DBE but having different section along the element

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shafeli
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DBE but having different section along the element

Post by shafeli » Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:56 pm

Hi
I would like to know how can i simulate an element with different section along that element.
For example, if we are planing to model a RC coupling beam with diagonal bar ,
aforementioned bar changes it's location along the beam ....so how we can arrange such a model?

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Re: DBE but having different section along the element

Post by selimgunay » Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:55 am

You can assign a different section to each integration point. Please see the second set of commands here:

https://opensees.berkeley.edu/wiki/inde ... mn_Element

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Re: DBE but having different section along the element

Post by shafeli » Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:49 am

and what about the orders of section along the element
for instance section arg1 arg2 from which point are they assigned?

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Re: DBE but having different section along the element

Post by selimgunay » Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:29 am

Integration points are ordered from the start node to the end node

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