Stress and strain output corresponds to integration point locations. Thus, Lobatto integration (see
*CONTROL_SHELL) is required to get output corresponding to the outer surfaces. In the case of stress or effective plastic strain,
*DATABASE_EXTENT_BINARY controls how many of the shell through-thickness integration points are output. Tensorial (true) strains at output at the uppermost and lowermost integration points only and only when
*DATABASE_EXTENT_BINARY. See the tables under
*SECTION_SHELL for integration point locations.
See also: Shell Strain; Shell Resultants