**ESOL**, * NVAR*,

`ELEM`

`NODE`

`Item`

`Comp`

`Name`

Compatible Products: – | Pro | Premium | Enterprise | Ent PP | Ent Solver | DYNA

`NVAR`

Arbitrary reference number assigned to this variable (2 to

[`NV`

**NUMVAR**]). Overwrites any existing results for this variable.`ELEM`

Element for which data are to be stored. If

= P, graphical picking is enabled (valid only in the GUI).`ELEM`

`NODE`

Node number on this element for which data are to be stored. If blank, store the average element value (except for

values, which are summed instead of averaged). If`FMAG`

= P, graphical picking is enabled (valid only in the GUI).`NODE`

`Item`

Label identifying the item. General item labels are shown in Table 124: ESOL - General Item and Component Labels. Some items also require a component label.

`Comp`

Component of the item (if required). General component labels are shown in Table 124: ESOL - General Item and Component Labels below. If

is a sequence number (`Comp`

), the`n`

field is ignored.`NODE`

`Name`

32-character name for identifying the item on the printout and displays. Defaults to a label formed by concatenating the first four characters of the

and`Item`

labels.`Comp`

See Table 124: ESOL - General Item and Component Labels for a list of valid item and component labels for element (except line element) results.

**ESOL** defines element results data to be stored from a results file
(**FILE**). Not all items are valid for all elements. To see the available
items for a given element, refer to the input and output summary tables in the documentation
for that element.

Two methods of data access are available via the **ESOL** command. You can
access some data by using a generic label (*component name
method*), while others require a label and number (*sequence number method*).

Use the component name method to access general element data (that is, element data generally available to most element types or groups of element types).

The sequence number method is required for data that is not averaged (such as pressures at nodes and temperatures at integration points), or data that is not easily described generically (such as all derived data for structural line elements and contact elements, all derived data for thermal line elements, and layer data for layered elements).

Element results are in the element coordinate system, except for layered elements where
results are in the layer coordinate system. Element forces and moments are in the nodal
coordinate system. Results are obtainable for an element at a specified node. Further location
specifications can be made for some elements via **SHELL**,
**LAYERP26**, and **FORCE**.

