optional

Option for storing element table data. One of the following:

  • "MIN" : Store minimum element nodal value of the specified item component.

  • "MAX" : Store maximum element nodal value of the specified item component.

  • "AVG" : Store averaged element centroid value of the specified item component (default).

Returns
pyvista.plotting.renderer.CameraPosition

Camera position from plotter. Can be reused as an input parameter to use the same camera position for future plots. Only returned when return_cpos is True.

Examples

Plot the average element component stress in the X direction.

>>> mapdl.post_processing.plot_element_stress("X")
Return type

CameraPosition