How do I get reaction forces on spot welds in Simulation?
There is no way to obtain the force in a spot weld through the
interface. You can create a named selection for the pair of vertices
that define a spot weld and use esln,s,1 in an Environment Commands
Object to select the beam188 element that goes between them in a
command snippet. Then you can use post1 etable commands in a
Solution Commands Object to retrieve the force in the element.
A Simulation database is attached which demonstrates the idea.