MCT File Quick Reference

 

*COMMAND (Functions of midas Civil)

Brief descriptions of the Commands

; Variables that make up the Commands

Description of each variable (method of expression) {initialized value}

* X,Y,Z axis: Basis of Global coordinates

x,y,z axis: Basis of nodal or element local coordinates

*VERSION

Shows the version of midas Civil

*UNIT (Unit System)

; FORCE, LENGTH

; FORCE, LENGTH

FORCE: Loading unit used in creating MGT File {tonf}

LENGTH: Length unit used in creating the MGT File {m}

* ENDDATA (End Data)

Completion of Data input

*PROJINFO (Project Information)

Basic project data

PROJECT, REVISION, USER, EMAIL, ADDRESS,

TEL, FAX, CLIENT, TITLE, ENGINEER, EDATE, CHECK1, CDATE1, CHECK2,

 CDATE2, CHECK3, CDATE3, APPROVE, ADATE, COMMENT

PROJECT: project name

REVISION: date of final revision

USER: user name

EMAIL: e-mail address

ADDRESS: postal address line

FAX: fax number

CLIENT: client name

TITLE: sub-title of project (sub-project name)

ENGINEER: name of engineer

EDATE: date of program operation

CHECK1: 1st reviewer

CDATE1 : date of 1st review

CHECK2: 2nd reviewer

CDATE2: date of 2nd review

CHECK3: 3nd reviewer

CDATE3: date of 3nd review

APPROVE: final approver

ADATE: date of final approval

COMMENT: notes & comments
 

*STRUCTYPE (Structure Type)

Basic data required for Structural Analysis

; iSTYP, iSMAS, GRAV, TEMPER, bALIGNBEAM,

bALIGNSLAB

iSTYP: structural type {0}

= 0: 3-dimensional analysis

= 1: 2-dimensional analysis (X-Zplane)

= 2: 2-dimensional analysis (Y-Zplane)

= 3: 2-dimensional analysis (X-Yplane)

= 4: 3-dimensional analysis (restraint on rotational degree of

freedom about Z-direction)

iSMAS: assigns whether to convert the model self-weight to

masses {0}

= 0: does not convert to masses

= 1: converts to masses & applies to X,Y,Z directions in the global

coordinate system

= 2: converts to masses & applies to X,Y directions in the global

coordinate system

= 3: converts to masses & applies to Z direction in the global

coordinate system

GRAV: value of acceleration of gravity considering the applied units {9.806m/sec2}

TEMPER: initial temperature required for heat stress analysis

bALIGNBEAM: alligns the tops of girders to Floor Level (YES/NO) {NO}

bALIGNSLAB: alligns the top of slabs to Floor Level (YES/NO) {NO}
 

*GRIDLINE*(Define Line Grid)

Gridline

; NAME, X, Y

NAME: name of gridline

X: X coordinates of GCS (Global Coordinate System) Y-axis

direction and gridlines

Y: Y coordinates of GCS (Global Coordinate System) X-axis

direction and gridlines
 

*NODE (Nodes)

Node data

; iNO, X, Y, Z

iNO: node number

X: X-coordinate in GCS (Global Coordinate System)

Y: Y-coordinate in GCS (Global Coordinate System)

Z: Z-coordinate in GCS (Global Coordinate System)
 

*ELEMENT (Elements)

Element Data

; iEL, TYPE, iMAT, iPRO, iN1, iN2, ANGLE,

iSUB, EXVAL ; Frame Element

; iEL, TYPE, iMAT, iPRO, iN1, iN2, iN3, iN4,

iSUB, iWID ; Planar Element

; iEL, TYPE, iMAT, iPRO, iN1, iN2, iN3, iN4, iN5, iN6, iN7, iN8 ; Solid Element

; iEL, TYPE, iMAT, iPRO, iN1, iN2, REF, RPX, RPY, RPZ, iSUB, EXVAL ; Frame (Ref. Point)

1.Frame Element

iEL: element number

TYPE: element type

=TRUSS: truss element

=BEAM: beam element

=TENSTR: tension-only element

=COMPTR: compression-only element

iMAT: material number

iPRO: section number

iN1: 1st node number

iN2: 2nd node number

ANGLE: Beta Angle

iSUB: Sub Type

For Truss: N/A

For Beam: N/A

For TENSTR & COMPTR {1}

=1: TENSTR-TRUSS, COMPTR-TRUSS

=2: TENSTR-HOOK, COMPTR-GAP

=3: TENSTR-CABLE

EXVAL: additional data related to entered elements

For Truss: N/A

For Beam: N/A

For TENSTR

=TRUSS: N/A

=HOOK: Hook Distance

=Cable: Cable Pretension

For COMPTR

=TRUSS: N/A

=GAP: Gap Diatance

 

2. Planar Element

iEL: element number

TYPE: element type

=PLATE: plate element

=PLSTRS: plane stress element

=PLSTRN: plane strain element

=AXISYM: axis symmetric element

iMAT: material number

iPRO: section number

iN1: 1st node number

iN2: 2nd node numberiN

iN3: 3rd node number

iN4: 4th node number

iSUB: Sub Type

For Plate {1}

=1: Thick   = 2: Thin

For PLSTRS: N/A

For PLSTRN: N/A

For Axisymmetric: N/A

 

3. Solid Element

iEL: element number

TYPE : element type

=SOLID: solid element

iMAT: material number

iPRO: section number

iN1: 1st node number

iN2: 2nd node number

iN3: 3rd node number

iN4: 4th node number

iN5: 5th node number

iN6: 6th node number

iN7: 7th node number

iN8: 8th node number

 

4. Frame (Ref. Point)

iEL: element number

TYPE: element type

 = TRUSS: truss element

 = BEAM: beam element

 = TENSTR: tension-only element

 = COMPTR: compression-only element

iMAT: material number

iPRO: section number

iN1: 1st node number

iN2: 2nd node number

REF: assign ref. point

RPX: X-coordinate of ref. point

RPY: Y-coordinate of ref. point

RPZ: Z-coordinate of ref. point

iSUB: Sub Type

For Truss: N/A

For Beam: N/A

For TENSTR & COMPTR {1}

=1: TENSTR-TRUSS, COMPTR-TRUSS

=2: TENSTR-HOOK, COMPTR-GAP

=3: TENSTR-CABLE

EXVAL: additional data related to entered elements

For Truss: N/A

For Beam: N/A

For TENSTR

=TRUSS: N/A

=HOOK: Hook Distance

=Cable: Cable Pretension

For COMPTR

=TRUSS: N/A

=GAP: Gap Distance
 

*MATERIAL (Material)

Material property

; iMAT, TYPE, MNAME, SPHEAT, HEATCO, [DATA1]; STEEL, CONC, USER

; iMAT, TYPE, MNAME, SPHEAT, HEATCO, [DATA1],

[DATA2]; SRC

; [DATA1]: 1, DB, NAME

2, ELAST, POISN, THERMAL, DEN

3, Ex, Ey, Ez, Tx, Ty, Tz, Sxy, Sxz, Syz, Pxy, Pxz, Pyz, DEN : Orthotropic

; [DATA2]: 1, DB, NAME or 2, ELAST, POISN, THERMAL, DEN

iMAT: material number

TYPE: material type

=STEEL (structural steel)

=CONC (concrete)

=SRC (steel-concrete composite)

=USER (user defined)

MNAME: material name

SPHEAT: specific heat

HEATCO: thermal conductivity coefficient

[DATA 1]

DB: section database of various national standards

NAME: name of DB

 = KS(S): Korean Industrial Standards (45 types of steel database)

 = KS-CIVIL(S): 27 types of steel database

 = ASTM(S): American Society for Testing Materials (40 types of steel database)

 = JIS(S): Japanese Industrial Standards (23 types of steel database)

 = DIN(S): Deutsches Institut fur Normung (11 types of steel database)

 = BS(S): British Standard (23 types of steel database)

 = EN(S): European Standards (12 types of steel database)

 = KS(RC): 19 types of concrete material database

 = KS-CIVIL(RC): 19 types of concrete material database

 = ASTM(RC): 7 types of concrete material database

 = JIS(RC): 16 types of concrete material database

[DATA 2]

ELAST: modulus of elasticity

POISN: poisson's ratio

THERMAL: coefficient of linear thermal expansion

DEN: weight per unit volume

1. Orthoropic: for orthotropic material

Ex, Ey, Ez: modulii of elasticity in the corresponding directions

Tx, Ty, Tz: coefficients of linear thermal expansion in the

corresponding directions

Sxy, Sxz, Syz: shear modulii of elasticity in the corresponding

directions

Pxy, Pxz, Pyz: poisson's  ratios in the corresponding directions
 

*MATL-COLOR

Color data for materials

; iMAT, W_R, W_G, W_B, HF_R, HF_G, HF_B,

HE_R, HE_G, HE_B, bBLEND, FACT

iMAT: material number

W_R: red color number when displaying in Wire Frame

W_G: green color number when displaying in Wire Frame

W_B: blue color number when displaying in Wire Frame

HF_R: red color number of Hidden treated surface

HF_G: green color number of Hidden treated surface

HF_B: blue color number of Hidden treated surface

HE_R: red color number of the outline of Hidden treated surface

HE_G: green color number of the outline of Hidden treated surface

HE_B: blue color number of the outline of Hidden treated surface

bBLEND: assigns color transparency (YES/NO) {NO}

FACT: factor (degree) of color transparency {0.5}

*TDM-FUNC (Time Dependent Material Function)

Creep/Shrinkage function of concrete

; FUNC=NAME, FTYPE, SCALE, CTYPE, ELAST,

DESC; line 1

; DAY1, VALUE1, DAY2, VALUE2,...  ; from line 2

NAME: function name that defines Creep (Shrinkage)

FTYPE: function type

= CREEP: creep of concrete

= SHRINK: shrinkage of concrete

SCALE: scale factor

CTYPE: creep function data type

= SC: Specific Creep

= CF: Creep Compliance

= CC: Creep Coefficient

ELAST: modulus of elasticity of concrete

DESC: brief description

DAY1: time

VALUE1: creep /shrinkage data value
 

 

*TDM-TYPE (Time Dependent Material)

Time dependent material data (creep, shrink)

; NAME=NAME, CODE, STR, HU, VOL, AGE, TYPE, [ACI1], [ACI2] ; CODE=ACI

; NAME=NAME, CODE, STR, HU, MSIZE, CTYPE,AGE ; CODE=CEB, KS

; NAME=NAME, CODE, N1, PHI1, N2, PHI2

; CODE=MEM

; NAME=NAME, CODE, STR, HU, USS, UCS, VOL, RR,

MOD  ; CODE=PCA

; NAME=NAME, CODE, STR, HU, VOL, UCS, VSR1, LAF, VSR, PST, bRCE, RR, MOD                             ; CODE=COMBINED

; NAME=NAME, CODE, STR, HTY PE, HU, MSIZE,

CTYPE, AGE ; CODE=JAPAN

; NAME=NAME, CODE, STR, HTYPE, HU, MSIZE,

AGE  ; CODE=CHINA

; NAME=NAME, CODE, bSSF, SSFNAME

; CODE=USER (line 1)

; CREEPFUNC1, AGE1, CREEPFUNC2, AGE2, ...

; USER (from line 2)

; [ACI1]: CURE, SLUMP, FAP, AIR, CC

; [ACI2]: UCC, USS

1. Common Items

NAME: Time dependent material name

CODE: DB of time dependent material

= ACI: American Concrete Institute

= KS: Korean Standard

= MEM: Modify Elasticity Modulus, consider creep by

modifying the elasticity of modulus.

= JAPAN: Japanese Standard

= CHINA: Chinese Standard

= USER: user directly specifies material data

 

2. In the case of  ACI

STR: 28 day compressive strength

HU: relative humidity

VOL: volume-surface area ratio

AGE: start time of shrinkage after casting concrete

TYPE: ultimate factor reflecting the properties of concrete

CURE: initial curing method

SLUMP: concrete slump value

FAP: fine aggregate ratio

AIR: air entrainment quantity

CC: cement content

IMCP: Initial moist curing period

 

3. In the case of CEB, KS

MSIZE: notational size of structure

CTYPE: type of cement

= RS: Rapid hardening high strength cement

= NR: Normal or rapid hardening cement

= SL: Slowly hardening cement

 

4. In the case of MEM

N1: number of days between 0 (day) & N1 (day)

PHI1: reduction factor for modulus of elascity

 

5. In the case of PCA

STR: 28 day compressive strength

HU: relative humidity

USS: ultimate shrinkage strain

UCS: ultimate creep strain

VOL: volumn-surface area ratio

RR: reinforcement ratio of column

MOD: modulus of elasticity of reinforcement

 

6. In the case of COMBINED

STR: 28 days compressive strength

HU: relative humidity

VOL: volumn-surface area ratio

UCS: ultimate creep strain

VSR1: volumn-surface area ratio

LAF: age factor calculation

US: ultimate shrinkage strain

VSR: volumn-surface area ratio

PST: state of progress of shrinkage

bRCE: whether or not the reinforced concrete effect by PCA is

applied

RR: reinforcement ratio of column

MOD: modulus of elasticity of reinforcement

 

7. In the case of JAPAN

STR: 28 day compressive strength

HTYPE: type of curing

= CM: water-immerced curing

= RM: ambient curing

HU: relative humidity

MSIZE : notational size of structure

CTYPE: type of cement

= RN: rapid hardening Cement

= NC: normal Cement

AGE: start time of shrinkage after casting concrete

[ACI1] or [ACI2]

CURE: initial curing method

SLUMP: concrete slump value

FAP: fine aggregate ratio

AIR: air entrainment quantity

CC: cement quantity

UCC: ultimate creep coefficient

USS: ultimate shrinkage strain

 

8. In the case of JSCE

ELAST: modulus of elasticity of concrete at 28 days

CC: cement content

WC: Water content

 

9. In the case of CHINA

ELAST: modulus of elasticity of concrete at 28 days

CC: cement content

WC: Water content

STR: 28 day compressive strength

HTYPE: type of curing

= CM: water-immerced curing

= RM: ambient curing

HU: relative humidity

MSIZE: notational size of structure

AGE: start time of shrinkage after casting

 

10. In the case of USER

bSSF: whether or not Shrinkage Strain Function is applied

SSFNAME: shinkage function to be applied

CREEPFUNC1: creep function to be applied

AGE1: age (elapsed time) at the time of load application
 

*TDM-ELAST

Time Dependent Material (Comp. Strength) Change of Modulus of Elasticity

(compressive strength) relative to concrete maturity (age)

; NAME=NAME, TYPE, CODE, STRENGTH, A, B

; TYPE=CODE (Korean Standard, ACI)

; NAME=NAME, TYPE, CODE, STRENGTH, iCTYPE

; TYPE=CODE (CEB-FIP, Ohzagi)

; NAME=NAME, TYPE, CODE, STRENGTH

; TYPE=CODE (Chinese Standard)

; NAME=NAME, TYPE, SCALE; TYPE=USER (line 1)

; DAY1, VALUE1, DAY2, VALUE2, ...

