# Numerical Results

If you have followed the instructions in this tutorial you should obtain the following results.

#### Deformation

Total Deformation

X Deformation

Y Deformation

#### Stresses

Direct Stress

Minimum Bending Stress

Maximum Bending Stress

Minimum Combined Stress

Maximum Combined Stress

#### Reaction Forces

Left Support Reaction Force

Right Support Reaction Force

#### Moment Reactions

Left Support Moment Reaction

Right Support Moment Reaction

#### Local Coordinate System

Bending moment and shear force are reported in the local coordinate system. To determine what the local coordinate system is for each element, highlight **Solution** in the tree and select **Coordinate Systems > Element Triads**.

Click on **Solve** and ANSYS will display the local coordinate system for each element. The local *x*, *y* and *z* are shown in red, blue and green (RGB), respectively.

#### Shear Force

From the local coordinate systems above, we see that we need the shear force in the local *y* direction. To get the shear in the local *y*, highlight **Solution** in the tree and select **Beam Results > Shear Force**.

Under **Details**, change **Type** to **Directional Shear Force**.

Click on **Solve**. This will color each element according to the value of the shear force. To probe the shear values in the graphics window, first make ANSYS wrap the cross-section around the line elements by going to the main menu and selecting **View > Thick Shells and Beams**.

Then select **Probe** in the main menu. Now you can hover over the structure to see the value of the shear force. If you click at a point, it will add a label at that point showing the value.

If you need to get the exact values at particular locations, it is better to make a plot along a "path" rather than use "probe". We show that next.

#### Bending Moment along Path

Create the path.

**(Right click) Model > Insert > Construction Geometry**

**(Right click) Construction Geometry > Insert > Path**

Turn on "edge selection".

Under **Path Type**, select **Edge**. Then click on any edge and click **Apply** under **Geometry**.

Highlight **Solution** in tree and select **Beam Results > Bending Moment**. Change **Scoping Method** and **Path** to **Path**. Change to **Directional Bending Moment** in the local **z** direction.

Click **Solve**. The tabular data (lower right) gives the bending moment values at the beginning and end of the path.