Flat sliding bearing element in 2d 2dof model

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cgtydmrc
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Flat sliding bearing element in 2d 2dof model

Post by cgtydmrc » Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:38 am

Hi Frank,

Can you please let me know how I can use flat sliding bearing element in my 2d 2dof building model?

Thank you in advance,

Kind regards,
Cgty

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Re: Flat sliding bearing element in 2d 2dof model

Post by selimgunay » Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:47 pm

Did you check the example tcl files at the end of this website?

http://opensees.berkeley.edu/wiki/index ... ng_Element

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Re: Flat sliding bearing element in 2d 2dof model

Post by cgtydmrc » Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:43 pm

Yes, they are all 2d 3dof examples.

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Re: Flat sliding bearing element in 2d 2dof model

Post by selimgunay » Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:49 am

You can use a 2d 3dof model and fix the degree of freedom that you are not considering.

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Re: Flat sliding bearing element in 2d 2dof model

Post by cgtydmrc » Tue May 01, 2018 5:27 am

Selim Hocam,

Thank you for your reply. The issue is my main structure is a 2d 2dof idealized and incorporating a 2d 3dof bearing element is only possible when I consider using equal degree of freedom multi point constraints between the main structure and bearing element. I guess this is the only way to model this flat sliding bearing element into a 2d 2dof model. I would be happy if you have any other suggestions.

Thank you,
Cagatay

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