Plane Stress Plate FEM Modelling in OpenSees

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rmandok
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Plane Stress Plate FEM Modelling in OpenSees

Post by rmandok » Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:05 am

Hi
I usually use Abaqus for micro modelling and analysis...but now i am in urgent and must model a simple plane stress plate (gusset plate) in OpenSees so please would you please help me by quick guide or a code for this problem?
And can anyone tell me what element is appropriate for this gusset plate that can identify 2 dof in plane for it and exert a lateral force to it's corner (as brace force)?
Besides the element is isoparametric.
Thanks

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Re: Plane Stress Plate FEM Modelling in OpenSees

Post by fmk » Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:00 am

either the quad if you want to to 2d, a brick if 3d, or a shell if you want a quad element with out of plane bending behaviour.

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