; USER (from line 2)

1. Common Items

NAME: function name that defines the change of Modulus of

Elasticity (compressive strength) relative to concrete maturity

TYPE: input method for the change of Modulus of Elasticity(compressive strength)

= CODE: select concrete specs defined in the code

= USER: user directly specifies the change of Modulus

Elasticity

CODE: selected code name

= ACI

= CEB-FIP

= Ohzagi

= Chinese Standard

= Korean Standard

 

2.In the case of KS,

STRENGTH: concrete compressive strength relative to curing

time

=KS: concrete compressive strength at 91 days

=ACI: concrete compressive strength at 28 days

A,B: factors for compressive strength of concrete

 

3.In the case of CEB-FIP, Ohzagi

iCTYPE: different types of cement modulus

= 1: Rapid hardening high strength cement

= 2: Normal or rapid hardening cement

= 3: Slowly hardening cement

= 4: In cases of using flyash

 

4. In the case of USER

SCALE: scale factor

DAY1: time

VALUE1: data value of elastic modulus
 

*TDM-LINK (Time Dependent Material Link)

Assigns time dependent properties of materials to the

initially entered normal material data

; iMAT, TDM-TYPE1 (CREEP/SHRINKAGE), TDM-TYPE2 (ELASTICITY)

iMAT: material number, which assigns time dependent properties

TDM-TYPE1 (CREEP/SHRINKAGE): selects a material property, which has been defined in the Time Dependent Material (Creep/Shrinkage)

TDM-TYPE2 (ELASTICITY): selects a material, which has been defined in the Time Dependent Material (Elasticity)
 

*ELEM-DEPMATL (Change Element Dependent Material Property)

Modifies Notational size (h), which is applied in the automatic calculation

of time dependent property

; ELEM_LIST, H

ELEM_LIST: list of element numbers to be changed

H: geometric shape factor (h, Notational Size of Member)
 

*SECTION (Section)

Section data of truss or beam elements

; iSEC, TYPE, SNAME, OFFSET, SHAPE, [DATA1], [DATA2]; 1st line - B/USER

; iSEC, TYPE, SNAME, OFFSET, SHAPE, BLT, D1, D2, D3,

D4, D5, D6; 1st line - VALUE

; AREA, ASy, ASz, Ixx, Iyy, Izz      ; 2nd line

; CyP, CyM, CzP, CzM, QyB, QzB, PERI_OUT, PERI_IN, Cy, Cz   ; 3rd line

; Y1, Y2, Y3, Y4, Z1, Z2, Z3, Z4           ; 4th line

; iSEC, TYPE, SNAME, OFFSET, SHAPE, iREPLACE, ELAST, DEN,

POIS, POIC; 1st line - SRC

; D1, D2, [DATA]                                ; 2nd line

; iSEC, TYPE, SNAME, OFFSET, SHAPE, 1, DB, NAME1,

NAME2, D1, D2; COMBINED

; iSEC, TYPE, SNAME, OFFSET, SHAPE, 2, D11, D12,

D13, D14, D15, D21, D22, D23, D24

; iSEC, TYPE, SNAME, OFFSET, SHAPE, iyVAR, izVAR,

STYPE   ; 1st line - TAPERED

;      DB,NAME1,NAME2        ; 2nd line(STYPE=DB)

;      [DIM1], [DIM2]               ; 2nd line (STYPE=USER)

;      D11, D12, D13, D14, D15, D16; 2nd line (STYPE=VALUE)

;      AREA1, ASy1, ASz1, Ixx1, Iyy1, Izz1; 3rd line (STYPE=VALUE)

;      CyP1, CyM1, CzP1, CzM1, QyB1, QzB1,PERI_OUT1,PERI_IN1, Cy1, Cz1  ; 4th line (STYPE=VALUE)

; Y11, Y12, Y13, Y14, Z11, Z12, Z13, Z14 ; 5th line (STYPE=VALUE)

; D21, D22, D23, D24, D25, D26, D27, D28 ; 6th line (STYPE=VALUE)

; AREA2, ASy2, ASz2, Ixx2, Iyy2, Izz2 ; 7th line (STYPE=VALUE)

; CyP2, CyM2, CzP2, CzM2, QyB2, QzB2, PERI_OUT2, PERI_IN2, Cy2, Cz2  ; 8th line  (STYPE=VALUE)

; Y21, Y22, Y23, Y24, Z21, Z22, Z23, Z24 ; 9th line (STYPE=VALUE)

OPT1,OPT2, [JOINT]                 ;2nd line (STYPE=PSC)

;       [SIZE-A]-i                               ; 3rd line (STYPE=PSC)

;       [SIZE-B]-i                               ; 4th line (STYPE=PSC)

;       [SIZE-C]-i                               ; 5th line (STYPE=PSC)

;       [SIZE-D]-i                               ; 6th line (STYPE=PSC)

;       [SIZE-A]-j                               ; 7th line (STYPE=PSC)

;       [SIZE-B]-j                               ; 8th line (STYPE=PSC)

;       [SIZE-C]-j                               ; 9th line (STYPE=PSC)

;       [SIZE-D]-j                               ; 10th line (STYPE=PSC)

; iSEC, TYPE, SNAME, OFFSET, STYPE1, STYPE2          ;1st line - CONSTRUCT

;        SHAPE, ...(same with other type data from shape)   ; Before (STYPE1)

;        SHAPE, ...(same with other type data from shape)  ; After  (STYPE2)

 

; iSEC, TYPE, SNAME, OFFSET, SHAPE      ; 1st line - COMPOSITE-SB

;        Hw, tw, B, Bf1, tf1, B2, Bf2, tf2                    ; 2nd line

;        N1, N2, Hr, Hr2, tr1, tr2                              ; 3rd line

;        SW, GN, CTC, Bc, Tc, Hh, EsEc, DsDc          ; 4th line

; iSEC, TYPE, SNAME, OFFSET, SHAPE    ; 1st line - COMPOSITE-SI

;        Hw, tw, B, tf1, B2, tf2                                ; 2nd line

;        SW, GN, CTC, Bc, Tc, Hh, EsEc, DsDc         ; 3rd line

; iSEC, TYPE, SNAME, OFFSET, SHAPE  ; 1st line - COMPOSITE- CI/CT

;        OPT1, OPT2, [JOINT]                               ; 2nd line

;        [SIZE-A]                                                ; 3rd line

;        [SIZE-B]                                                ; 4th line

;        [SIZE-C]                                                ; 5th line

;        [SIZE-D]                                                ; 6th line

;        SW, GN, CTC, Bc, Tc, Hh, EgdEsb, DgdDsb   ; 7th line

; iSEC, TYPE, SNAME, OFFSET, SHAPE m         ; 1st line - PSC

;        OPT1, OPT2, [JOINT]                               ; 2nd line

;        [SIZE-A]                                                ; 3rd line

;        [SIZE-B]                                                ; 4th line

;        [SIZE-C]                                                ; 5th line

;        [SIZE-D]                                                ;6th line;

[DATA]: 1, DB, NAME or 2, D1, D2, D3, D4, D5, D6

; [DIM1], [DIM2] : D1, D2, D3, D4, D5, D6

; [JOINT]: 8(1CELL, 2CELL), 13(3CELL), 9(PSCM), 8(PSCH),

9(PSCT), 2(PSCB)

; [SIZE-A]: 6(1CELL, 2CELL), 10(3CELL), 10(PSCM),

6(PSCH),  8(PSCT), 10(PSCB)

; [SIZE-B]: 6(1CELL, 2CELL), 12(3CELL), 6(PSCM),

6(PSCH), 8(PSCT), 6(PSCB)

; [SIZE-C]: 10(1CELL,2CELL), 13(3CELL), 9(PSCM),

10(PSCH),  7(PSCT), 8(PSCB)

; [SIZE-D]: 8(1CELL, 2CELL), 13(3CELL), 6(PSCM),

7(PSCH), 8(PSCT), 5(PSCB)

1. Common Items

iSEC: section number

TYPE: type of section property

= DBUSER: selected from DB or standard section

= VALUE: directly specified section property data

= SRC: section property of SRC member

= COMBINED: section property of combined section

= TAPERED: section property of non-prismatic section

= CONSTRUCT: Section properties of pre and post-composite

= COMPOSITE-B

= COMPOSITE-T

= PSC

SNAME: section name

bSD: whether or not to consider shear deformation (YES/NO)

SHAPE: shape symbol of section (refer to Table 1 below)

 

2. DB/USER

CCSHAPE: cold formed section data

 

3. In the case of VALUE

1st Line

   BLT: classifies builtup methods of members

    = Built: Built-Up Section

    = Roll: Rolled Section

   D1~D6: dimensions of section  

   iCEL: number of Cells in R-Octagon section

2nd Line

   AREA: Cross sectional area

   ASy: effective shear area in ECS y-axis direction

   ASz: effective shear area in ECS z-axis direction

   Ixx: torsional stiffness about ECS x-axis direction

   Iyy: moment of inertial about ECS y-axis direction

   Izz: moment of inertial about ECS y-axis direction

3rd Line

   CyP: distance from the section's neutral axis to the extreme fiber of the element in the local (+)y-direction

   CyM: distance from the section's neutral axis to the extreme fiber of the element in the local (-)y-direction

   CzP: distance from the section's neutral axis to the extreme fiber of the element in the local (+)z-direction

   CzM: distance from the section's neutral axis to the extreme fiber of the element in the local (-)z-direction

   QyB: shear coefficient for the shear force applied in the element's local y-direction

   QzB: shear coefficient for the shear force applied in the element's local z-direction

   PERI_OUT: total perimeter of the section

   PERI_IN: inside perimeter length of a hollow section ('0' for an I-shaped section since the section is not hollow.)

   Cy: distance from the left extreme to the centroid in ECS y-axis

   Cz: distance from the bottom extreme to the centroid in ECS z-axis

4th Line

      Y1: y-direction coordinate from the centroid to the stress output location 1

      Y2: y-direction coordinate from the centroid to the stress output location 2

      Y3: y-direction coordinate from the centroid to the stress output location 3

      Y4: y-direction coordinate from the centroid to the stress output location 4

      Z1: z-direction coordinate from the centroid to the stress output location 1

      Z2: z-direction coordinate from the centroid to the stress output location 2

      Z3: z-direction coordinate from the centroid to the stress output location 3

      Z4: z-direction coordinate from the centroid to the stress output location 4

 

4. In the case of SRC

iREPLACE: reference material used for calculating the

stiffness of composite sections

=1: Steel        

=2: Concrete

ELAST: ratio of modulus of elasticity of steel to concrete

DEN: ratio of steel density to concrete

POIS: poisson's ratio for steel

POIC: poisson's ratio for concrete  

SF: concrete stiffness reduction factor

D1, D2: dimensions of a concrete section

 

5. COMBINED

 1: selecting a section from DB

DB: DB of standard sections

NAME1, NAME2: names of two section types, which make

up the combined section

D1: 1st dimension of a section

D2: 2nd dimension of a section

2: when is specifying the main dimensions of standardized sections(USER)

   D11: 1st dimension of a section

   D12: 2nd dimension of a section

   D13: 3rd dimension of a section

   D14: 4th dimension of a section

   D15: 5th dimension of a section

   D16: 6th dimension of a section

   D21: 7th dimension of a section

   D22: 8th dimension of a section

   D23: 9th dimension of a section

   D24: 10th dimension of a section

   D25: 11th dimension of a section

   D26: 12th dimension of a section

 

6. TAPERED

iyVAR: method of calculating moment of inertia about the y-axis

of the element local coordinate system {1}

= 1: 1st (Linear)

= 2: 2nd (Parabolic)

= 3: 3rd (Cubic)

izVAR: method of calculating moment of inertia about the z-axis

of the element local coordinate system {1}

= 1: 1st (Linear)

= 2: 2nd (Parabolic)

= 3: 3rd (Cubic)

STYPE: assigns the section type of a tapered section member to

be used

= DB

= USER

= VALUE

= PSC

1 : When selecting sections from DB

DB: section database of various national standards

NAME1, NAME2: section names corresponding to the start (i-end) and end (j-end) of a tapered section

2 : When entering main dimensions of standard sections (USER)

[DIM1], [DIM2]

3 : When defining sections by VALUE

   D11: 1st dimension at i-end

   D12: 2nd dimension at i-end

   D13: 3rd dimension at i-end

   D14: 4th dimension at i-end

   D15: 5th dimension at i-end

   D16: 6th dimension at i-end

   D17: 7th dimension at i-end

   D18: 8th dimension at i-end

   AREA1: cross-sectional area at i-end

   Asy1: effective shear area in ECS y-axis direction at i-end

   Asz1: effective shear area in ECS z-axis direction at i-end

   Ixx1: torsional stiffness about ECS x-axis direction at i-end

   Iyy1: moment of inertial about ECS y-axis direction at i-end

   Izz1: moment of inertial about ECS z-axis direction at i-end

   CyP1: distance from the section's neutral axis to the extreme fiber of the element in the local (+)y-direction at i-end

   CyM1: distance from the section's neutral axis to the extreme fiber of the element in the local (-)y-direction at i-end

   CzP1: distance from the section's neutral axis to the extreme fiber of the element in the local (+)z-direction at i-end

   CzM1: distance from the section's neutral axis to the extreme fiber of the element in the local (-)z-direction at i-end

   QyB1: shear coefficient for the shear force applied in the element's local y-direction at i-end

   QzB1: shear coefficient for the shear force applied in the element's local z-direction at i-end

   PERI_OUT1: total perimeter of the section at i-end

   PERI_IN1: inside perimeter length of a hollow section at i-end ('0' for an I-shaped section since the section is not hollow.)  

   Cy1: distance from the left extreme to the centroid in ECS y-axis at i-end

   Cz1: distance from the bottom extreme to the centroid in ECS z-axis at i-end

※ Data entry for j-end is identical to that of i-end.

4 : When PSC section is entered

3rd Line

bSHEARCHK: whether or not to check for shear (YES/NO)

[SCHK-I] [SCHK-J] [WT-I] [WT-J]

WI: web thickness at I-end

WJ: web thickness at J-end

bSYM: whether or not symmetrical (YES/NO)

bSIDEHOLE: whether or not Side Hole exists in PSC-ncell2 section if Circle type

4th Line

bUSERDEFMESHSIZE: user defined element size for calculating stiffness

MESHSIZE: element size

bUSERINPSTIFF: whether or not to consider the user defined stiffness value (YES/NO)

[JOINT]-i               (YES/NO)

   [SIZE-A]-i

   [SIZE-B]-i

   [SIZE-C]-i

   [SIZE-D]-i

   [JOINT]-j

   [SIZE-A]-j

   [SIZE-B]-j

   [SIZE-C]-j

   [SIZE-D]-j

 

7. CONSTRUCTION

STYPE1: assigns the method of inputting section property of a

section before composite

=DBUSER

=VALUE

=SRC

=COMBINED

=TAPERED

=CONSTRUCT

STYPE2: assigns the method of inputting section property of a

section after composite

SHAPE: assigns the section shape of STYPE1 and STYPE2

(Individual variables defining the SHAPE is identical to the

method of specifying for each TYPE)

 

8. COMPOSITE-SB

SHAPE: assigns the section shape for which properties are

defined

    = B: Box Girder

    = I: I type Girder

    = User: Case of applying the section properties previously

defined

Hw: height of web excluding the thinkness of flanges

tw: thickness of web

B: width of upper flange

Bf1: top flange overhang from the center of web

Tf1: thickness of top flange

B2: width of lower flange

Bf2: bottom flange overhang from the center of web

tf2: thickness of bottom flange

N1: number of stiffeners on top flange

N2: number of stiffeners on bottom flange

Hr: height of top flange stiffners

Hr2: height of bottom flange stiffners

tr1: thickness of top flange stiffners

tr2: thickness of bottom flange stiffners

SW: total width of slab

GN: number of girders within the total slab width

CTC: spacing between girders

Bc: effective slab width for one girder

Tc: thickness of slab

Hh: distance from the top of girder to the underside of slab

EsEc: ratio of modulli of elasticity for steel to concrete

DsDc: ratio of density for steel to concrete

 

9. COMPOSITE-T

 *refer to COMPOSITE-SB

 

10. In the case of PSC

SHAPE: select the number of cells in the section.

= 1CEL = 2CEL

[SCHK]

[WT]

WIDTH: Slab width when the number of cells is more than one in PSC-ncell2 section

JO1, JO2, JO3, ...: Joint on/off                 (YES/NO)

HO1, HO2, HO2-1,...    : outer section dimensions

BO1, BO1-1, BO1-2,...

