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by mcoar
Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: OpenSees.exe Users
Topic: Fire Load Pattern in more recent versions
Replies: 0
Views: 308

Fire Load Pattern in more recent versions

Hi everyone, I am having trouble getting the Fire pattern to run successfully in OpenSees. I've tried a lot of variations in input files and syntax, but no luck. If anyone would be able to help me I would be very grateful - I'm trying to crank out some results for a paper before my thesis defense. I...
by mcoar
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: OpenSees.exe Users
Topic: OpenSeesPy time dependent thermal loads
Replies: 1
Views: 234

Re: OpenSeesPy time dependent thermal loads

I think I figured this out. I will be doing a validation study later today to confirm. I used the following syntax: # define time series thermalFile = 'steel1b_1.txt' # text file column of thermal values dt = 60. # time step in seconds thermalSeries = 200 # just a tag for the timeSeries timeSeries('...
by mcoar
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: OpenSees.exe Users
Topic: Question about OpenSeesPL
Replies: 1
Views: 223

Re: Question about OpenSeesPL

I'm not super familiar with soil-pile interaction for opensees, but that error looks like you're trying to add a constraint to a node that is already constrained. The "SP" is a single-point constraint, so a fixity (as opposed to MP - multi-point - or constraining to another node). It looks you have ...
by mcoar
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: OpenSees.exe Users
Topic: OpenSeesPy time dependent thermal loads
Replies: 1
Views: 234

OpenSeesPy time dependent thermal loads

Hi everyone, I'm a Ph.D. student looking for some help applying time-dependent thermal loads to steel sections in the python version of OpenSees. It seems like there are two ways to implement this loading in traditional OpenSees: 1) You can use the "Fire" load pattern as demonstrated on page 28 of t...