**Table 124: ESOL - General Item and Component Labels**

Component Name Method | ||
---|---|---|

Item | Comp | Description |

S | X, Y, Z, XY, YZ, XZ | Component stress. |

1, 2, 3 | Principal stress. | |

INT | Stress intensity. | |

EQV | Equivalent stress. | |

EPEL | X, Y, Z, XY, YZ, XZ | Component elastic strain. |

1, 2, 3 | Principal elastic strain. | |

INT | Elastic strain intensity. | |

EQV | Elastic equivalent strain. | |

EPTH | X, Y, Z, XY, YZ, XZ | Component thermal strain. |

1, 2, 3 | Principal thermal strain. | |

INT | Thermal strain intensity. | |

EQV | Thermal equivalent strain. | |

EPPL | X, Y, Z, XY, YZ, XZ | Component plastic strain. |

1, 2, 3 | Principal plastic strain. | |

INT | Plastic strain intensity. | |

EQV | Plastic equivalent strain. | |

EPCR | X, Y, Z, XY, YZ, XZ | Component creep strain. |

1,2,3 | Principal creep strain. | |

INT | Creep strain intensity. | |

EQV | Creep equivalent strain. | |

EPDI | X, Y, Z, XY, YZ, XZ | Component diffusion strain. |

1, 2, 3 | Principal diffusion strain. | |

INT | Diffusion strain intensity. | |

EQV | Diffusion equivalent strain. | |

NL | SEPL | Equivalent stress (from stress-strain curve). |

SRAT | Stress state ratio. | |

HPRES | Hydrostatic pressure. | |

EPEQ | Accumulated equivalent plastic strain. | |

CREQ | Accumulated equivalent creep strain. | |

PSV | Plastic state variable. | |

PLWK | Plastic work/volume. | |

SEND | ELASTIC | Elastic strain energy density. |

PLASTIC | Plastic strain energy density. | |

CREEP | Creep strain energy density. | |

DAMAGE | Damage strain energy density | |

VDAM | Viscoelastic dissipation energy density. | |

VREG | Visco-regularization strain energy density. | |

ENTO | Total strain energy density. | |

CDM | DMG | Damage variable. |

LM | Maximum previous strain energy for virgin material. | |

GKS | X | Gasket component stress (also gasket pressure). |

GKD | X | Gasket component total closure. |

GKDI | X | Gasket component total inelastic closure. |

GKTH | X | Gasket component thermal closure. |

SS | X, XY, XZ | Interface traction (stress). |

SD | X,XY,XZ | Interface separation. |

CONT | STAT1 | Contact status. |

PENE | Contact penetration. | |

PRES | Contact pressure. | |

SFRIC | Contact friction stress. | |

STOT | Contact total stress (pressure plus friction). | |

SLIDE | Contact sliding distance. | |

GAP | Contact gap distance. | |

FLUX | Total heat flux at contact surface. | |

CNOS | Total number of contact status changes during substep. | |

FPRS | Fluid penetration pressure. | |

TG | X, Y, Z, SUM | Component thermal gradient or vector sum. |

TF | X, Y, Z, SUM | Component thermal flux or vector sum. |

PG | X, Y, Z, SUM | Component pressure gradient or vector sum. |

EF | X, Y, Z, SUM | Component electric field or vector sum. |

D | X, Y, Z, SUM | Component electric flux density or vector sum. |

H | X, Y, Z, SUM | Component magnetic field intensity or vector sum. |

B | X, Y, Z, SUM | Component magnetic flux density or vector sum. |

CG | X, Y, Z, SUM | Component concentration gradient or vector sum. |

DF | X, Y, Z, SUM | Component diffusion flux density or vector sum. |

FMAG | X, Y, Z, SUM | Component electromagnetic forces or vector sum. |

F | X, Y, Z | Component structural force. |

M | X, Y, Z | Component structural moment. |

HEAT[2] | Heat flow. | |

FLOW | Fluid flow. | |

AMPS | Current flow. | |

FLUX | Magnetic flux. | |

CSG | X, Y, Z | Component magnetic current segment. |

RATE | Diffusion flow rate. | |

SENE | "Stiffness" energy. | |

STEN | Elemental energy dissipation due to stabilization. | |

KENE | Kinetic energy. | |

AENE | Artificial energy due to hourglass control/drill stiffness or due to contact stabilization. | |

JHEAT | Element Joule heat generation. | |

JC | X, Y, Z, SUM | Conduction current density for elements that support conduction current calculation. Components (X, Y, Z) and vector sum (SUM). |

JS | X, Y, Z | Source current density for low-frequency magnetic analyses. Total current density (sum of conduction and displacement current densities) in low-frequency electric analyses. Components (X, Y, Z). |

JT | X, Y, Z, SUM | Total measurable current density in low-frequency electromagnetic analyses. (Conduction current density in a low-frequency electric analysis.) Components (X, Y, Z) and vector sum (SUM). |

MRE | Magnetics Reynolds number. | |

VOLU | Volume of volume element. | |

BFE | TEMP | Body temperatures (calculated from applied temperatures) as used in solution (area and volume elements only). |

FICT | TEMP | Fictive temperature. |

PMSV | VRAT, PPRE, DSAT, RPER | Void volume ratio, pore pressure, degree of saturation, and relative permeability for coupled pore-pressure CPT elements. |

YSIDX | TENS,SHEA | Yield surface activity status for Mohr-Coloumb, soil, concrete, and joint rock material models: 1 = yielded, 0 = not yielded. |

FPIDX | TF01,SF01, TF02,SF02, TF03,SF03, TF04,SF04 | Failure plane surface activity status for concrete and joint rock material models: 1 = yielded, 0 = not yielded. Tension and shear failure status are available for all four sets of failure planes. |

NS | X, Y, Z, XY, YZ, XZ | Nominal strain for hyperelastic
material, reported in the current configuration (unaffected by
RSYS). |

MPLA | DMAC, DMAX | Microplane damage, macroscopic and maximum values. |

Sequence Number Method | ||

Item | Comp | Description |

SMISC | `snum` | Summable items. |

NMISC | `snum` | Nonsummable items. |

LS | `snum` | Line element elastic stresses. |

LEPEL | `snum` | Line element strains. |

LEPTH | `snum` | Line element thermal strains. |

LEPPL | `snum` | Line element plastic strains. |

LEPCR | `snum` | Line element creep strains. |

LBFE | `snum` | Line element temperatures. |

For more information about the meaning of contact status and its possible values, see Reviewing Results in POST1 in the Mechanical APDL Contact Technology Guide.

For SHELL131 and SHELL132 elements with KEYOPT(3) = 0 or 1, use labels HBOT, HE2, HE3, . . ., HTOP instead of HEAT.