Get maximum nodal stress values instead of averaged

Samukham Member Posts: 37
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edited June 2023 in Structures


I am developing a Python script to read an rst file using dpf reader and return the maximum nodal stress values instead of averaged ones. To be specific for a particular node (let's say node 1) there will be multiple stress tensors contributed by all the elements that share node 1. When I try to get the nodal stress values it returns the average of all stress components. But, I need the maximum of stress components among all the element contributions (maximum of sigma_x, sigma_y, sigma_z, ... at node 1 among all the elemental contributions at node 1. I was able to do this using a for loop, however for a larger model, it consumes a lot of time. Is there any way to do the same in an efficient manner?