Zero Length orientation

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behzad1980
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Zero Length orientation

Post by behzad1980 » Wed Sep 22, 2010 8:53 am

Hi,
I want to define a zero length element with angle of 39.
Is it correct to define it's vector orientaion like 1 .81 0 -1 .81 0?
Thanks

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Post by fmk » Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:07 am

i could tell you yes or no BUT why don't you create a simple model and test it for yourself? .. it's 2 nodes, 1 material, 1 element and 1 load pattern.

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Re: Zero Length orientation

Post by williamthomas » Sat Nov 26, 2011 5:25 am

Hi,

I always like it when people have to find out the answers for them selves instead of just asking. That is the best way to learn I bet that you are better of with having to "do it yourself" that just getting the answer given to you on a plate.

By the way, you are on the right track with your initial suggestion.

All the best,
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Re: Zero Length orientation

Post by emanueletrainini » Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:38 am

behzad1980 wrote:
> Hi,
> I want to define a zero length element with angle of 39.
> Is it correct to define it's vector orientaion like 1 .81 0 -1 .81 0?
> Thanks

Just wondering: why do you need a zero lenght element? What kind of model are you building?
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