Estimated completion time = 15 minutes.
In this practical session we will create an output report on the EASA→Authoring→Testing page. The report will include a summary of user input and a table of results.
We need to extract some data from the underlying analysis software output file.
This file name will not appear in the pull-down list because it is created after the plate software application is run.
In order to help in the creation of EXTRACT, FIND, and REPEAT objects:
When the Extract Tool window appears,
At the top of the Load sample file window:
PLATE.OUT and click OK.
The window should appear as follows:
JOINT DISPLACEMENTS will appear in the left Matched Lines column.
Next we set up a repeating FIND to pull out the desired data.
Finally we compute the maximum displacement on the plate. In the OUTPUT branch:
Now let’s display the calculated maximum displacement of the plate in our report.
|Maximum Plate Displacement = %MaxD% in.
Now add a heading.
|<h4>Table of Plate Displacement</h4>
Finally display our extracted nodal displacement data in a table.
|Node, Displacement [in]
At this point, you can also get a preliminary view of the report that will be generated by the objects in the OUTPUT branch.
The following will appear in the browser window:
Note: If your results pages do not look like what is shown above, you may have a problem with the original EASAP run or with the objects on your OUTPUT branch. You can try to resolve the problem now or wait until Practical Session 5 when you will be testing and troubleshooting your EASAP.
You are now finished with Practical Session 4.