OOF: Finite Element Analysis of Microstructures
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When the Node Info Dashboard is open, clicking the mouse on a node in the image prints information about the node to the Message Window. When the mouse is over the Drawing Area the cursor changes to a question mark. The node being queried is the closest one to the hook of the question mark.
The check boxes in the Dashboard determine what information is printed.
- mouse position
- The coordinates of the mouse in physical units.
- node type
- The type of the node, as described in Section
3.13.1 under the discussion of
the interior_nodes variable. In addition, the status of the
node's and degrees of freedom is reported. fixed()
means that the degree of freedom is fixed (Section
3.22) and will not move during equilibration. The number
in parenthesis is the number of fixed nodegroups to which this degree
of freedom belongs. free means that the degree of freedom is not
fixed. slaved means that the degree of freedom is slaved to
others in its nodegroup (Section 3.24). autonomous means that the degree of freedom is not enslaved. It is
possible for a degree of freedom to be simultaneously free and
enslaved. Sorry about that.
- node index
- The index of the node. This may be used in the
command /output/node. Node indices are also used internally in
the .goof file.
- current position
- The position of the node, called x, y in the Message Window.
- The displacement of the node from its original
position, called dx, dy in the Message Window.
- original position
- The position of the node before the grid was
distorted or equilibrated, called x0, y0 in the Message Window.
- applied force
- The force applied to the node via the /distort/set menu (Section 3.27), called fx,
fy in the Message Window. Note that if the node contains an enslaved
degree of freedom, then the reported force is the force on the master
degree of freedom, which is the sum of the forces on all of the
master's slaves. The force reported for a fixed degree of freedom is
NOT the force reported by /output/force (Section
3.36), although it should be.
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