HI1, HI2, HI2-1, ...      : inner section dimensions

BI1, BI1-1, BI1-2, .../p>

[DATA1] 1

 = DB: section database of various national standards

 = NAME: section name of DB

[DATA1] 2

 = D1, D2, D3, D4, D5, D6, D7, D8, D9, D10

[DATA2]

 = CCSAHPE: Cold Formed Channel shape (1, 2IS, 2IW, 2BS, 2BW, 3BS, 3BW, 4BS, 4BW)

 = iCEL: number of Cells in R-Octagon section

 = iN1, iN2: number of stiffeners in Box with Stiffeners

[SRC]  : 1, DB, NAME1, NAME2 or 2, D1, D2, D3, D4, D5, D6, D7, D8

[DIM1], [DIM2] : D1, D2, D3, D4, D5, D6

[OFFSET]

 = OFFSET: Location of center of a section

     LT : Left-Top

     CT : Center-Top

     RT : Right-Top

     LC : Left-Center

    CC : Center-Center

     RC : Right-Center

     LB : Left-Bottom

     CB : Center-Bottom

     RB : Right-Bottom

 = iCENT

0 : Centroid

1 : Center of size = iHORZ

0 : Size

1 : User  = HUSER : if iHORZ is "1" horizontal offset distance = iVERT

0 : Size

1 : User = VUSER : if iVERT is "1"  vertical offset distance

[OFFSET2] : OFFSET, iCENT, iHORZ, HUSERI, HUSERJ, iVERT, VUSERI, VUSERJ

[JOINT]  :  8(1CELL, 2CELL), 13(3CELL),  9(PSCM),  8(PSCH), 9(PSCT),  2(PSCB), 0(nCELL),  2(nCEL2)

[SIZE-A] :  6(1CELL, 2CELL), 10(3CELL), 10(PSCM),  6(PSCH), 8(PSCT), 10(PSCB), 5(nCELL), 11(nCEL2)

[SIZE-B] :  6(1CELL, 2CELL), 12(3CELL),  6(PSCM),  6(PSCH), 8(PSCT),  6(PSCB), 8(nCELL), 18(nCEL2)

[SIZE-C] : 10(1CELL, 2CELL), 13(3CELL),  9(PSCM), 10(PSCH), 7(PSCT),  8(PSCB), 0(nCELL), 11(nCEL2)

[SIZE-D] :  8(1CELL, 2CELL), 13(3CELL),  6(PSCM),  7(PSCH), 8(PSCT),  5(PSCB), 0(nCELL), 18(nCEL2)

[STIFF]  : AREA, ASy, ASz, Ixx, Iyy, Izz

[SCHK] Shear check information

= bAUTO_Z1, Z1, bAUTO_Z3, Z3: selection of shear check location

 bAUTO_Z1: whether or not to auto -calculate the value of Z1 (YES/NO)

 Z1: Distance from the centroid to the underside of the top flange at the webs

bAUTO_Z3: whether or not to auto -calculate the value of Z3 (YES/NO)

Z3: Distance from the centroid to the upperside of the bottom flange at the webs

[WT] Minimum web thickness information

= bAUTO_TOR, TOR, bAUTO_SHR, SHR :minimum web thickness

 bAUTO_TOR: whether or not to auto-calculate minimum web thickness for torsion (YES/NO)

 TOR: minimum web thickness for torsion calculation

 bAUTO_SHR: whether or not to auto-calculate minimum web thickness for shear force (YES/NO)

SHR: minimum web thickness for shear force calculation

[SCHK-I]: shear check information at I-end, identical to [SCHK]

[SCHK-J]: shear check information at J-end, identical to [SCHK]

 

11. COMPOSITE-CI/CT

EgdEsb: ratio of modulli of elasticity for girder to slab

DgdDsb: ratio of density for girder to slab
 

 

L

Angle

C

Channel

I

I-Section

T

T-Section

B

Box

P

Pipe

2L

Double Angle

2C

Double Channel

SB

Solid Rectangle

SR

Solid Round

CC

Cold Formed Channel

URIB

U-Rib

OCT

Octagon

SCOT

Solid Octagon

TRK

Track

STRK

Solid Octagon

HTRK

Half Track

1CEL

PCS-1CELL

2CEL

PCS-2CELL

 

 

 

 

Table 1. Shape symbols of input sections (SNAME)

 

*SECT-COLOR

Color data of sections

; iSEC, W_R, W_G, W_B, HF_R, HF_G, HF_B, HE_R, HE_G,

HE_B, bBLEND, FACT

iSEC: section number

W_R: red color number when displaying in Wire Frame

W_G: green color number when displaying in Wire Frame

W_B: blue color number when displaying in Wire Frame

HF_R: red color number of Hidden treated surface

HF_G: green color number of Hidden treated surface

HF_B: blue color number of Hidden treated surface

HE_R: red color number of the outline of Hidden treated surface

HE_G: green color number of the outline of Hidden treated surface

HE_B: blue color number of the outline of Hidden treated surface

bBLEND: assigns color transparency

(YES/NO) {NO}

FACT: factor (degree) of color transparency {0.5}
 

*SECT-SCALE (Section Stiffness Scale Factors)

Stiffness scale factors applicable to the section

properties of line elements

; iSEC, AREA_SF, ASY_SF, ASZ_SF, IXX_SF, IYY_SF, IZZ_SF, WGT_SF

iSEC: section subject to scale factors

AREA_SF: scale factor for section area

ASY_SF: scale factor for effective section area, which resists the y-axis direction shear force

in the element local coordinate system

ASZ_SF: scale factor for effective section area, which resists the z-axis direction shear force

in the element local coordinate system

IXX_SF: scale factor for torsional moment of inertiaa

IYY_SF: scale factor for moment of inertia about the y-axis in the

element local coordinate system

IZZ_SF: scale factor for moment of inertia about the z-axis in the

element local coordinate system

WGT_SF: scale factor for section weight

 

*TS-GROUP (Tapered Section Group)

Grouping Tapered Section members

; NAME, ELEM_LIST, ZVAR, ZEXP, ZFROM, ZDIST,

YVAR, YEXP, YFROM, YDIST

NAME: group name of tapered section

ELEM_LIST: element numbers included in the tapered section group

ZVAR: defines the change of section shape in the z-axis direction of the element local coordinate system

= Linear: linear change following a straight line

= Quadratic: Quadratic change following a 2 dimensional curve

ZEXP: assigns the exponent (1~2) of the function defining the  shape change of section

ZFROM: origin point for defining the mirror plane

ZDIST: distance from the origin point to the mirror plane in the x-direction of the element local coordinate system

YVAR: defines the change of section shape in the y-direction of  

the element local coordinate system
 

*THICKNESS (Thickness)

Thickness data for planar elements

; iTHK, TYPE, bSAME, THIK-IN, THIK-OUT        ; TYPE=VALUE

; iTHK, TYPE, SUBTYPE, RPOS, WEIGHT       ; TYPE=STIFFENED, SUBTYPE=VALUE

;      SHAPE, THIK-IN, THIK-OUT, HU, HL           ; for yz section

;      SHAPE, THIK-IN, THIK-OUT, HU, HL            ; for xz section

; iTHK, TYPE, SUBTYPE, RPOS, PLATETHIK     ; TYPE=STIFFENED, SUBTYPE=USER

;      bRIB {, SHAPE, DIST, SIZE1, SIZE2, ..., SIZE6}     ; for yz section

;      bRIB {, SHAPE, DIST, SIZE2, SIZE2, ..., SIZE6}      ; for xz section

; iTHK, TYPE, SUBTYPE, RPOS, PLATETHIK, DBNAME                     

 ; TYPE=STIFFENED, SUBTYPE=DB

;      bRIB {, SHAPE, DIST, SNAME}               ; for yz section

;      bRIB {, SHAPE, DIST, SNAME}                ; for xz section

1. Common Items

iTHK: thickness ID number

TYPE: method of defining thickness data

=VALUE: thickness of planar element (plate element, plane stress element)

=STIFFENED: enter the thickness of planar element reflecting the reinforced stiffness by directions.

 

2. If Type is 'Value'

bSAME: applies the same thickness to both in-plane and out-of-plane (bending) thicknesses (YES/NO) {YES}

THIK-IN: thickness applied to calculate the in-plane stiffness

THIK-OUT: thickness applied to calculate the out-of-plane stiffness

 

3. If Type is 'Stiffened'and Subtype is 'Value'

SUBTYPE: method of defining the thickness data

= VALUE: define section by entering the data for calculating rib stiffness.

= USER: user directly enters the main dimensions of a rib section.

= DB: select rib sections from the standard sections of an appropriate country.

RPOS: rib position

= LOWER  

= UPPER

WEIGHT: equivalent thickness data for weight calculation  

SHAPE: selects the rib section  

THIK-IN: thickness applied to calculate the in-plane stiffness  

THIK-OUT: thickness applied to calculate the out-of-plane stiffness

HU: height from the neutral axis to the top

HL: height from the neutral axis to the bottom

 

4. If Type is 'Stiiffened' and Subtype is 'User'

SUBTYPE, RPOS: refer to #3    

PLATETHIK: thickness data of plate element    

bRIB: selects whether or not ribs exist  

SHAPE: assigns the section shape of the rib  

DIST: distance (spacing) between the ribs   

SIZE1~ SIZE6: section size of the rib

 

5. If Type is 'Stiiffened' and Subtype is 'DB'

SUBTYPE, RPOS: refer to #3

PLATETHIK: thickness data of plate element   

DBNAME: name of DB   

= KS: Korean Industrial Standards

= JIS: Japanese Industrial Standards

= AISC: American Institute of Steel Construction

= DIN: Deutsches Institut fur Normung

= BS: British Standard

bRIB: selects whether or not ribs exist

SHAPE: assigns the section shape of the rib

DIST: distance (spacing) between the ribs

SNAME: section name
 

*THIK-COLOR

Color data for individual thickness numbers

; iTHK, W_R, W_G, W_B, HF_R, HF_G, HF_B, HE_R, HE_G,

HE_B, bBLEND, FACT

iTHK: thickness ID number

W_R: red color number when displaying in Wire Frame

W_G: green color number when displaying in Wire Frame

W_B: blue color number when displaying in Wire Frame

HF_R: red color number of Hidden treated surface

HF_G:green color number of Hidden treated surface

HF_B: blue color number of Hidden treated surface

HE_R: red color number of the outline of Hidden treated surface

HE_G: green color number of the outline of Hidden treated surface

HE_B: blue color number of the outline of Hidden treated surface

bBLEND: assigns color transparency

(YES/NO) {NO}

FACT: factor (degree) of color transparency {0.5}
 

*TDN-PROPERTY (Tendon Property)

Tendon property and assigning the methods of

prestress application

; NAME, TYPE, MATL, AREA, DIA, RC, FF, WF, US, YS,

 LT, ASB, ASE, bBONDED

NAME: name of tendon to be defined

TYPE: type of tendon classified by the location of the tendon

relative to the element section

= Internal: located within the section

= External: located outside of the section

AREA: total area of the tendon

DIA: diameter of the duct

RC: C, Relaxation Coefficient

FF: Friction Factor

WF: Wobble Factor

US: Ultimate Strength

YS: Yield Strength

LT: method of tensioning

= Pretension

 = Post-tension

ASB: magnitude of slip at the tensioning anchorage

ASE: magnitude of slip at the end anchorage

bBONDED: bond type

= BONDED: for members with bonded prestressing tendons

= UNBONDED: for members with unbonded prestressing tendons
 

*TDN-PROFILE (Tendon Profile)

Placing arrangement and defining the shape of  

tendon relative to the element section

; NAME=NAME, TDN-PROPERTY, ELEM_LIST, BEGIN,

END, CURVE                 ; line 1;

;      SHAPE, IP_X, IP_Y, IP_Z, AXIS, VX, VY          ; line 2 (SHAPE=STRAIGHT)

; SHAPE, IP_X, IP_Y, IP_Z, RC_X, RC_Y, OFFSET       ; line 2 (SHAPE=CURVE)

;      XAR_ANGLE, bPROJECTION, GR_AXIS,

GR_ANGLE            ; line 3

;       X1, Y1, Z1, bFIX1, RY1, RZ1, RADIUSI     

 ; from line 4

;       ...

;       Xn, Yn, Zn, bFIXn, RYn, RZn, RADIUSn

NAME: tendon name

TDN-PROPERTY: assigns tendon properties

ELEM_LIST: element numbers for tendon assignment

BEGIN: straight distance of the tendon at the beginning

END: straight distance of the tendon at the end

CURVE: curved shape of tendon

= SPLINE  

= ROUND

INPUT: input type

=2D: use 2D coordinates

=3D: use 3D coordinates

GROUP: tendon group name

LENGOPT: transfer length of tendons

=USER: enter transfer length manually

=AUT01: auto-calculate transfer length

BLEN: when LENGOPT is "USER" transfer length at the beginning part

ELEN: when LENGOPT is "USER" transfer length at the ending part

 

1. In the case of STRAIGHT

SHAPE: shape of the imaginary axis, which is referenced for  

placing the straight tendon

IP_X: X-coordinate of Profile Insertion Point

IP_Y: Y-coordinate of Profile Insertion Point

IP_Z: Z-coordinate of Profile Insertion Point

AXIS: defines the x-axis direction in the tendon coordinate

system if the tendon is placed straight

VX: x-axis is parallel with the X-axis of the global coordinate system

VY: x-axis is parallel with the Y-axis of the global coordinate system

 

2. In the case of CURVE

SHAPE: shape of the imaginary axis, which is referenced for  placing the curved tendon

IP_X: X-coordinate of Profile Insertion Point

IP_Y: Y-coordinate of Profile Insertion Point

IP_Z: Z-coordinate of Profile Insertion Point

RC_X: center x-coordinate of the reference circle in the global coordinate system if tendon is

placed curvilinearly

RC_Y: center y-coordinate of the reference circle in the coordinate system if tendon is placed curvilinearly

OFFSET: places the tendon in the location projected in the direction of the radius of the circle

DIR: define curve direction

=CW: clock-wise

=CCW: counter clock-wise

INS_PT: enter the reference coordinates in GCS at the start location of tendons

REF_ELEM: element number, which becomes the basis of input

XAR_ANGLE: rotation angle about the x-axis in the tendon coordinate system

(convenient when placing sloped web tendons)

bPROJECTION: defines whether or not to place the tendon at the location projected onto the

 plane after rotation (YES/NO)

GR_AXIS: reference axis about which is rotated

GR_ANGLE: rotation angle about the Y or Z axis in the global coordinate system

X1: X-coordinate of the point through which the tendon passes

based on the tendon coordinate system

Y1: Y-coordinate of the point through which the tendon passes

based on the tendon coordinate system

Z1: Z-coordinate of the point through which the tendon passes

based on the tendon coordinate system

bFIX1: whether or not to fix the tangent angle of the tendon

(YES/NO)

RY1: tangent angle relative to the x-axis in the x-z plane in the tendon coordinate system

when the tangent angle is fixed

RZ1: tangent angle relative to the x-axis in the x-y plane in the tendon coordinate system

when the tangent angle is fixed

RADIUS: radius of the circle in tangent with the straight line of tendon

OFFSET_Y: offset distance in ECS y-direction

OFFSET_Z: offset distance in ECS z-direction

OPT1: tendon placement direction (LEFT/RIGHT)

ANGLE1: tendon placement angle

HGT1: height due to tendon placement angle

R1: radius of circle tangent to tendon
 

*CONSTRAINT(Supports)

Conditions restraining the nodal degrees of freedom

; NODE_LIST, CONST (Dx, Dy, Dz, Rx, Ry, Rz), GROUP

NODE_LIST: node number

CONST (Dx, Dy, Dz, Rx, Ry, Rz): components of degrees of

freedom identified in 6 Digit

CodeGROUP: Boundary Group Name
 

*SPRING (Point Spring Supports)

Elastic support conditions assigned to nodes

; NODE_LIST, SDx, SDy, SDz, SRx, SRy, SRz, GROUP

NODE_LIST: node number

SDx: spring constant in the x-axis direction [force/length]

SDy: spring constant in the y-axis direction [force/length]

SDz: spring constant in the z-axis direction [force/length]

SRx: rotational spring constant about the x-axis direction

[moment/angle]

SRy: rotational spring constant about the y-axis direction  

[moment/angle]

SRz: rotational spring constant about the z-axis direction

[moment/angle]

GROUP: Boundary Group Name
 

*GSPRTYPE (Define General Spring Supports)

Stiffness of a general support spring

; NAME, SDx1, SDy1, SDy2, SDz1, SDz2, SDz3, ..., SRz1, ..., SRz6

NAME: name of spring stiffness

SDx1: spring stiffness in the global or local x-axis direction

SDy1, SDy2: spring stiffness interrelated in the global or local x-

and y-axis directions

SDz1, SDz2, SDz3: spring stiffness interrelated in the global or

local x-, y- and z-axis directions

SRz1, ..., SRz6: rotational spring stiffness interrelated in

the global or local x-, y- and z-axis directions
 

*GSPRING (General Spring Supports)

