Post-Processing & Pictures Post-Processing & Pictures

Whenever one computes joint or element code checks or fatigue, or beam loads the last values computed will be stored for use with pictures. Storing only a single value is in keeping with the philosophy of checking all cases and using the maximum to size the structure.

With animations, however, we have a different problem. Here we may want to look at the deflections of the structure or at code checks as a function of time. Before you can do this, you must have load cases that are snapshots at times during a time domain simulation. If so, then you must tell MOSES to store the results so that you can use them for pictures. One does this with the option


on the Post-Processing command: commands:


If you use this option, then

Perhaps it is good to look at some examples. Suppose that you have a time domain simulation and that you generated load cases with:

     &loop t 1 1000
     lcase -process %t &string(o_number T0000)

Now, suppose that you wanted to look at the deflections as a function of time. You can do this with

     joint deflection -load t@
     &picture iso -events 0 1000 -deflect 200 only -movie

Of course, once the deflections are associated with the events the making of the picture is the same as with any animation.

Now, suppose you have a combination case (suppose you are doing an LRFD code check, etc.) Then

     &loop t 1 1000
     &set num = &string(o_number 0000)
     cases -combine %(c)%num  %(t) 1 some -1

will have a time association while

     &loop t 1 1000
     &set num = &string(o_number 0000)
     cases -combine %(c)%num  some -1 %(t) 1

will not.