RigidLink command

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This command is used to construct a single MP_Constraint object.

rigidLink $type $rNodeTag $cNodeTag

$type string-based argument for rigid-link type:
bar only the translational degree-of-freedom will be constrained to be exactly the same as those at the retained node
beam both the translational and rotational degrees of freedom are constrained.
$rNodeTag integer tag identifying the retained node
$cNodeTag integer tag identifying the constrained node

NOTE: The constraint object constructed for the beam option assumes small rotations


rigidLink beam 2 3; # connect node 3 to node 2 via a rigid link-beam.


Cook, R.D., Malkus, D.S., Plesha, M. E., and Witt, R. J., "Concepts and Applications of Finite Element Analysis," 4th edition, John Wiley and Sons publishers, 2002.

Code Developed by: fmk