I'm trying to simulate a tensile test on a dogbone specimen.
I have some questions:
1- how can I calculate the areas (or the integral of a given variable over an area) along the x-z plane? I can see the grid, as in the script attached, but I cannot identify the regions. For instance, I need to calculate the deformed area at the centre of the specimen and the force needed to deform the dogbone.
2- I'm running the script with flexpde6 student version. Despite the fact that the deformation is symmetric with respect to the plane at x=0, the areas appear slighlty twisted around the y axis. Is this just a problem of solution accuracy.
Thanks for the attention and for the great software