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trapze load

Post by moshtagh » Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:32 am

Hi every body
I have problem, that there wasn’t any where (OpenSees Command Language Manual & example).
I have some load that have Trapezium shape time series. Its mean that the load have linear value (for example increase from 0N to 10 N) from time 0 to 2 second ( with Linear Time Series) , and it heve constant value for 5 seconds from time 2 to 7 second (with Constant Time Series) and suddenly the load should be decrease to 0 from time 7 to 9. How I can wrote the time series that the Openess knows , what am I doing.
In an other word how can I apply Trapezium load on the structure
Please help me
The shape of the Trapezium load:


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Re: trapze load

Post by fmk » Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:16 pm

timeSeries Path tag -time {0.0 2.0 7.0 9.0} -values {0.0 10.0 10.0 0.0} -factor 1.0

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