How to model a element failure during the seismic excitation?

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TomLDawg
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How to model a element failure during the seismic excitation?

Post by TomLDawg » Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:54 pm

How to model a element failure during the seismic excitation?
I'm using opensees to model a building under seismic excitation. I want a building elemet to failure at a specific displacement during the earthquake.
How can I define that element?

selimgunay
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Re: How to model a element failure during the seismic excitation?

Post by selimgunay » Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:52 am

You can use the remove command or you can check this link here for an example of automated element removal:

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

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