Conditions of a general spring support assigned to nodes

; NODE_LIST, TYPE-NAME, GROUP

NODE_LIST: node number

TYPE-NAME: name of General Spring Type

GROUP: Boundary Group Name

*ELASTICLINK

Elastic link elements connecting two nodes

; iNODE1, iNODE2, Link, ANGLE, SDx, SDy, SDz, SRx, SRy,

SRz, DRy, DRz, GROUP  ; GEN

; iNODE1, iNODE2, Link, ANGLE, bSHEAR, DRy, DRz,

GROUP                                   ; RIGID

; iNODE1, iNODE2, Link, ANGLE, SDx, bSHEAR, DRy, DRz,

GROUP             ; TENS, COMP

iNODE1: 1st node number of an elastic link

iNODE2: 2nd node number of an elastic link

Link: assigns the type of the elastic link element {GEN}

= GEN: directly uses the stiffness values that the user specifies

= RIGID: rigid link stiffness automatically assigned by the  program

= TENS: uses as a tension-only element

= COMP: uses as a compression-only element

ANGLE: Beta Angle of the elastic link element

SDx: spring constant in the x-axis direction [force/length]

SDy: spring constant in the y-axis direction [force/length]

SDz: spring constant in the z-axis direction [force/length]

SRx: rotational spring constant about the x-axis direction

[moment/angle]

SRy: rotational spring constant about the y-axis direction

[moment/angle]

SRz: rotational spring constant about the z-axis direction

[moment/angle]

bSHEAR: whether or not to assign the location of shear spring

DRy, DRz: location of shear spring in the ratio of element length

GROUP: Boundary Group Name
 

*GL-PROP (General Link Property)

General (nonlinear) link element properties

; NAME, TYPE, TW, bSSL, DY, DZ, DESC

; bLDX, DX, bNDX, [NL_PROP]

; bLDY, DY, bNDY, [NL_PROP]

; bLDZ, DZ, bNDZ, [NL_PROP]

; bLRX, RX, bNRX, [NL_PROP]

; bLRY, RY, bNRY, [NL_PROP]

; bLRZ, RZ, bNRZ, [NL_PROP]

; [NL_PROP]: DSTIFF, DAMP, DEXP, bRIGDBR, BSTIFF, FFDAMP

; Visco-elastic Damper Type

; [NL_PROP]: STIFF, OPEN, EFFDAMP   ; Gap Type or Hook Type

; [NL_PROP]: STIFF, YSTR, PYS_RATIO, YEXP, PA,

EFFDAMP   ; Hysteretic System Type

; [NL_PROP]: STIFF, YSTR, PYS_RATIO, PA, PB,

EFFDAMP    ; Lead Rubber Bearing Type

; [NL_PROP]: STIFF, FCS, FCF, RP, RADIUS, PA, PB, EFFDAMP              

; Friction Pendulum System Type

1. Common Items

NAME: Property name of nonlinear link

APPTYPE: application type

 =ELEMENT

 =FORCE

TYPE: Type of nonlinear link

 = VD: Viscoelastic Damper

 = GAP: Gap

 = HOOK: Hook

 = HS: Hysteretic System

 = LRBI: Lead Rubber Bearing Isolator

 = FPSI: Friction Pendulum System Isolator

TW: total weight of general link elements

bUSEMASS: whether or not to input the total mass of general link elements

TM: total mass of general link elements

BSSL: whether or not to specify the location of shear spring

DY: location of shear spring in y-dir relative to the total length

DZ: location of shear spring in z-dir relative to the total length

DESC: description

bLDX : whether or not to use x-dir. linear property

DX: x-dir. linear property

EFFDAMP: effective damping

bNDX: whether or not to use x-dir. nonlinear property

 

[NL_PROP]

In case of Visco-elastic Damper Type

DSTIFF: stiffness of Visco-elastic Damper

DAMP: damping of Visco-elastic Damper

DEXP: Damping Exponent(s)

bRIGDBR: whether or not to consider the stiffness of link member

BSTIFF: Bracing Stiffness (kb)

REFV: Reference Velocity

In case of Gap Type or Hook Type

STIFF: spring stiffness of Gap or Hook

OPEN: initial distance within the Gap or Hook spring

In case of Hysteretic System Type

STIFF: initial stiffness of spring before yielding

YSTR: yield strength of spring

PYS_RATIO: ratio of tangential stiffness after yielding divided by initial stiffness before yielding

YEXP: parameter determining the force-deformation curve shape near yield point

PA: Hysteretic Loop Parameter (α)

PB: Hysteretic Loop Parameter (β)

In case of Lead Rubber Bearing Type

STIFF: initial stiffness of spring before yielding

YSTR: yield strength of spring

PYS_RATIO: ratio of tangential stiffness after yielding divided by initial stiffness before yielding

PA: Hysteretic Loop Parameter (α)

PB: Hysteretic Loop Parameter (β)

In case of Friction Pendulum System Type

STIFF: initial stiffness prior to sliding

FCS: friction coefficient at friction surface when the speed of deformation is slow

FCF: friction coefficient at friction surface when the speed of deformation is fast

RP: parameter determining the rate of change in friction coefficient for deformation speed

RADIUS: radius of friction surface

PA: Hysteretic Loop Parameter (α)

PB: Hysteretic Loop Parameter (β)
 

*GL-LINK (General Link)

Joint conditions of beam ends

; iNODE1, iNODE2, PROP, ANGLE, GROUP

iNO: general (nonlinear) link element number

iNODE1: first node number of general link element

iNODE2: second node number of general link element

GPROP: general link property

IEPROP: inelastic Hinge property

iRCS: define coordinate system

=0: Element

=1: Global

ANGLE: if iRCS is "0" Beta angle

GROUP: boundary group name

iMETHOD: input method

ANGLE-x: rotational angle about X-dir.

ANGLE-y: rotational angle about Y-dir.

ANGLE-z: rotational angle about Z-dir.

P0X: X-coordinate of PO when 3 points of Global is used

P0Y: Y-coordinate of PO when 3 points of Global is used

P0Z: Z-coordinate of PO when 3 points of Global is used

P1X: X-coordinate of P1 when 3 points of Global is used

P1Y: Y-coordinate of P1 when 3 points of Global is used

P1Z: Z-coordinate of P1 when 3 points of Global is used

P2X: X-coordinate of P2 when 3 points of Global is used

P2Y: Y-coordinate of P2 when 3 points of Global is used

P2Z: Z-coordinate of P2 when 3 points of Global is used

V1X: X 뻦ocation at the start point of vector when Vector of Global is used

V1Y: Y 뻦ocation at the start point of vector when Vector of Global is used

V1Z: Z 뻦ocation at the start point of vector when Vector of Global is used

V2X: X 뻦ocation at the end point of vector when Vector of Global is used

V2Y: Y 뻦ocation at the end point of vector when Vector of Global is used

V2Z: Z 뻦ocation at the end point of vector when Vector of Global is used

*FRAME-RLS (Beam End Release)

Joining conditions of bean ends

; ELEM_LIST, FLAG-i, Fxi, Fyi, Fzi, Mxi, Myi, Mzi   ; 1st Line

;       FLAG-j, Fxj, Fyj, Fzj, Mxj, Myj, Mzj, GROUP  ; 2nd Line

1st Line

ELEM_LIST: element number

FLAG-i: i-node of a beam element

Fxi: release axial force of the i-node

Fyi: release y-direction shear force at the i-node in the element local

coordinate system

Fzi: release z-direction shear force at the i-node in the element local

coordinate system

Mxi: release torsional moment at the i-node

Myi: release moment about y-direction at the i-end in the element local

coordinate system

Mzi: release moment about z-direction at the i-end in the element local

coordinate system

2nd Line

FLAG-j: j-node of a beam element

Fxj: release axial force of the j-node

Fyj: release y-direction shear force at the j-node in the element local

coordinate system

Fzj: release z-direction shear force at the j-node in the element local

coordinate system

Mxj: release torsional moment at the j-node

Myj: release moment about y-direction at the j-end in the element local

coordinate system

Mzj: release moment about z-direction at the j-end in the element local

coordinate system

Note: Partial Fixity may be entered as required
 

*OFFSET (Beam End Offsets)

Rigid end offset or eccentricity at the beam ends

; ELEM_LIST, TYPE, RGDXi, RGDYi, RGDZi, RGDXj, RGDYj, RGDZj, GROUP  ; TYPE=GLOBAL

; ELEM_LIST, TYPE, RGDi, RGDj, GROUP  ; TYPE=ELEMENT

ELEM_LIST: element number

TYPE: type of coordinate system

= GLOBAL: offset distances in vectors in the global coordinate system with respect to the distances

and directions from the node to the Offset

= ELEMENT: offset distance relative to the x-direction of the

element local coordinate system

In the case of GLOBAL

RGDXi: offset distance in vector in the global X-direction at the node

RGDYi: offset distance in vector in the global Y-direction at the i-node

RGDZi: offset distance in vector in the global Z-direction at the i-node

RGDXj: offset distance in vector in the global X-direction at the j-node

RGDYj: offset distance in vector in the global Y-direction at the j-node

RGDZj: offset distance in vector in the global Z-direction at the j-node

GROUP: Boundary Group Name

In the case of ELEMENT

RGDi: offset distance from the i-node in the (+) x-direction of the

element local coordinate system

RGDj: offset distance from the j-node in the (-) x-direction of the

element local coordinate system

GROUP: Boundary Group Name
 

*PLATE-RLS (Plate End Release)

Node connecting condition (Hinge, Fixed Joint) and

Partial Fixity in a plate element

; ELEM_LIST, N1, N2, N3, N4, GROUP

ELEM_LIST: element number

N1:

Fx (Fy): releases axial stiffness in the x (y) axis direction in the

element local coordinate system

Fz: releases shear stiffness in the z-direction in the element local

coordinate system

Mx: releases bending stiffness about the x-axis in the

element  local coordinate system

My: releases bendding stiffness about the y-axis in the

element local coordinate system

N2, N3, N4: same as N1

GROUP: Boundary Group Name

* Can assign Partial Fixity if required
 

 

*RIGIDLINK (Rigid Link)

Link conditions of master and slave nodes

; M-NODE, DOF, S-NODE LIST, GROUP

M-NODE: Master Node number

DOF: signal for specifying components of constrained degrees of freedom

(composed of a 6 Digit Code using "1" or "0")

S-NODE LIST: list of Slave Node numbers

GROUP: Boundary Group Name
 

*EFF-WIDTH (Effective Width Scale Factor)

; ELEM_LIST, SCALE, GROUP

ELEM_LIST: element number

SCALE: Iyy (effective width) / Iyy (net width)

GROUP: Boundary Group Name

*PANEL-ZONE

Offset distance due to Panel Zone

; bCALC, FACTOR, iPOSITION

bCALC: whether to automatically consider rigid end offset (YES/NO) {YES}

= YES: auto-consider rigid end offset factor

= NO: do not auto-calculate rigid end offset factor

FACTOR: correction factor for rigid end offset (value between 0.0~1.0)

iPOSITION: output location of member forces

= 1: use the boundary of Panel Zone

= 2: use the offset distance

*LOCALAXIS (Node Local Axis)

Used to input boundary conditions by defining a nodal coordinate system at a specific node

or produce reaction output in the nodal coordinate system

; NODE_LIST, iMETHOD, ANGLE-x, ANGLE-y, ANGLE-z   ; iMETHOD=1

; NODE_LIST, iMETHOD, P0X, P0Y, P0Z, P1X, P1Y, P1Z,

P2X, P2Y, P2Z  ; iMETHOD=2

; NODE_LIST, iMETHOD, V1X, V1Y, V1Z, V2X, V2Y, V2Z  ; iMETHOD=3

NODE_LIST: node number

iMETHOD: input method of nodal coordinate system {1}  

1 = Angle: defines the nodal coordinate system by specifying 3rotation angles  

2 = 3 Points: defines the nodal coordinate system by specifying 3node coordinates

3 = Vector: defines the nodal coordinate system by specifying 2vectors

1. In the case of Angle

ANGLE-X: rotational angle about the X-axis of the GCS

ANGLE-y: rotational angle about y’-axis rotated about the X-axis

ANGLE-z: rotational angle about z’’-axis rotated about X and y' axes

 

2. IN the case of 3 Point

P0X, P0Y, P0Z: coordinates of origin in a nodal coordinate system

P1X, P1Y, P1Z: coordinates of a specific point on the x-axis in NCS

P2X, P2Y, P2Z: coordinates of a specific point moved parrallel with the y-axis from P1 in NCS

 

3. In the case of Vector

V1X, V1Y, V1Z: x-axis direction vector from the origin of NCS

V2X, V2Y, V2Z: vector from the origin of NCS of a point moved

by a specific distance parrallel with the y-axis of NCS from the end point of V1
 

*STLDCASE (Static Load Cases)

; LCNAME, LCTYPE, DESC

LCNAME: name of unit load case

LCTYPE: type of unit load case

USER = User Defined Load  

D = Dead Load

L = Live Load

LR=Roof Live Load  

W = Wind Load on Structure

E = Earthquake

S = Snow Load  

R = Rain Load

IP = Ice Pressure  

EP = Earth Pressure

WP = Ground Water Pressure

FP = Fluid Pressure

SF = Stream Flow Pressure

B = Buoyancy

CR = Creep

SH = Shrinkage

T = Temperature

PS = Prestress

CS = Construction Stage Load

ER = Erection Load

IL = Live Load Impact

BK = Longitudinal Force from Live Load

WL = Wind Load on Live Load

CF = Centrifugal Force

CO = Collision Load  

TPG = Rib Shortening

DESC: description of load case
 

*NODALMASS (Nodal Masses)

Nodal mass data assigned to nodes

; NODE_LIST, mX, mY, mZ, rmX, rmY, rmZ

NODE_LIST: node numbers

mX: concentrated mass in the X-direction in the GCS

mY: concentrated mass in the Y-direction in the GCS

mZ: concentrated mass in the Z-direction in the GCS r

rmX: rotaional concentrated mass about the X-direction in GCS

rmY: rotaional concentrated mass about the Y-direction in GCS

rmZ: rotaional concentrated mass about the Z-direction in GCS
 

*LOADTOMASS (Loads to Masses)

Conversion of vertical loads into concentrated mass data

; *LOADTOMASS, DIR, bNODAL, bBEAM, bFLOOR, bPRES, GRAV

; LCNAME1, FACTOR1, LCNAME2, FACTOR2, ...   ; from line 1

DIR: assigns the directions in which the converted mass will be considered {XY}

bNODAL: option to convert nodal loads (YES/NO) {YES}

bBEAM: option to convert beam loads (YES/NO) {YES}

bFLOOR: option to convert floor loads (YES/NO) {YES}

bPRES: option to convert pressure loads (YES/NO) {YES}

GRAV: gravitational acceleration {9.806 m/sec2}

LCNAME1: selects the Load Case, which will be converted

FACTOR1: scale factor to be applied when loads are converted into mass {1}
 

*NAMEDPLANE (Named Plane)

Assignment of a name to a plane

; NAME, TYPE, TOL, X1, Y1, Z1, X2, Y2, Z2, X3, Y3, Z3

;NAME, TYPE, TOL, COORD

NAME: plane name

TYPE: selects the method of assigning the plane {1}

= 1 : 3-Point

= 2 : X-Y plane

= 3 : X-Z plane

= 4 : Y-Z plane

TOL: tolerance within which a plane is selected as the assigned plane {0.001 m}

X1, Y1, Z1: coordinates of the 1st point on the plane in GCS

X2, Y2, Z2: coordinates of the 2 nd point on the plane in GCS

X3, Y3, Z3: coordinates of the 3rd point on the plane in GCS

COORD: X, Y or Z coordinate in GCS for TYPE 2, 3 & 4
 

*NAMEDUCS (Named UCS)

