Average Elemental Stress on a given volume#

This example shows how to find the minimum list of surrounding elements for a given node to get a minimum volume. For each list of elements, the elemental stress eqv are multiplied by the volume of each element. This result is then accumulated to divide it by the total volume

from ansys.dpf import core as dpf
from ansys.dpf.core import examples
from ansys.dpf.core import operators as ops

Create a model targeting a given result file.#

The model will give an easy access to the mesh, time_freq_support …

model = dpf.Model(examples.complex_rst)
mesh = model.metadata.meshed_region

# Volume size to check
volume_check = 4.0e-11

# get the all the node ids in the model to find the minimum amount of
# surrounding elements to get a minimum volume
nodes = mesh.nodes.scoping
nodes_ids = nodes.ids
nodes_ids_to_compute = []
for i in range(0, 400):
elements = mesh.elements.scoping
elements_ids = elements.ids

Read the volume by element#

vol_op = ops.result.elemental_volume()
vol_field = vol_op.outputs.fields_container()[0]

Find the minimum list of elements by node to get the volume check#

# get the connectivy and inverse connecitivity fields
connectivity_field = mesh.elements.connectivities_field
nodal_connectivity_field = mesh.nodes.nodal_connectivity_field

node_index_to_el_ids = {}
node_index_to_found_volume = {}
# using the with statement with as_local_field allows to bring the server's
# data locally and to work only on the local process before sending the data
# updates to the server as the end of the with statement
# the performances are a lot better using this syntax
with connectivity_field.as_local_field() as connectivity:
    with nodal_connectivity_field.as_local_field() as nodal_connectivity:
        with vol_field.as_local_field() as vol:
            for i, node in enumerate(nodes_ids_to_compute):

                current_node_indexes = [i]
                volume = 0.0
                # Loop through recursively selecting elements attached
                # to nodes until specified volume is reached
                while volume_check > volume:
                    volume = 0.0
                    elements_indexes = []
                    # get elements attached to nodes
                    for current_node_index in current_node_indexes:

                    current_node_indexes = []
                    for index in elements_indexes:
                        # sum up the volume on those elements
                        volume += vol.get_entity_data(index)[0]

                        # get all nodes of the current elements for next iteration
                node_index_to_el_ids[i] = dpf.Scoping(
                    ids=[elements_ids[index] for index in elements_indexes],
                node_index_to_found_volume[i] = volume

Create workflow#

For each list of elements surrounding nodes: compute stress eqv averaged on elements apply dot product seqv.volume sum up those on the list of elements divide this sum by the total volume on those elements

s = model.results.stress()
to_elemental = ops.averaging.to_elemental_fc(s)
eqv = ops.invariant.von_mises_eqv_fc(to_elemental)
values_to_sum_field = eqv.outputs.fields_container()[0]

# sum up the seqv by list of elements and create a Field
seqvsum = dpf.fields_factory.create_scalar_field(len(nodes), dpf.locations.nodal)
dataseqvsum = []
volsum = dpf.fields_factory.create_scalar_field(len(nodes), dpf.locations.nodal)
datavolsum = []

with values_to_sum_field.as_local_field() as values_to_sum:
    with vol_field.as_local_field() as vol:
        for key in node_index_to_el_ids:
            ssum = 0.0
            for id in node_index_to_el_ids[key]:
                ssum += (
                        * vol.get_entity_data_by_id(id)[0]

seqvsum.data = dataseqvsum
seqvsum.scoping.ids = nodes_ids_to_compute

volsum.data = datavolsum
volsum.scoping.ids = nodes_ids_to_compute

# use component wise divide to averaged the stress by the volume
divide = ops.math.component_wise_divide(seqvsum, volsum)

Plot elemental seqv and volume averaged elemental seqv#

  • 02 volume averaged stress
  • 02 volume averaged stress

Use the Operator instead#

An operator with the same algorithm has been implemented

s_fc = s.outputs.fields_container()
single_field_vol_fc = dpf.fields_container_factory.over_time_freq_fields_container(

single_field_fc = dpf.fields_container_factory.over_time_freq_fields_container(

op = dpf.Operator("volume_stress")
op.inputs.volume(volume_check * 10.0)

out = op.get_output(0, dpf.types.field)
02 volume averaged stress

Total running time of the script: ( 0 minutes 5.205 seconds)

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