How do I get results from an rst file?

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I am looking for a way to obtain the following results from an rst file. I could not find the method in the documentation.

  • position of center gravity
  • inertia matrix as center of gravity
  • modal damping

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  • Mike Rife
    Mike Rife Member, Employee Posts: 35
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    Hi @mori
    Next time please use the @username - I did not see your reply. Having just the wbpj and project_files folder is not really a good idea as the wbpj has path information for the files. The better way to share WB projects is to create the WB Archive and share the resulting wbpz file. When WB opens the archive it will update the file paths in the wbpj to match where you are saving the WB Project to.

    By FEA process I mean creating the finite element model. Performing the solve. Etc. As opposed to just being given a file to work with.

    What to do depends on what files are available. So, what files are available in the project _files folder?
    Mike

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  • Mike Rife
    Mike Rife Member, Employee Posts: 35
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    Hi @mori
    What program are you asking about? Mechanical APDL? PyMAPDL? PyDPF? Anything that would work?

    The first two items are not saved to the result file. If you saved the MAPDL database after the solve, then you could resume the database (MAPDL or PyMAPDL) and use *get to retrieve them (see the help on *get of solution items).

    Are you controlling the FEA process or do you only have access to the rst file?

    Mike

  • mori
    mori Member Posts: 2
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    Thank you so much for your answer.

    I am a beginner with Ansys, so I don't quite understand the terminology yet. I have received the following model (.wbpj, _files) that was executed in WorkBench. I want to use pyAnsys to obtain results from that model. If PyDPF is not an option, I would like to proceed with PyMAPDL. However, how should I go about reopening the database with PyMAPDL?

    I'm sorry to ask, but what is the FEA process?