Used to view a summary of the input and output data for a plate element, including geometry, properties, and output results.
If the structure has been successfully analyzed, there will be three tabs on the plate query box: Geometry, Property Constants and Stresses. If there are no analysis results, the last tab (Stresses) will not be shown.
Opens when a quad or triangular plate element is double-clicked with the Plates cursor.
Displays the plate incidences, the plate corner coordinates and the lengths of each of the edges.
|Plate Spec||There are certain attributes which can be assigned to plates in order to simulate characteristics like the type of connections that are present at their corners. These are - Releases of individual degrees of freedom at its nodes, defining them as Plane Stress elements, ignoring their stiffness for the purpose of analysis, etc. If such attributes are assigned, those will be listed against the Plate Spec: field.|
Property Constants tab
displays the thickness of each of the sides of the plate and the material properties. One may change/assign the properties of the plate by clicking on the Assign/Change Property button. One can also assign/change the material attributes by clicking on the Assign Material button.
Center Stresses tab
Displays the 8 center stresses along with the top and bottom Principal, Von Mises and Tresca stresses for a particular load case. The load case can be changed using the Load List dropdown box.
Corner Stresses tab
Used to display the stresses at the corner node points of the selected plate. The node numbers of the selected plate and the stresses at those nodes are displayed.
|Load List||Select any one of the predefined load cases for displaying the corner stresses of the selected plate due to that particular type of loading.|
|Plate Corner Stresses||Different types of stresses at the corner nodal points of the selected plate under the specified load case are listed here.|
Princ Stress and Disp tab
Used to display the nodal displacements at corner points of the selected plate.
|Load List||Select any one of the predefined load cases for displaying the displacements at the corner node points and also the principal stresses of the selected plate due to that particular type of loading.|
|Plate Corner Displacement||After selecting a particular type of load case in the Load List, displacements in the X, Y and Z direction at the corner node points of the selected plate will be listed here.|
|Plate Principal Stresses||Top and bottom principal stresses of the selected plate under the specified load case are displayed here.|