High velocity impact problem:How do you output pseudo strain energy

If the pseudo-strain energy cannot be output in calculix, how to evaluate the hourglass phenomenon and determine whether the mesh size is appropriate?
Thanks a lot! :blush:

I’m afraid that the only way is to check the scaled deformed shape of the model for hourglass modes.

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May I ask your advice on how to do it

Hourglassing results in a quite specific deformation pattern:

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