nodal force of quad element

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nodal force of quad element

Post by ggokelly » Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:08 am


I'm making a model for soil-pile interaction analysis, because I like to figure out force-displacement relationship by lateral loading.

I made all soil & pile elements using quad element which have a different material for the analysis.

Then, I got the nodal displacement, but here's my question-

Is there any way to get the shear force of nodes?

i think the command 'recorder Element -file Data/force.out -time -ele 259 force' is inappropriate for quad element.

please let me know if anyone konws about this.

Thank you.