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This ACT extension will calculate the volume averaged stress for a selected volume or set of elements.  The element averaged stresses are calculated via a simple numerical averaging of the nodal values.  These values are multiplied by the element volume then summed up and divided by the total volume of the selected region.

This extension is intended for use in ANSYS version 16.2 or later.


To install a compiled ACT Extension (*.wbex file):

  1. Open Workbench and click “Install Extension…” in the “Extensions” menu.
  2. Browse for the *.wbex file.

To use an installed extension in a project:

  1. In the “Extensions” menu choose “Manage Extensions”.
  2. Check the box next to the extensions that you want to be active in this project.