To create a new project,
1) Choose File>New..., or click New button on tool bar. The New dialog box is displayed. Check Manually input radio button.
Note: The Use stress type group box is for ANSYS result file option; checking any radio button in this group has no effect on manually input project.
2) Click OK button. The Manual Input dialog box is displayed. From the Stress Method drop-down menu, choose 6 component strains (KBM model).
3) Click Import file button. In the pop-up dialog box, select the data file to be imported, and click Open.
4) The data file is imported to the data editor. The counter meter shows 304 strain counts. Click OK button to confirm and close the window.
5) Now the project is created and the home window displays. In the Strain Unit group box, click Percentage to make the strains easier to read in the chart.
To make changes on the manually inputted data, choose Edit>Edit Manual Input or click Edit Manual Input button . This will bring back the Manual Input dialog box.
6) Now you can save your work by clicking File>Save... or Save button . The Save FatiguePlus file dialog box displays. Select the desired folder in which to save the file. Enter the file name of your choice in File name: box. The Fatigue+ files are identified by .fp extension. If the .fp extension is omitted, the program will add the extension automatically. Click Save button.
In the Curves group box, uncheck all check-boxes, then check S1 Angle X. This is the direction angle of principal strain in respect to axis X. It can be seen from the chart that the angle of principle strains changes with time; therefore the loading type is nonproportional.