Appllication of saved User Coordinate System previously assigned

; NAME, OX, OY, OZ, VXX, VXY, VXZ, VYX, VYY, VYZ

NAME: name of the saved UCS

OX: X-coordinate in GCS defining the origin of the selected UCS

OY: Y-coordinate in GCS defining the origin of the selected UCS

OZ: Z-coordinate in GCS defining the origin of the selected UCS

VXX: X-coordinate in GCS for the vector defining the x-axis

direction of the selected UCS

VXY: Y-coordinate in GCS for the vector defining the x-axis

direction of the selected UCS

VXZ: Z-coordinate in GCS for the vector defining the x-axis

direction of the selected UCS

VYX: X-coordinate in GCS for the vector defining the y-axis

direction of the selected UCS

VYY: Y-coordinate in GCS for the vector defining the y-axis

direction of the selected UCS

VYZ: Z-coordinate in GCS for the vector defining the y-axis

direction of the selected UCS
 

*GROUP (Group)

Grouping desired entities by assigning a specific group name

; NAME, NODE_LIST, ELEM_LIST

NAME: Group name

NODE_LIST: selected node numbers

ELEM_LIST: selected element numbers
 

*BNDR-GROUP (Boundary Group)

Grouping nodes or elements constrained with boundary conditions by assigning

a specific boundary group name

; NAME

NAME: Boundary Group name to be created, modified or deleted
 

*LOAD-GROUP (Load Group)

Grouping nodes or elements assigned with loads by

assigning a specific load group name

; NAME

NAME: Load Group name to be created, modified or deleted
 

*USE-STLD

Corresponding unit load case

USE-STLD: shows entered unit load cases and the corresponding loads

*SELFWEIGHT (Self Weight)

Applying the selfweight of the analysis model as loads

; *SELFWEIGHT, X, Y, Z, GROUP

X: weight scale factor for the X-direction component in GCS

Y: weight scale factor for the Y-direction component in GCS

Z: weight scale factor for the Z-direction component in

GCSGROUP: Group Name
 

*CONLOAD (Nodal Loads)

loads assigned to nodes

; NODE_LIST, FX, FY, FZ, MX, MY, MZ, GROUP

NODE_LIST: node numbers

FX: concentrated load component in the GCS X-direction

FY: concentrated load component in the GCS Y-direction

FZ: concentrated load component in the GCS Z-direction

MX: concentrated moment component about the GCS X-direction

MY: concentrated moment component about the GCS Y-direction

MZ: concentrated moment component about the GCS X-direction

GROUP: Group Name
 

*SPOISP (Specified Displacement of Supports)

Forced displacements of supports

; NODE_LIST, FLAG, Dx, Dy, Dz, Rx, Ry, Rz, GROUP

NODE LIST: node numbers

FLAG: symbol of degree of freedom to which a specified

displacement will be specified  (6 Digit Code using "1" or "0")

Dx: specified displacement component in the X-direction

Dy: specified displacement component in the Y-direction

Dz: specified displacement component in the Z-direction

Rx: specified rotational displacement component about the X-direction

Ry: specified rotational displacement component about the Y-direction

Rz: specified rotational displacement component about the Z-direction

GROUP: Group Name
 

*BEAMLOAD ( Element Beam Loads )

Beam loads applied to beam elements

; ELEM_LIST, CMD, TYPE, DIR, bPROJ, D1, P1, D2, P2, D3,

P3, D4, P4, GROUP

; ELEM_LIST, CMD, TYPE, DIR, VX, VY, VZ, bPROJ, D1, P1,

D2, P2, D3, P3, D4, P4, GROUP

ELEM_LIST: element numbers

CMD: load classification {BEAM}

= BEAM: Element Beam Load

= FLOOR: Floor Load

= LINE: Line Beam Load

= TYPICAL: Typical Loads

TYPE: load type {UNILOAD}

= CONLOAD: Concentrated Forces

= CONMOMENT: Concentrated Moments

= UNILOAD: Uniform Loads

= UNIMOMENT: Uniform Moments/Torsions

DIR: direction of load {GZ}

LX: X-direction in the element local coordinate system      

LY: Y-direction in the element local coordinate system

LZ: Z-direction in the element local coordinate system      

GX: about X-direction in GCS

GY: about Y-direction in GCS     

GZ: about Z-direction in GCS

bPROJ: option to specify projection of beam loads {NO}     

(not relevant to concentrated loads or concentrated moments)

D1: location of beam load on the beam element

P1: magnitude of the beam load

GROUP: Load Group Name

VX, VY, VZ: distances in X, Y, Z-directions in GCS defining the

vector from the reference point
 

*FLOADTYPE(Define Floor Load Type )

Definition of floor load

; NAME, DESC                         ; 1st line

; LCNAME1, FLOAD1, bSBU1, ..., LCNAME4, FLOAD4, bSBU4   ; 2nd line

NAME: name of floor load

DESC: brief description

LCNAME1: name of unit load case

FLOAD1: magnitude of unit load

bSBU4: option to include the weight of dummy beam elements(YES/NO)
 

*FLOAD-COLOR

Color data of floor loads

; NAME, W_R, W_G, W_B, HF_R, HF_G, HF_B, HE_R, HE_G,

HE_B, bBLEND, FACT

NAME: name of floor load

W_R: red color number when displaying in Wire Frame

W_G: green color number when displaying in Wire Frame

W_B: blue color number when displaying in Wire Frame

HF_R: red color number of Hidden treated surface

HF_G: green color number of Hidden treated surface

HF_B: blue color number of Hidden treated surface

HE_R: red color number of the outline of Hidden treated surface

HE_G: green color number of the outline of Hidden treated surface

HE_B: blue color number of the outline of Hidden treated surface

bBLEND: assigns color transparency

YES/NO) {NO}

FACT: factor (degree) of color transparency {0.5}
 

*FLOORLOAD (Floor Loads)

load (floor load) onto beam or

wall elements within an enclosed range

; LTNAME, iDIST, ANGLE, iSBEAM, SBANG, SBUW, DIR,

bPROJ, DESC, GROUP, NODE1, ..., NODEn

LTNAME: name of floor load

iDIST: method of distributing floor load {2}

= 1 : distributed in 1 direction

= 2 : distributed in 2 directions

= 3 : Polygon-Centroid

= 4 : Polygon-Length

ANGLE: angle of the direction of the load distribution {0}

iSBEAM: number of imaginary sub-beams placed in a sub-area {0}

SBANG: placement angle of the imaginary sub-beams {90}

SBUW: self-weight per unit length of a sub-beam [load/length] {0}

DIR: acting direction of floor load {GZ}

LX: X-direction in the local floor coordinate system      

LY: Y- direction in the local floor coordinate system     

LZ: Z-direction in the local floor coordinate system      

GX: X-direction in GCS      

GY: Y-direction in GCS      

GZ: Z-direction in GCS

bPROJ: option to specify projection of floor loads (YES/NO) {NO}

DESC: brief description

GROUP: Group Name

NODE1, ..., NODEn: node numbers identifying the floor load
 

*PRESTRESS (Prestress Beam Loads )

Prestress loads

; ELEM_LIST, LTYPE, TENS, DI, DM, DJ, GROUP

ELEM_LIST: element numbers

LTYPE: type of beam element prestress load {1}  

(not relevant to truss/tension-only/compression-only elements)

= PRE: process of prestress effect is considered

(Prestress condition)

= POST: condition after the prestress is considered

(Post-stress condition)

TENS: Prestress Tension Force

DI: Cable Drape in the ECS z-direction at the i-node of the beam element

DM: Cable Drape in the ECS z-direction at the center point of the beam element

DJ: Cable Drape in the ECS z-direction at the j-node of the beam element

GROUP: Load Group Name
 

*PRETENSION (Pretension Loads)

Pretension Loads

; ELEM_LIST, TENS, GROUP

ELEM_LIST : element numbers

TENS: Pretension Load

GROUP: Load Group Name

*FINISHINGLOADS (Finhing Material Loads)

Finishing Loads

; ELEM_LIST, COVERING-TYPE, FACE1, FACE2, FACE3,

FACE4, D, DENSITY, DIR, SCALE, GROUP

; *SYSTEMP*PRESSURE   ; Pressure Loads

; ELEM_LIST, CMD, ETYP, LTYP, DIR, VX, VY, VZ, bPROJ

PU, P1, P2, P3, P4, GROUP   ; ETYP=PLATE, LTYP=FACE

; ELEM_LIST, CMD, ETYP, LTYP, iEDGE, DIR, VX, VY, V

PU, P1, P2, GROUP            ; ETYP=PLATE, LTYP=EDGE

; ELEM_LIST, CMD, ETYP, iEDGE, DIR, VX, VY, VZ, PU, P1

P2, GROUP                      ; ETYP=PLANE

; ELEM_LIST, CMD, ETYP, iFACE, DIR, VX, VY, VZ, bPROJ,

PU, P1, P2, P3, P4, GROUP   ; ETYP=SOLID

; [PLATE] : plate, plane stress, wall, [PLANE] : axisymmetric, plane strain

ER, SYSTEMP, GROUP

ELEM_LIST: element numbers

COVERING-TYPE: assigns the method of applying finishing loads

= ENVELOP

 = FILL

 = SURROOND

FACE 1~4: assigns the range of finishing material

 = FULL

 = HALF

D: thickness of finishing

DENSITY: unit weight of the finishing material

DIR: direction of the finishing material load

= Gx: X-direction in GCS

= Gy: Y-direction in GCS

= Gz: Z-direction in GCS

SCALE: scale factor for applying the finishing load
 

*PRESSURE (Pressure Loads)

Pressure loads

; ELEM_LIST, CMD, ETYP, LTYP, DIR, VX, VY, VZ, bPROJ

PU, P1, P2, P3, P4, GROUP   ; ETYP=PLATE, LTYP=FACE

; ELEM_LIST, CMD, ETYP, LTYP, iEDGE, DIR, VX, VY, VZ

PU, P1, P2, GROUP            ; ETYP=PLATE, LTYP=EDGE

; ELEM_LIST, CMD, ETYP, iEDGE, DIR, VX, VY, VZ, PU, P1

P2, GROUP                      ; ETYP=PLANE

; ELEM_LIST, CMD, ETYP, iFACE, DIR, VX, VY, VZ, bPROJ

PU, P1, P2, P3, P4, GROUP  ; ETYP=SOLID

; [PLATE] : plate, plane stress, wall, [PLANE] : axisymmetric, plane strain

1. Common items

ELEM_LIST: element numbers

CMD: type of load

= PRES: Pressure Loads

= HYDRO: Hydrostatic Pressure Loads

ETYP: selects the type of element {PLATE}

= PLATE: Plate

= PLANE: Plane Stress, Plane Strain, Axisymmetric

 = SOLID: 8 Node-Solid, 6 Node-Solid, 4 Node-Solid

 

2. If  ETYPE is 'PLATE' and LTYPE is 'FACE'

LTYPE: location of loading application {FACE}

DIR: direction of load application

= Lx, Ly, Lz: loading applied in x, y, z ditrections in ECS

= Gx, Gy, Gz: loading applied in X, Y, Z ditrections in GCS

= VECTOR: loading applied in the direction of the vector defined

by User

Vx, Vy, Vz: X, Y, Z-direction distances defining the vector from the

reference point in GCS

bPROJ: option to specify projection of loads {NO}

PU: Uniformly distributed load value

P1~4: Linearly distributed load value

GROUP: Load Group name

 

3. If  ETYPE is ‘PLATE’ and LTYPE is ‘EDGE’

LTYPE: location of loading application {FACE}{EDGE}

iEDGE: element edge subjected to load application   

= 1 : EDGE #1

= 2 : EDGE #2

 = 3 : EDGE #3

= 4 : EDGE #4

: direction of load application

= NORMAL: loads applied in the direction paralleled with the

element face

*for others: refer to #2 above

 

4. If  ETYPE is 'PLATE'

DIR: direction of load application

= NORMAL, Lx, Ly, Vector: refer to #2 & #3

 

5. If  ETYPE is ‘PLATE’

iFACE: element face onto which the load is applied  

= 1 : Face #1  

= 2 : Face #2

= 3 : Face #3

 = 4 : Face #4

= 5 : Face #5

= 6 : Face #6

**for others: refer to #2, #3 & #4 above
 

*SYSTEMPER (System Temperature)

Final temperature in thermal stress analysis

; *SYSTEMPER, SYSTEMP, GROUP

SYSTEMP: final temperature of structure

GROUP: Load Group Name

*NDTEMPER (Nodal Temperatures )

Nodal temperature at specific nodes

; NODE_LIST, TEMPER, GROUP

NODE_LIST: node numbers

TEMPER: nodal temperature

GROUP: Load Group Name

*ELTEMPER (Element Temperatures)

Element temperature of specific elements

; ELEM_LIST, TEMPER, GROUP

LEM_LIST: element numbers

TEMPER: element temperature

GROUP: Load Group Name

*BSTEMPER (Beam Section Temperature)

Beam Section Temperature

;   ELEM_LIST, DIR, NUM, GROUP             ; line 1

;   TYPE1, ELAST1, THERMAL1, B1, H11, T11, H21, T21  ; line 2

;   ...

;   TYPEn, ELASTn, THERMALn, Bn, H1n, T1n, H2n, T2n   ; line n+1

ELEM_LIST: element numbers

DIR: input direction of beam section temperature load

REF: reference location at which the temperature difference is input (Centroid, Top, Bot)

NUM: number of temperature loads entered

GROUP: Load Group Name

TYPE1: material property to be applied

ELAST1: modulus of elasticity

THERMAL1: thermal expansion coefficient

B1: width to be considered for temperature difference

H11, H21: distance from the centroid to the point of the temperature application

T11, T21: temperatures at H11 & H21
 

*THERGRAD (Temperature Gradient)

Temperature gradient (difference) between the upper and lower faces of a beam

or plate element

; ELEM_LIST, iETYP, TZ, bUSEHZ, HZ, TY, bUSEHY, HY, GROUP

; ELEM_LIST, iETYP, TZ, bUSEHZ, HZ, GROUP

ELEM_LIST: element number

iETYP: element type {1}

= 1 : beam element

= 2 : plate element

 In the case of beam element

TZ: temperature difference between the two outer faces in the element local z-direction

bUSEHZ: option to use member dimensions (YES/NO) {YES}

HZ: distance between the two outer faces in the element local z-direction

TY: temperature difference between the two outer faces in the

element local y-direction

bUSEHY: option to use member dimensions (YES/NO) {YES}

HY: distance between the two outer faces in the element local y-direction

GROUP: Load Group Name.

 

 In the case of plate element

TZ: temperature difference between the two outer faces in the

element local z-direction

bUSEHZ: option to use member dimensions (YES/NO) {YES}

HZ: thickness of plate element
 

*TDN-PRESTRESS (Tendon Prestress Loads)

Apply tendon prestress loads

; TDN-NAME, FORCE/STRESS, JACKING, BEGIN, END,

iGROUTING, GROUP

TDN-NAME: tendon name to which prestress loads are applied

FORCE/STRESS: input tension force in force/stress units

JACKING: order of tentioning tendons

BEGIN: tension force at the start of tendon

END: tension force at the end of tendon

iGROUTING: timing of grrouting duct

GROUP: load group for tendon prestress loads (Load Group Name)
 

*TIMELOAD (Time Load)

Tme dependent property due to the difference in

member ages

; ELEM_LIST, DAY, GROUP

ELEM_LIST: element numbers subjected to Time Load

DAY: member age

GROUP: Load Group Name

*CREEPCOEF ( Creep Coefficient for Construction Stage)

Creep coefficient directly input in the form of load

; ELEM_LIST, CREEP, GROUP

ELEM_LIST: element numbers for which the creep coefficient is considered

CREEP: creep coefficient

GROUP: Load Group Name
 

*PNLOADTYPE (Plane Load Type)

Type and size of plane load

; NAME=NAME, TYPE(POINT/LINE/AREA), DESC

; CP_X=X1, X2, ...

; CP_Y=Y1, Y2,

;  DATA=X1, Y1, F1, M1                                            ; TYPE = POINT

;      ...

