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Signed von Mises

Good day, i noticed in the platform there is new feature called “signed von Mises”, can someone tell what is signed von Mises? Is von Mises not a scalar quantity?

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Hey @mvusi,

Von Mises Stress is a square of a sum of stress values squared. That way, Von Mises Stress is always positive. Using this parameter it’s not possible to analyze if the body is undergoing tension or compression. Signed Von Mises Stress, in turn, takes into account not only the absolute value but also the stress signal.

You can see a fixed beam under vertical load in the example below:

In this link you can obtain more detailed informations.




Thanks, as an application engineer Ill have to get used to this introduction.