Reading the failure criteria from an .rst file


I would like to read the error criteria TWSI, PMAT and PFIB from an .rst file using PyAnsys or Ansys.MAPDL.Reader.

The problem is that I don't know exactly whether the failure criteria are even stored in the .rst file and whether I can add the failure criteria there. On the other hand, I don't know how I could read out the error criteria with PyAnsys.

I would be very grateful for any help.


  • Pernelle Marone-Hitz
    Pernelle Marone-Hitz Member, Moderator, Employee Posts: 804
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    Are you working with a composites model? In that case PyDPF-Composites will be the most suited approach.

  • Mike Rife
    Mike Rife Member, Employee Posts: 35
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    Hi @YanHem Please see the MAPDL documentation the ETABLE command - Element TABLE. This can be used to plot those results. Then search the PyMAPDL Reader documentation pages for ETABLE for instance on this page.