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# Tutorial 11: Plot a force vs.

displacement
curve
Case description:
Curve topics covered:
Create from ASCII Data, Filter, Invert, Cross-plot, Save as Text, Save as Image

Files required:
nodout.zip,rcforc.zip

## Step 1: Plot Force vs. Time curve

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FEMPostASCII
select "rcforc" from the upper list
click File
open rcforc
select "Sl-1" from the middle list
select "Z-force" from the lower list
click Plot

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## right-click Port1 in XY-plot Page Manager

click control
click icon of Set Curve filtering
select Filter: sae
select Time: sec
click Apply

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## click "write XY-plot data to a file" icon

enter Output Type:Curve file
click Browse to specify a file folder for output files
enter Filename: FvsT.crv
click save

## Step 4: Plot Displacement vs. Time curve

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FEMPostASCII
select "nodout" from the upper list
click File
open nodout
select "1000" from the middle list
select "Z-displacement" from the lower list
click Plot

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## right-click Port2 in XY-plot Page Manager

click control
click icon of process XY-plot data
select inverty
click Apply

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## click "write XY-plot data to a file" icon

enter Output Type:Curve file
click Browse to specify a file folder for output files
enter Filename: DvsT.crv
click save

## Step 7: Define X-Axis for cross plot

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FEMPostXY plot
select :DvsT.crv
select Cross
select "DvsT.crv:iny-1000(np=121)" in the bottom panel list
note: at this point selection automatically changes from X-Axis to Y-Axis

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## select "FvsT.crv" in the side panel list

select "FvsT.crv:Sl 1(np=121)" in the bottom panel list
activate :Main
click :new

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## click "Set and change titles/axis labels

enter Plot Title: Force vs. Displacement
enter Legend Title: Curves
enter X-Axis Label: Displacement, mm
enter Y-Axis Label: Force, N

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click Apply

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## click "Open print dialog" icon

click Browse to specify a file folder for output files
enter Name :FvsD
select Extension :PNG
click :Print