The deformed shape looks very distorted. How do I change the displacement magnification?

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The deformed shape looks very distorted. How do I change the displacement magnification?

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Probably the displacement magnification is too high. If you know approximately what the largest displacement is then you can use the direct multiplication option. If in create a fringe plot of the displacement to find the maximum. Alternatively you can set the largest displacement to be scaled to be 10 % of the largest dimension of the mesh. Click on Display Attributes icon (3rd icon) in the Results form. In the new form look for Scale interpretation. Below this you will find 2 radio buttons marked Model Scale and True Scale. In the box below marked Scale factor enter a value of 0.1 which is the default. Click on the radio button marked Model Scale. Then click on the `Apply’ button. Also note that when you click on the `Fit View’ icon it uses the undeformed mesh to fit the viewport ie it does not take into account the deformations. It does not use the deformed mesh to fit the view. Because of this in some cases part of the deformed will be outside of the viewport.

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