Topic: Strain energy in bar reinforcements

I have to evaluate the total strain energy dissipated within the bar reinforcement elements during the whole loading process of an RC structure by using ATENA 2D v14. There is a simple way to do that with some tool of the software?
Thank You very much.

Re: Strain energy in bar reinforcements

Dear diego.gino,
I am not 100% sure what exactly you wish to do, but I suggest to look at the output data attributes "Plastic Strain" and "Equivalent Plastic Strain" and "Stress" (or maybe just use the Yield Stress from your material definition if you just have ideal-plastic stress-strain law) - see the ATENA Engineering 2D User's Manual, 2.8.4 Result Data Structure.
You may define Monitoring Points for the quantities you need (then output them following Troubleshooting, 2.2.20 How can I see the numerical values of monitors and export them into a spreadsheet?), or output them manually (Troubleshooting, 2.2.21 How to get the nodal forces at 100 nodes as output in text-file or other?).