SectionAggregator Object

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ftong
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SectionAggregator Object

Post by ftong » Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:10 pm

Dear Colleagues,

Here is a question about SectionAggregator object.
I am trying to incorporate linear elastic shear component into an already-defined fiber section that captures the axial and flexural behaviors. To my knowledge, the following scripts are to be used:

section Fiber $fiberSecTag { ; # this is already defined
......
}
uniaxialMaterial Elastic $matTagV $tangent;
section Aggregator $aggrSecTag $matTagV Vy -section $fiberSecTag

Should "$tangent" in the uniaxialMaterial definition be the shear modulus G or GAv where Av is effective area of the fiber section?

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Re: SectionAggregator Object

Post by fmk » Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:51 am

GA and remember it only works in the force beam column element (not the displacement element)

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