;      Xn, Yn, Fn, Mn

; DATA=bUNIFORM, TYPE, X1, Y1, L1, X2, Y2, L2                                        ; TYPE=LINE

; DATA=bUNIFORM, b3PT, X1, Y1, L1, X2, Y2, L2, X3, Y3, L3, X4, Y4, L4        ; TYPE=AREA

NAME: name of plane load

TYPE(POINT/LINE/AREA): type of load

DESC: brief description

CP_X: copy distance in the x-direction of the plane coordinate

system for loading simultaneous plane loads

CP_Y: copy distance in the y-direction of the plane coordinate

system for loading simultaneous plane loads

1. In the case of POINT

X1: x-coordinate of the location of loading application

Y1: y-coordinate of the location of loading application

F1: magnitude of the concentrated load

M1: magnitude of the concentrated moment

2. In the case of LINE

bUNIFORM: option to apply a uniformly distributed load

TYPE: assigns the load type

X1, X2: x-coordinate of the entered load

Y1, Y2: y-coordinate of the entered load

L1, L2: magnitude of the entered load

3. In the case of AREA

bUNIFORM: option to apply a uniformly distributed load

 X1, X2, X3, X4: x-coordinate of the entered load

Y1, Y2, Y3, Y4: y-coordinate of the entered load

L1, L2, L3, L4: magnitude of the entered load
 

*PLANELOAD (Plane Load)

Applying Plane load to any point on plate and solid elements

; LCNAME, LTNAME, ETYPE, GROUP  ; 1st line

; ELEM-SEL, ELEM-GROUP, FACE, DIR, PROJ, DESC      ; 2nd line

; OX, OY, OZ, XX, XY, XZ, YX, YY, YZ, TOL, bLAREA, iNODE1, ... , iNODEn  ; 3rd line

LCNAME: name of unit load case

LTNAME: name of plane load

ETYPE: type of the selected elements (Plate/Solid)

DIR: direction of the plane load application

bPROJ: option to apply the projectied area

DESC: brief description

GROUP: Load Group Name

OX, OY, OZ: coordinates of the origin point of the plane local coordinate system

XX, XY, XZ: coordinates on the x-axis in the plane local coordinate system

YX, YY, YZ: coordinates on the y-axis in the plane local coordinate system

TOL: coordinate tolerance of a point

bLAREA: select whether or not to assign the loaded area

iNODE1: node numbers defining the outline of plane load
 

*INIF-CTRL (Initial Force Control Data)

Saving the initial axial force as the results of a separate load case

; bADD, LOADCASE

bADD: option to enter the initial axial force as the results of a separate load case (YES/NO) {NO}  

LOADCASE: load case, which will save or add initial axial force
 

*INIFORCE (Initial Forces for Geometric Stiffness )

Entering initial axial forces required to calculate the

geometric stiffness of specific members

; ELEM_LIST, DIR, FORCE

ELEM_LIST: element numbers for which initial axial forces are entered

DIR: direction of initial axial force

 = AXIAL: applies the force as the element's axial force   

= GX: considers the force in the global X-direction, such that the axial forces for the object elements are automatically calculated and entered relative to their orientations  

= GY

= GZ

FORCE: magnitude of axial force
 

*SFUNCTION (Specturm Function)

Spectrum data required for response spectrum analysis

; FUNC=NAME, iTYPE, SCALE, GRAV, DESC   ; line 1

; PERIOD1, VALUE1, PERIOD2, VALUE2, ...      ; from line 2

FUNC: name of spectrum data

iTYPE: assigns data type {1}

= 1 : Normalized Acceleration

= 2 : Acceleration

= 3 : Velocity

= 4 : Displacement

SCALE: correction factor for spectrum data {1}

GRAV: gravitational acceleration {9.806 m/sec2}

DRATIO: Input damping ratio

DESC: brief description

PERIOD1: period value

VALUE1: value of spectrum data
 

*SPLDCASE (Spectrum Load Cases)

Basic data required for response spectrum analysis

(load case)

; NAME, FUNC, DIR, ANGLE, SCALE, DESC

NAME: name of response spectrum analysis case

FUNC: spectrum function to be applied to response spectrum analyis

DIR: applied direction of spectrum load {XY}     

XY: lateral directions of the structure    

Z: vertical direction of the structure

ANGLE: input angle of seismic load with respect to the X-direction

of GCS if X-Y plane selected right hand sign convention about the Z-axis) {0}

SCALE: scale factor for input loads {1}

bDAMP: whether or not to correct spectrum due to damping (Yes/No)

bECC: whether or not to consider accidental eccentric moment (Yes/No) 뻜or GEN only

INTERP: input method of interpolating response spectrum data

 = LINEAR: linear interpolation

 = LOG: logarithmic interpolation

DESC: brief description

1. In case of bDAMP=YES

iMDTYPE: select damping type

= 1: Direct Modal

= 2: Mass & Stiffness Proportional

= 3: Group

[DR-DC]: input damping related data

1) In case of iMDTYPE=1

DALL: Damping Ratio for All Modes

iMODE1: input mode number for damping application

DAMPING1: input damping ratio

2. In case of iMDTYPE=2

iCOEF: mass proportional damping type

= 1: Direct Specification

= 2: Calculate from Modal Damping

1) In case of iCOEF=1

bMASSP: whether or not to use mass proportional damping coefficient (Yes/No)

MASSC: input mass proportional damping coefficient

bSTIFFP: whether or not to use stiffness proportional damping coefficient (Yes/No)

STIFFC: input stiffness proportional damping coefficient

1) In case of iCOEF=2

bMASSP: whether or not to use mass proportional damping coefficient (Yes/No)

MASSC: input mass proportional damping coefficient

bSTIFFP: whether or not to use stiffness proportional damping coefficient (Yes/No)

STIFFC: input stiffness proportional damping coefficient

2) In case of iCOEF=2

iCALC: input frequency (period)

 = 1: frequency

 = 2: period

bMASSP: whether or not to use mass proportional damping coefficient (Yes/No)

FP1: input frequency (period)

DR1: input damping ratio

bSTIFFP: whether or not to use stiffness proportional damping coefficient (Yes/No)

FP2: input frequency (period)

DR2: input damping ratio
 

*TFUNCTION (Time History Function)

Time history load function

; FUNC=NAME, 1, iTYPE, SCALE, GRAV, DESC ; line 1

; TIME1, VALUE1, TIME2, VALUE2, ...      ; from line 2

; FUNC=NAME, 2, iTYPE, GRAV, A, C, F, D, PA, DESC

NAME: name of time history function

iTYPE: assigns the type of data {1}

= 1 : Normalized Acceleration

= 2 : Acceleration

= 3 : Force

= 4 : Moment

 

For 1 (=Time History Function )

SCALE: the scale factor of data{1}

GRAV: gravitational acceleration {9.806 m/sec2}

DESC: brief discription

TIME1: time

VALUE1: time history load data

 

For 2 (= Sinusoidal Function) {0}

A, C: constantsF:

F: frequency of the input load [Cycle/sec]

D: damping coefficient

PA: phase angle
 

*THLDCASE (Time History Load Cases)

Basic data required for executing time history analysis

(load case)

; NAME=NAME, DESC                          ; line 1

; ETIME, INC, iOUT, iICOND, FSPLC, iATYPE, iAMETHOD, Ithtype                         ;line2

; IMODE1, DAMPING1, iMODE2, DAMPING2, ...                  ;from line 4

; [DR-DC] : DALL                         ; iMDTYPE=1

; iCOEF, bMASSP, MASSC, bSTIFFP, STIFFC      ; iMDTYPE=2, iCOEF=1

; iCOEF, iCALC, bMASSP, FP1, DR1, bSTIFFP, FP2, DR2         ; iMDTYPE=2, iCOEF=2

; [TIP]: iNMM, GAMMA, BETA       ; iAMETHOD=2

; [NACP]  : bITER, bCONV, MINSSS/iMSTEP, iMAXITER, bDN, DN, bFN, FN, bEN, EN, DMUPDATE ; iATYPE=2

; [DISPL] : iCTRL, TINC , MNODE, MDIR

NAME: name of the load case of the time history function

DESC: brief description

ETIME: end time of the time history analysis {1sec}

INC: time increment of the time history analysis (0.1 sec)

iOUT: analysis interval required for producing the time history analysis results {1}

iICOND: non-zero initial condition

FSPLC: final state of previous load case

iATYPE: type of analysis {1}

= 1 : Linear  

= 2 : Nonlinear

iAMETHOD: analysis method

= 1 : Modal

= 2 : Direct Integration

= 3 : Static

iTHTYPE: time history type

= 1 : Transient

= 2 : PeriodiciMDTYPE:

 Modal damping type

= 1 : Direct specification of damping ratio for all modes

= 2 : Mass and stiffness proportional damping

iMODE1: mode number {0}

DAMPING1: damping coefficient for each mode {0}

DALL: damping coefficient used for all the modes {0}

iCOEF: mass and stiffness coefficients for modal damping

= 1 : Direct specification

= 2 : Calculate from modal damping

bMASSP: mass proportional (YES/NO)

MASSC: user specified mass proportional

bSTIFFP: stiffness proportional (YES/NO)

STIFFC: user specified stiffness proportional

iCALC: Coefficients calculation from modal damping

= 1 : Frequency[Hz]

= 2 : Period[sec]

FP1: frequency for each proportional damping

DR1: damping ratio for each proportional damping

iNMM: Newmark method

= 1 : constant acceleration

= 2 : linear acceleration

= 3 : user input

MINSSS: minimum substep size

IMAXITER: maximum number of iterations per substep

CONVTOL: relative convergence tolerance

bKEEP: whether or not to continue the last loading of the preceding analysis condition (YES/NO)

bDVA: whether or not to continue the displacement, velocity and acceleration of the preceding analysis condition (YES/NO)

iMDTYPE: select damping type

 = 1: Direct Modal

 = 2: Mass & Stiffness Proportional

 = 3: Group

[DR-DC]: input damping related data

1. In case of iMDTYPE=1

DALL: Damping Ratio for All Modes

2. In case of iMDTYPE=2

iCOEF: mass proportional damping type

= 1: Direct Specification

= 2: Calculate from Modal Damping

1) In case of iCOEF=1

bMASSP: whether or not to use mass proportional damping coefficient (Yes/No)

MASSC: input mass proportional damping coefficient

bSTIFFP: whether or not to use stiffness proportional damping coefficient (Yes/No)

STIFFC: input stiffness proportional damping coefficient

1) In case of iCOEF=2

bMASSP: whether or not to use mass proportional damping coefficient (Yes/No)

MASSC: input mass proportional damping coefficient

bSTIFFP: whether or not to use stiffness proportional damping coefficient (Yes/No)

STIFFC: input stiffness proportional damping coefficient

2) In case of iCOEF=2

iCALC: input frequency (period)

= 1: frequency

= 2: period

bMASSP: whether or not to use mass proportional damping coefficient (Yes/No)

FP1: input frequency (period)

DR1: input damping ratio

bSTIFFP: whether or not to use stiffness proportional damping coefficient (Yes/No)

FP2: input frequency (period)

DR2: input damping ratio

[TIP]: input data related to integration parameters if the analysis is done by direct integration

iNM: input the method of numerical analysis used in direct integration

 = 1: Constant Acceleration

 = 2: Linear Acceleration

 = 3: User Input

GAMMA: integration constant in Newmark method

BETA: integration constant in Newmark method

If iNM = 1, 2, do not specify GAMMA & BETA (auto-calculated)

[NACP]: If Iatype=2, input parameters required for nonlinear analysis

bITER: whether or not to perform iterative analysis (Yes/No)

bCONV: whether or not to continue analysis for unbalanced forces un-converged in nonlinear analysis (Yes/No)

MINSSS/iMSTEP: input minimum value for sub time step of analysis

iMAXITER: input a maximum number of iterations for analysis for each time sub step

bDN: whether or not to use a criterion for displacement convergence (Yes/No)

DN: input the tolerance value for displacement convergence

bFN: whether or not to use a criterion for load convergence (Yes/No)

FN: input the tolerance value for load convergence

bEN: whether or not to use a criterion for energy convergence (Yes/No)

EN: input the tolerance value for energy convergence

DMUPDATE: whether or not to update stiffness matrix for stiffness change (Yes/No)

3. In case of nonlinear static analysis

iINCCTRL: input control method for nonlinear static analysis

 = 0: load control

 = 1: displacement control

1) In case of load control

bCUMULATE: whether or not to continue load increment for continuing analysis (Yes/No)

SCALE: input load scale factor for nonlinear static analysis

2) In case of displacement control

bCUMULATE: whether or not to continue load increment for continuing analysis (Yes/No)

[DISPL]

iCTRL: displacement control option

 = 0: Global Control

 = 1: Master Node Control

TINC: input maximum displacement

MNODE: input master node number

MDIR: input control direction
 

*DYN-NLOAD (Dynamic Nodal Loads)

Applying a time history function to nodes in a specific direction

; NODE_LIST, THIS, FUNC, DIR, ARTIME, SCALE

NODE_LIST: node numbers

THIS: selects the time history analysis condition

FUNC: type of time load function

DIR: loading direction of the time load function {X} = X, Y, Z

ARTIME: arrival (delay) time for the time load function {0sec}

SCALE: scale factor for the time load function {1}
 

*GROUND-ACC (Ground Acceleration)

Specifying a time load function as a ground acceleration

; THIS, FUNCX, SCALEX, ATIMEX, FUNCY, SCALEY,

 ATIMEY, FUNCZ, SCALEZ, ATIMEZ, ANGLE

THIS: selects the time history analysis condition

ANGLE: angle of horizontal ground acceleration

 

1. Ground acceleration in the X-direction of the GCS

FUNCX: selected time load function from the list

SCALEX: scale factor for the time load function {1}

ATIMEX: arrival (delay) time for the time load function {0}

 

2. Ground acceleration in the Y-direction of the GCS

FUNCY: selected time load function from the list

SCALEY: scale factor for the time load function {1}

ATIMEY: arrival (delay) time for the time load function {0}

 

3. Ground acceleration in the Z-direction of the GCS

FUNCZ: selected time load function from the list

SCALEZ: scale factor for the time load function {1}

ATIMEZ: arrival (delay) time for the time load function {0}
 

*DYN-SLOAD (Time Varing Static Load)

Converting static load into time history load

; THIS, SLOAD, FUNC, ATIME, SCALE

THIS: selects the time history analysis condition

SLAOD: Static Load condition

FUNC: name of the Time History Load Function

ATIME: arrival time of the Time History Load Function {0sec}

SCALE: scale factor of the Time History Load Function {1}

 

*TH-GRAPH (Time History Graph)

Producing time history analysis results in graphs relative to time

(displacements, member forces and stresses in truss/beam elements

; iFUNC, iGFTYPE, NAME, LCNAME, [DATA1]

; iFUNC, iSFTYPE, NAME, LCNAME, [DATA2]

; [DATA1] : NODE, iTYPE, iREF, ANODE, iCOMP, bALLMODE, iSELMODE  ; iGFTYPE=2

; [DATA1] : ELEM, iTYPE, iPOS, bALLMODE, iSELMODE  ; iGFTYPE=3

; [DATA1] : ELEM, iTYPE, iPOS, iCOMP, bCBAX, bALLMODE, iSELMODE  ; iGFTYPE=4

; [DATA1] : ELEM, iTYPE, iPOS, iCOMP, bALLMODE, iSELMODE  ; IGFTYPE=5

; [DATA1] : ELEM, iTYPE, iPOS, iCOMP, bALLMODE, iSELMODE  ; iGFTYPE=6

; [DATA1] : ELEM, iTYPE, iPOS, iCOMP, bLOCAL, bALLMODE, iSELMODE ; iGFTYPE=7

; [DATA1] : GLINK, iTYPE, iCOMP  ; iGFTYPE=8

; [DATA1] : ELEM, iTYPE, iCOMP, iLOC, iETYPE  ; iGFTYPE=9

; [DATA1] : ELEM, iTYPE, iPOS, iCOMP, bLOCAL, bALLMODE, iSELMODE ; iGFTYPE=10

; [DATA1] :                ; iGFTYPE=11

; [DATA2] : TIME_STEP         ; iSFTYPE=1

; [DATA2] : NODE, iTYPE, iCOMP, iVAL      ; iSFTYPE=2

; [DATA2] : ELEM, iTYPE, iPOS, iVAL        ; iSFTYPE=3

; [DATA2] : ELEM, iTYPE, iPOS, iCOMP, iVAL ; iSFTYPE=4

; [DATA2] : iPOS, iCOMP, iVAL                ; iSFTYPE=5

; [DATA2] : GLINK, iPOS, iCOMP, iVAL       ; iSFTYPE=6

1. Common items

iFUNC: input graph function

=0: Graph Function

=1: Step Function

iGFTYPE: type of the time history analysis results to be produced in a graph

=2: Displ/Vel/Accel

=3: Truss Force/Stress

=4: Beam Force/Stress

=5: Plane Stress Force/Stress

=6: Plate Force/Stress

=7: Solid Force/Stress

=8: General Link Deform/Force

= 9: Inelastic Hinge Deform/Force

=10: Plane Strain Force/Stress

=11: Load Increment History

iSFTYPE: select the type of time history analysis results, which will be produced in step functions

