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18. ABAQUS/Viewer - Path Plots

Q18.1 : Is it possible to take an arbitrary line section through a 2D model and display the variation of a selected output parameter along that line?

Yes. It is possible for 2D models. Choose the Point option and then specify 2 end points which defines the line of section. However this is possible with the FEMGV program. See the answer to the question Q23.5.
However the above is possible with 3D models using ABAQUS/Post. ???? For example use the command
path, var=mises, name=test5, start=(-70,50,20), end=(70,50,20), absolute 
This creates a curve set names test5 that gives the variation of von Mises stress in solid elements along a straight line in space. The straight line is defined by giving the start and end points.

Q18.2 : Is it possible to to plot the stress distribution along a line of nodes?


Yes
variation of a selected output parameter along that line?
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