Are there any examples showing how to plot the axial and shear forces in ANSYS LS-DYNA spot welds?

Yes, please see the attached ANSYS LS-DYNA 11.0 SP1 example that shows how to use the LSTC postprocessor "LS-PREPOST" to plot the axial, shear, and resultant spot weld forces contained in the LS-DYNA ASCII output file SWFORC, which is not supported by the ANSYS LS-DYNA EDREAD command.

Although the LS-PREPOST postprocessor is not supported by ANSYS, Inc., it is fairly easy to use. Further, it is supplied for free on the distribution media and does not require a license to run. On Windows systems, the executable name is "lsprepostd.exe" and is located at:

C:Program FilesAnsys Incv110ANSYSbinintellsprepostd.exe

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