=1: Time Step

=2: Displ/Vel/Accel

=3: Truss Force/Stress

=4: Beam Force/Stress

=5: Designated DOF

=6: General Link Force

NAME: name of output function

LCNAME: time history load case name

 

2. In the case of Graph Function

2) In the case of Displ/Vel/Accel

NODE: input node number for output

iTYPE : type of the time history analysis results to be produced in a graph

= 1: Displacement

= 2: Velocity

= 3: Acceleration

iREF: input the reference point for producing analysis results

= 1: Ground

= 2: Add Ground Motion

= 3: Another Node

ANODE: input a reference point

iCOMP: direction component of the displacement

 = 1: DX

 = 2: DY

 = 3: DZ

 = 4: RX

 = 5: RY

 = 6: RZ

bALLMODE: selects the Modes, which will be reflected in the time history calculation

 = YES: All Modes

 = NO: One Mode

iSELMODE: selected Mode

3) In the case of Truss Force/Stress

ELEM: input element number for output

iTYPE: type of the time history analysis results to be produced in a graph

= 1: Force

= 2: Stress

iPOS: location on a truss for which the results will be produced

= 1: I-Node

= 2: J-Node

bALLMODE: selects the Modes, which will be reflected in the time history calculation

 = YES: All Modes

 = NO: One Mode

iSELMODE: selected Mode

4) In the case of Beam Force/Stress

ELEM: input element number for output

iTYPE: type of the time history analysis results to be produced in a graph

= 1: Force

= 2: Stress

iPOS: location on a beam for which the results will be produced

= 1: I-Node

= 2: J-Node

iCOMP: member force or stress component

 = 1: Axial                   Axial

 = 2: Shear-y              Shear-y

 = 3: Shear-z              Shear-z

 = 4: Torsion               Bend(+y)

 = 5: Moment-y           Bend(-y)

 = 6: Moment-z           Bend(+z)

 = 7:                          Bend(-z)

bCBAX: selection of combined stresses (YES/NO)

bALLMODE: selects the Modes, which will be reflected in the time history calculation

 = YES: All Modes

 = NO: One Mode

iSELMODE: selected Mode

5) In the case of Plane Stress Force/Stress

ELEM: input element number for output

iTYPE: type of the time history analysis results to be produced in a graph

= 1: Force

= 2: Stress

iPOS: select output location on Plane Stress element

= 1: I-Node

= 2: J-Node

= 3: K-Node

= 4: L-Node

iPOS: select output location on Plane Stress element (Stress)

= 1: Center

= 2: I-Node

= 3: J-Node

= 4: K-Node

= 5: L-Node

iCOMP: member force or stress component

= 1: Fx                     Sig-xx

= 2: Fy                     Sig-yy

= 3: Fz                     Sig-zz

= 4:                         Sig-xy

bALLMODE: selects the Modes, which will be reflected in the time history calculation

= YES: All Modes

= NO: One Mode

iSELMODE: selected Mode

6) In the case of Plate Force/Stress

ELEM: input element number for output

iTYPE: type of the time history analysis results to be produced in a graph

= 1: Force

= 2: Stress

= 3: Unit Force

iPOS: select output location on plate element (Force)

= 1: I-Node

= 2: J-Node

= 3: K-Node

= 4: L-Node

iPOS: select output location on plate element (Stress/Unit Force)

= 1: Center

= 2: I-Node

= 3: J-Node

= 4: K-Node

= 5: L-Node

iCOMP: member force or stress component

= 1: Fx        Sig-xx(Top)        Fxx

= 2: Fy        Sig-yy(Top)        Fyy

= 3: Fz        Sig-zz(Top)         Fzz

= 4: Mx       Sig-xx(Bottom)     Mxx

= 5: My       Sig-yy(Bottom)     Myy

= 6: Mz       Sig-zz(Bottom)      Mxy

= 7:                             Vxx

= 8:                             Vyy

bALLMODE: selects the Modes, which will be reflected in the time history calculation

= YES: All Modes

= NO: One Mode

iSELMODE: selected Mode

7) In the case of Solid Force/Stress

ELEM: input element number for output

iTYPE: type of the time history analysis results to be produced in a graph

= 1: Force

= 2: Stress

iPOS: select output location on solid element (Force)

= 1: I-Node

= 2: J-Node

= 3: K-Node

= 4: L-Node

= 5: M-Node

= 6: N-Node

= 7: O-Node

= 8: P-Node

iPOS: select output location on solid element (Stress)

= 1: Center

= 2: I-Node

= 3: J-Node

= 4: K-Node

= 5: L-Node

= 6: M-Node

= 7: M-Node

= 8: O-Node

= 9: P-Node

iCOMP: member force or stress component

= 1: Fx           Sig-xx

= 2: Fy           Sig-yy

= 3: Fz           Sig-zz

= 4:               Sig-xy

= 5:               Sig-yz

= 6:               Sig-xz

bLOCAL: select whether or not to reflect ECS of output results

= YES: Global

= NO: Local

bALLMODE: selects the Modes, which will be reflected in the time history calculation

= YES: All Modes

= NO: One Mode

iSELMODE: selected Mode

8) In the case of General Link Deform/Force

GLink: input general link element number for output

iTYPE: type of the time history analysis results to be produced in a graph

= 1: Deformation

= 2: i-Node Force

= 3: j-Node Force

iCOMP: member force or stress component

= 1: Axial                 Axial

= 2: Tran-y              Shear-y

= 3: Tran-z              Shear-z

= 4: Torsion             Torsion

= 5: Rotation-y         Moment-y

= 6: Rotation-z         Moment-z

9) In the case of Inelastic Hinge Deform.Force

ELEM: input element number for output

iTYPE: type of the time history analysis results to be produced in a graph

= 1: Deformation

= 2: Force

iPOS: location on a beam for which the results will be produced

= 1: I-Node

= 2: J-Node

iCOMP: member force or stress component

= 1: Dx               Axial

= 2: Dy               Shear-y

= 3: Dz               Shear-z

= 4: Rx               Torsion

= 5: Ry               Moment-y

= 6: Rz               Moment-z

iLOC: select output location on inelastic hinge element

bALLMODE: selects the Modes, which will be reflected in the time history calculation

= YES: All Modes

= NO: One Mode

iSELMODE: selected Mode

10) In the case of Plain Strain Force/Stress

ELEM: input element number for output

iTYPE: type of the time history analysis results to be produced in a graph

= 1: Force

= 2: Stress

iPOS: select output location on Plane Strain element (Force)

= 1: I-Node

= 2: J-Node

= 3: K-Node

= 4: L-Node

iPOS: select output location on Plane Strain element (Stress)

= 1: Center

= 2: I-Node

= 3: J-Node

= 4: K-Node

= 5: L-Node

iCOMP: member force or stress component

= 1: Fx                     Sig-xx

= 2: Fy                     Sig-yy

= 3: Fz                     Sig-zz

= 4:                         Sig-xy

bLOCAL: select whether or not to reflect ECS of output results

= YES: Global

= NO: Local

bALLMODE : selects the Modes, which will be reflected in the time history calculation

= YES: All Modes

= NO: One Mode

iSELMODE: selected Mode

 

3. In the case of Step Function

1) In the case of Time Step

TIME STEP: time step for producing time history analysis

2) In the case of Displ/Vel/Accel

NODE: input node number for output

iTYPE: type of the time history analysis results to be produced

= 1: Displacement

= 2: Velocity

= 3: Acceleration

iCOMP: direction component of the displacement

= 1: DX

= 2: DY

= 3: DZ

= 4: RX

= 5: RY

= 6: RZ

iVAL: select type of analysis result values

= 1: Minimum

= 2: Maximum

= 3: Absolute Maximum

3) In the case of Truss Force/Stress

ELEM: input element number for output

iTYPE: type of the time history analysis results to be produced

= 1: Force

= 2: Stress

iPOS: location on a truss for which the results will be produced

= 1: I-Node

= 2: J-Node

= 3: Mnode

iVAL: select type of analysis result values

= 1: Minimum

= 2: Maximum

= 3: Absolute Maximum

4) In the case of Beam Force/Stress

ELEM: input element number for output

iTYPE: type of the time history analysis results to be produced

= 1: Force

= 2: Stress

iPOS: location on a beam for which the results will be produced

= 2: J-Node

= 3: Mnode

iCOMP: member force or stress component

= 1: Axial                   Axial

= 2: Shear-y                 Shear-y

= 3: Shear-z                 Shear-z

= 4: Torsion                 Bend(+y)

= 5: Moment-y              Bend(-y)

= 6: Moment-z              Bend(+z)

= 7:                        Bend(-z)

= 8:                        Combined1

= 9:                        Combined2

= 10:                      Combined3

= 11:                      Combined4

iVAL: select type of analysis result values

= 1: Minimum

= 2: Maximum

= 3: Absolute Maximum

5) In the case of Designated DOF

iPOS: select output location on element

= 1: I-Node

= 2: J-Node

= 3: Mnode

iCOMP: member force or stress component

= 1: Fx

= 2: Fy

= 3: Fz

= 4: Mx

= 5: My

= 6: Mz

iVAL: select type of analysis result values

= 1: Minimum

= 2: Maximum

= 3: Absolute Maximum

6) In the case of General Link Force

GLink: input general link element for output

iTYPE: type of the time history analysis results to be produced

= 1: Force

= 2: Stress

iPOS: select output location on element

= 1: I-Node

= 2: J-Node

iCOMP: member force or stress component

= 1: Axial

= 2: Shear-y

= 3: Shear-z

= 4: Torsion

= 5: Moment-y

= 6: Moment-z

iVAL: select type of analysis result values

= 1: Minimum

= 2: Maximum

= 3: Absolute Maximum
 

*LINELANE (Traffic Line Lanes)

Lane data required for applying traffic moving loads

; NAME=NAME, LDIST, GROUP, SKEWS, SKEWE, MOVING  ; line 1

; iELEM1, ECC1, FACT1, ...                 ; from line 2

NAME: traffic line lane classification number

LDIST: assign objects to distribute the traffic load

GROUP: Cross Beam Element Group

ECCEN: direction of eccentricity

VX: X component of vector

VY: Y component of vector

VZ: Z component of vector

SKEWS: skew at start (degree)

SKEWE: skew at end (degree)

MOVING: moving direction

= forward

= backward

= both

iELEM1: start element number among the beam element

(or variable section element) numbers

ECC1: eccentricity distance from the center of the beam to the traffic line lane {0}

FACT1: impact factor for the traffic load (0<=FACT<=0.3) {0}
 

*SURFLANE (Traffic Surface Lanes)

Traffic surface lane data

; NAME=NAME, WIDTH, START, END, MOVING    ; line 1

; iNODE1, OFFSET1, FACT1, ...                ; from line 2

NAME: name of traffic surface lane

WIDTH: width of the traffic lane {0}

START: slope at the starting point

END: slope at the ending point

MOVING: moving direction

= forward

= backward

= bothiNODE1: node numbers defining the traffic surface lane

OFFSET1: distance from iNODE1 to the traffic lane center {0}

FACT1: impact factor for the traffic load (0<=FACT<=3) {0}
 

*SURFINEL (Plate Elements for Influence Surface)

Entering plate elements for influence surface analysis

; ELEM_LIST

ELEM_LIST: element numbers
 

*LSUPPORT (Lane Supports - Negative Moments at Interior Piers)

The supports when calculating the max moment using the  

traffic load in a continuous beam

; ELEM_LIST, POSITION

ELEM_LIST: element number

POSITION: support position

= both

= end - i

= end - J

*LSUPPORT 2 (Lane Supports - Reactions at Interior Piers)

Assigning the inner points used in moving load analysis  

; NODE_LIST

NODE_LIST: node numbers of the inner supports
 

*VEHICLE (Vehicles)

Traffic load

; NAME=NAME, 1

; NAME=NAME, 2, bTRAIN, W(W1), PL(D1), PLM(W2), PLV(D2)      ; line 1

; LOAD1, DIST1, LOAD1, DIST2, ...        ; from line 2

NAME: name of traffic load

For 1:

 Standard Vehicle Load

* refer to the Table below

For 2

: user defines the traffic load traffic load by combining concentrated

traffic loads and traffic lane loads

bTRAIN: Train

= YES : train

= NO : truck/lane

W(W1): uniformly distributed traffic lane load [force/length] {0}

PL(D1): concentrated traffic moving load {0}

PLM(W2): concentrated traffic moving load used to calculate bending moment {0}

PLV(D2): concentrated traffic moving load used to calculate shear force {0}

LOAD1: concentrated load

DIST1: distance between concentrated loads

 

 

Korean road Standard specification

DB-24, DB-18, DB-13.5,

DL-24, DL-18, DL-13.5

Korean standard train loads

L-25, L-22, L-18, L-15,

S-25, S-22, S-18, S-15,

EL25, EL22, EL18,

HL standard train load,

H15-44, HS15-44, H15-44L, HS15-44L

AASHTO Standard

H20-44,HS20-44, H20-44L, HS20-44L, AML

Caltrans Standard

P5, P7, P9, P11,P13

Other train loads

CE80(Cooper E80 Train Load),

UIC80(UIC80 Train Load)

Table 2. Standard traffic loads

 

*VCLASS (Vehicle Classes )

Vehicle load group data used for moving load analysis

; NAME=NAME                  ; line 1

VLOAD1, VLOAD2, ...            ; from line 2

NAME: vehicle load group

VLOAD1: vehicle moving load

*MVLDCASE (Moving Load Cases)

Assigning moving load cases using vehicle load groups and traffic lanes

; NAME=NAME, SCALE1, SCALE2, SCALE3, SCALE4, COMB, DESC           ; 1st line

;      TYPE1,.VCLASS1, SCALE1, iMIN1, iMAX1, LANE11, LANE12, ...  ; 2nd line

;      ...                                       ; ...

