displacement based element

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displacement based element

Post by aslam » Wed Dec 14, 2011 1:57 pm

What is the advantage of modeling displacement based element as compare to force based element?

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Re: displacement based element

Post by esi_opensees » Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:15 am

it's up to you and what you want from analysis.

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Re: displacement based element

Post by MM20 » Sat Dec 17, 2011 5:07 pm

The following pdf file may help you:

http://opensees.berkeley.edu/wiki/image ... EvsDBE.pdf

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Re: displacement based element

Post by Ofsi » Sun Dec 18, 2011 1:11 pm

Force beam element converges more quickly using more numbers of integration along the element while the displacement beam needs more element to accurately represent a structural member. That beeing said it depends on input and output.

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