View Buckling Modes Results

Use the Analysis Explorer to view buckling modes results. Buckling modes are only available when running an OptiStruct analysis.

Run an analysis with buckling modes selected.
  1. On the Structures ribbon, select the Show Analysis Results tool on the Analyze icon.

    Tip: To find and open a tool, press Ctrl+F. For more information, see Find and Search for Tools.
  2. Select the run you want to view in the Analysis Explorer.
  3. Select one of the (Buckling) load cases.

  4. Select a Buckling Load Factor. The displacement for the selected mode is displayed on the modeling window. If the value for that mode is displayed in the modeling window. If the value for that mode is between 1 and 0, the part is predicted to buckle. If the value is between 0 and -1, it will buckle in the opposite direction.
  5. Right-click or press Esc to close the Analysis Explorer and return to the original part.
    • To change the upper or lower bound for the results slider, click on the bound and enter a new value.
    • To filter the results so that areas on the model with displacement greater than a specified value are masked, click and drag the arrow on the results slider.