# SS-T: 5030 Linearized Stress

Calculate linearized stress.

- Purpose
- SimSolid performs meshless structural
analysis that works on full featured parts and assemblies, is tolerant of
geometric imperfections, and runs in seconds to minutes. In this tutorial,
you will do the following:
- Calculate linearized stress along a line segment.

- Model Description
- The following model file is needed for this tutorial:
- LinearizedStress.ssp

## Open Project

- Start a new SimSolid session.
- On the main window toolbar, click Open Project .
- In the Open project file dialog, choose LinearizedStress.ssp
- Click OK.

## Review Model

- In the Project Tree, expand the Structural 1 Analysis Workbench.
- Expand the Loads&Constraints branch and review the loads.
- Click (Results plot) and choose the desired plot to review regions of high stress.

## Method 1: Line Segment Normal to Surface

For this method, linearized stress is calculated on a line segment drawn normal to surface.

## Method 2: Line Segment on Custom Location

For this method, linearized stress is calculated on a line segment drawn at a custom location.