;      TYPEn,.VCLASSn, SCALEn, iMINn, iMAXn, LANEn1, LANEn2, ...    ; n+1th line

NAME: input the name of moving load condition

SCALE1: reduction factor used for applying multi-traffic lane loads

{1, 1, 0.9, 0.75}

COMB: loding effect (combined or independent)

TYPE1: VC or VL

DESC: brief description

VCLASS1: select vehicle load group

SCALE1: scale factor to be applied to traffic load group {1}

iMIN1: minimum number of traffic lanes for loading vehicle load group {1}

iMAX1: maximum number of traffic lanes for loading vehicle load group {1}

LANE11: selected traffic lanes
 

*SM-GROUP (Settlement Group)

Settlement group

; GRNAME, DISPLACEMENT, NODE_LIST

GRNAME: settlement group name

DISPLACEMENT: size of settlement {0}

NODE_LIST: node number included in the settlement group
 

*SMLDCASE (Settlement Load Cases )

Support settlement group

Support settlement group   ; line 1

GRNAME1, GRNAME2, ...             ; from line 2

NAME: name of support  settlement load case

ISMIN:: minimum number of support  settlement groups{1}

ISMAX: maximum number of support  settlement groups{1}

SCALE : scale factor for load{1}

DESC : brief description

GRNAMEL1 : use of selected support  settlement groups
 

*COMPBOXLC (Pre-Combined Load Cases for Composite Section)

Entering pre-composite load case to reflect the change in section properties of before

and after composite action of a composite structural steel bridge

; LCNAME1, LCNAME2, ..., LCNAMEn

LCNAME1: load case to be used as the pre-composite load
 

*HYD-PRTEMPER (Prescribed Temperature )

Entering prescribed temperature condition for  Heat of hydration analysis

; NODE_LIST, TEMPERATURE, GROUP

NODE_LIST: nodes subject to a prescribed temperature

TEMPERATURE: Prescribed Temperature

GROUP: Boundary Group
 

*HYD-PCOOLELEM (Pipe Cooling)

Entering pipe cooling data intended for lowering temperature

; NAME=NAME, DIAMETER, COEF        ; line 1

; HEAT, DENS, INTEMP, FRATE, iSTART, iEND   ; line 2

;      NODE1, NODE2, NODE3, ...              ; from line 3

NAME: pipe cooling group name

DIAMETER: diameter of cooling pipe

COEF: convection coefficient

HEAT: specific heat of water

DENS: density of water

INTEMP: water temperature at the inlet

FRATE: flux per unit time

iSTART: start time of pipe cooling

iEND: end time of pipe cooling

NODE1: nodes defining the course of pipe passage
 

*HYD-HEATSRCF(Heat Source Function)

Heat source function applied during hydration

; FUNC=NAME, TYPE, TEMPER      ; TYPE=CONST

; FUNC=NAME, TYPE, K, ALPHA     ; TYPE=FUNC

; FUNC=NAME, TYPE, SCALE         ; TYPE=USER (line1)

; TIME1, VALUE1, TIME2, VALUE2, ... ; (from line 2)

1. Common Items

FUNC: name of heat source function

TYPE: type of heat sourse function

= CONST: constant value defined for the heat sourse

= FUNC: code-define heat source function

= USER: user-defined heat source values relative to time in a table form

 

2 In the case of CONST

TEMPER: heat value

 

3. In the case of FUNC

K: maximum adiabatic temperature rise

ALPHA: response speed

 

4. In the case of USER

SCALE: Scale Factor

TIME1: time (hr)

VALUE1: generated heat value
 

*HYD-CONVCOEF (Convection Coefficient Function)

Change in convection coefficient at the convection

boundary surface of a structure

; FUNC=NAME, TYPE, COEFFICIENT                                       ; TYPE=CONST

; FUNC=NAME, TYPE, SCALE                                               ; TYPE=USER (line 1)

; TIME1, VALUE1, TIME2, VALUE2, ... ; (from line 2)

1. Common Items

FUNC: name of convection coefficient function

TYPE: type of convection coefficient function  

= CONST: convection coefficient defined as a constant value

= USER: user enters the convection coefficients relative to time in a table form

 

2. In the case of CONST

COEFFICIENT: convection coefficient  

 

3. In the case of USER

SCALE: Scale Factor

TIME1: time (hr)

VALUE1: convection coefficient
 

*HYD-AMBTEMPF (Ambient Temperature Function)

Defining the ambient temperature function to be applied to heat of hydration analysis

; FUNC=NAME, TYPE, TEMPER        ; TYPE=CONST

; FUNC=NAME, TYPE, MAXT, MEANT, DEALY           ; TYPE=SINE

; FUNC=NAME, TYPE, SCALE   ; TYPE=USER (line 1)

; TIME1, VALUE1, TIME2, VALUE2, ...     ; (from line 2)

1. Common Items

FUNC: name of ambient temperature function

TYPE: type of ambient temperature function

= CONST: ambient temperature assigned as a constant value

= SINE: ambient temperature assigned as a Sine function

= USER: user defines the ambient temperature relative to time

 

2. In the case of CONST

TEMPER: ambient temperature

 

3. In the case of SINE

MAXT: max amplitude of ambient temperature

MEANT: temperature immediately after casting

DEALY: delay day immediately after casting

 

4. In the case of USER

SCALE: Scale Factor

TIME1: time(hr)

VALUE1: ambient temperature
 

*HYD-HEATSRC (Assign Heat Source )

Assigning heat source function to each element (cast concrete)

; ELEM_LIST, FUNCNAME

ELEM_LIST: element numbers to be assigned the heat source function

FUNCNAME: selecting the heat source already entered

*HYD-CONBNDR (Element Convection Boundary)

Entering heat transfer boundary condition due to convection

; ELEM_LIST, CCFUNC, ATFUNC, FACE, GROUP

ELEM_LIST: element numbers to be assigned the convention

boundary condition

CCFUNC: selecting the convection coefficient function already entered

ATFUNC: selecting the ambient temperature function already eneterd

FACE: defining element surfaces after defining the surface number and assigning elements

GROUP: Boundary Group
 

*HYD-STAGE (Define Construction Stage For Hydration)

Definition of construction stages in order to carry out the construction stage

 analysis for the heat of hydration analysis

NAME=NAME                                     ; line 1

;STEP=DAY1, DAY2, ...                           ; line 2

;AELEM=GROUP1, GROUP2, ...               ; line 3

;ABNDR=BGROUP1, BGROUP2, ...           ; line 4

DBNDR=BGROUP1, BGROUP2, ...           ; line 5

NAME: name of the construction stage to be defined

STEP: elapse time to be defined as Steps within a corresponding construction stage

AELEM: activation of element groups to define active elements within a corresponding

 construction stage

ABNDR: activation of boundary groups to define active boundary conditions within

a corresponding construction stage

DBNDR: defining inactive boundary condition groups
 

*LOAD-SEQ (Loading Sequence)

Assigning the order of applying loads in a

geometrical nonlinear analysis

; LCNAME1, LCNAME2, ...              ; from line 1

LCNAME1: Static Load Cases in the order of application
 

*STAGE (Define Construction Stage)

Defining construction stages to carry out the

construction stage analysis of a bridge * Where PSC box bridges are analyzed:

Wizards, which automatically define the construction stages, are  provided for

different construction methods such as ILM,FCM, MSS, etc.

; NAME=NAME, DURATION, bSAVESTAGE, bSAVESTEP      ; line 1

; STEP=DAY1, DAY2, ...                                     ; line 2

; AELEM=GROUP1, AGE1, GROUP2, AGE2, ...     ; line 3

; DELEM=GROUP1, REDIST1, GROUP2, REDIST2, ...     ; line 4

; ABNDR=BGROUP1, POS1, BGROUP2, POS2, ...  ; line 5

; DBNDR=BGROUP1, BGROUP2, ...                    ; line 6

; ALOAD=LGROUP1, DAY1, LGROUP2, DAY2, ... ; line 7

; DLOAD=LGROUP1, DAY1, LGROUP2, DAY2, ... ; line 8

NAME: name of the construction stage

DURATION: duration of the construction stage

bSAVESTAGE: analysis results are saved by construction stages

bSAVESTEP: analysis results are saved by Steps within a construction stage

STEP: elapsed time to be defined as Step within the duration of the

construction stage

AELEM: activation of element groups to define active elements

within a corresponding
construction stage

= GROUP1: defining active element groups

= AGE1: member age of the group

DELEM: inactivation of element groups

= GROUP1: defining inactive element groups

= REDIST1: Element Force Reduction, which the percentage of the internal forces carried

by the elements to be deactivated will be redistributed to the contigous elements

 

ABNDR: activation of boundary groups to define active boundary conditions within

a corresponding construction stage

= BGROUP1: defining active boundary condition groups

= POS1: determining the right positions where a boundary condition contains

restraint conditions or elastic support conditions

= DEFORMED: applying the boundary conditions at the locations after the structure

has deformed

= ORIGINAL: applying the boundary conditions at the original locations of the

structural nodes

 

DBNDR: inactivation of boundary group conditions

= BGROUP1: boundary condition groups to be deactivated

 

ALOAD: activation of load groups to define active load cases within a corresponding

construction stage

= LGROUP1: load groups to be activated

= DAY1: time for activating load groups

 

DLOAD: inactivation of load groups

= LGROUP1: load groups to be deactivated
 

*CPOSECT4CS (Composite Section for Construction Stage)

; SEC= SEC, ASTAGE, TYPE, bTAP                   // line 1

;         [PART-INFO]-1                                     // from line 2

;          ...

;         [PART-INFO]-n

; [PART-INFO]: [COMMON], [SCALE]     // TYPE=A,B,NORMAL

;                      [COMMON], [SCALE], CX, CY, [STIFF]                     // TYPE=USER

;                      [COMMON], [SCALE], CXI, CYI, CXJ, CYJ, [STIFF]-I, [STIFF]-J   

  // TYPE=USER

bTAP=YES

; [COMMON]: PART, MTYPE, MAT, CSTAGE, AGE

; [SCALE]: AREA, ASY, ASZ, IXX, IYY, IZZ, WAREA

; [STIFF]: AREA, ASY, ASZ, IXX, IYY, CYP, CYM, CZP,

CZM, QYB, QZB

ASTAGE: active stage

TYPE: composite type (Normal/User)

bTAP: tapered section (YES/NO)

[PART-INFO] - 1: part information

PART: part number

MTYPE: material type

MAT: material

CSTAGE: composite stage

AGE: age upon the corresponding Part becoming active  

AREA, ..., QZB: section stiffness data

CX: horizontal distance from the end of composite section to the

centroid of each member

CY: vertical distance from the end of composite section to the

centroid of each member
 

*STAGE-GRAPH (Stage/Step History Graph)

; NAME, iENTITY, iFTYPE, iSTYPE, iPOS, iCOMP, bALL, iSEL, iOPT

NAME: graph name

iENTITY: node & element numbers

iFTYPE: type of results to be produced

= 1 : reaction

= 2 : displacement

= 3 : truss

= 4 : beam

= 5 : plane stress

= 6 : plate

= 7 : solid

= 8 : Nllink

iSTYPE: type of results to be produced in a graph if iFTYPE=1, not used

iFTYPE=2, 1=Displ. 2=Vel. 3=Accel.  

iFTYPE=3,4,5,7, 1=Force. 2=Stress  

iFTYPE=6, 1=Force. 2=Stress 3=UnitForce   

iFTYPE=8, 1=Deformation. 2=I-node force 3=J-node force

iPOS: if iFTYPE=1, 2, not used  

iFTYPE=3, 4, 1=I, 2=J   

iFTYPE=5, iSTYPE=1, 1=I, 2=J, 3=K, 4=L  

iFTYPE=5, iSTYPE=2, 1=CENT, 2=I, 3=J, 4=K, 5=L   

iFTYPE=6, iSTYPE=1, 1=I, 2=J, 3=K, 4=L   

iFTYPE=6, iSTYPE=2, 1=CENT, 2=I, 3=J, 4=K, 5=L   

iFTYPE=7, iSTYPE=1, 1=I, 2=J, 3=K, 4=L, 5=M, 6=N, 7=O, 8=P   

iFTYPE=7, iSTYPE=2, 1=CENT, 2=I, 3=J, 4=K, 5=L, 6=M, 7=N, 8=O, 9=P   

iFTYPE=8, not used

iCOMP: displacement, member force or stress component if

iFTYPE=1, not used

iFTYPE=2, 1=DX 2=DY 3=DZ 4=RX 5=RY 6=RZ   

iFTYPE=3, iSTYPE=1, FX   

iFTYPE=3, iSTYPE=2, SX   

iFTYPE=4, iSTYPE=1, Fx Fy Fz Mm My Mz   

iFTYPE=4, iSTYPE=2, Sx Sy Sz ByP ByM BzP BzM   

iFTYPE=5, iSTYPE=1, Fx Fy   

iFTYPE=5, iSTYPE=2, Sx Sy Sxy   

iFTYPE=6, iSTYPE=1, Fx Fy Fz Mx My Mz   

iFTYPE=6, iSTYPE=2, SxT SyT SxyT SxB SyB SxyB   

iFTYPE=6, iSTYPE=3, Fxx Fyy Fxy Mxx Myy Mzz Vxx Vyy   

iFTYPE=7, iSTYPE=1, FX FY FZ

iFTYPE=7, iSTYPE=2, SXX SYY SZZ SXY SYZ SXZ

iFTYPE=8, iSTYPE=1, Axial Tran-y Tran-z Torsional Rotation-y, Rotation-z

iFTYPE=8, iSTYPE=2, 3, Axial Shear-y Shear-z Torsion

bALL: {YES}

iSEL: {0}

iOPT: {0}
 

*LOADCOMB (Combinations )

Load combination conditions to combine the results of static analysis,

moving load analysis,  response spectrum analysis, time dependent analysis, etc.

; NAME=NAME, KIND, ACTIVE, iTYPE, DESC  ; line 1

; ANAL1, LCNAME1, FACT1, ...              ; from line 2

NAME: name of load combination condition

= gLCB: General LCB

= cLCB: Concrete LCB

= sLCB: Steel LCB

= rLCB: SRC LCB

= fLCB: Footing LCB    

KIND: type of load combination

= GEN: General

= STEEL: Steel Design

= CONC: Concrete Design

= SRC: SRC Design

= FDN: Footing Design

ACTIVE: load combinations to be applied for design

(ACTIVE/INACTIVE)

iTYPE: type of load combination method {0}

= 0 : Linear

= 1 : +SRSS

= 2 : -SRSS

DESC: brief ciscription

ANAL1: type of load case

= ST: Static

= RS: Response Spectrum

= TH: Time History

= MV: Moving

= SM: Settlement

LCNAME1: names of load cases

FACT1: load factors to be applied to load cases {1}
 

*ANAL-CTRL

Number of maximum iterations and

convergence tolerance when analysis is performed

using nonlinear elements and the basic boundary conditions

of individual elements in a structure

; bARDC, bANRC, iTYPE, iITER, TOL               ; iTYPE=0

; bARDC, bANRC, iTYPE, iITER, iSITER, TOL    ; iTYPE=1

bARDC: auto rotational DOF constraint for truss/plane stress/solid elements (YES/NO)

bANRC:auto normal rotation constraint for plate elements (YES/NO)

iTYPE: type of analysis method when performing an analysis using nonlinear elements

= 0 : when performing a repetetive analysis, stiffness of inactive members is included.

= 1 : when performing a repetetive analysis, stiffness of inactive members is excluded.

iITER: maximum number of iterations when performing an

analysis using nonlinear elements

TOL: convergence tolerance when performing an analysis using nonlinear elements

iSITER: number of iterations for which loads are used to check the convergence condition

in each repetitive analysis stemming from changing stiffness of the structure

for each load case
 

*PDEL-CTRL (P-Delta Analysis Control )

Load cases and control for iteration required for carrying out buckling analysis

of a structure

; iITER, TOL                                                  ; line 1

; LCNAME1, FACT1, LCNAME2, FACT2, ...        ; from line 2

iITER: number of iterations for P-Delta analysis {5}

TOL: convergence tolerance{1e-5}

LCNAME1: name of load case

FACT1: load factor {1}
 

*BUCK-CTRL (Buckling Analysis Control)

Load cases and related data required for carrying

out buckling analysis of a structure

; iMODENUM, iITER, TOL                               ; line 1

; LCNAME1, FACT1, LCNAME2, FACT2, ...        ; from line 2

iMODENUM: number of buckling modes {0}

iITER: number of iterations required for the process of Subspace Iteration

in a buckling analysis {30}

TOL: convergence tolerance{1e-6}

LCNAME1: casename of load

FACT1: load factor {1}
 

*EIGEN-CTRL (Eigenvalue Analysis Control )

Control data for eigenvalue analysis

; TYPE, iFREQ, iITER, iDIM, TOL    ; TYPE=EIGEN

; TYPE, bINCNL, iGNUM               ; TYPE=RITZ(line 1)

;          KIND1, CASE1/GROUND1, iNOG1, ...    ; TYPE=RITZ(from line2)

TYPE: type of analysis

= EIGEN : eigen vectors

 = RITZ: ritz vectors

iFREQ: requencinumber of natural fes for the structure {0}

iITER: number of iterations required for eigenvalue analysis {20}

iDIM: size of Subspace {0}

TOL: convergence tolerance {1e-6}

bINCNI: include NL-link force vectors(YES/NO) {NO}

iGNUM: number of generations for each NL-link force vectors

KIND1: case/ground

= CASE: load case

= GROUND: ground acceleration X,Y, Z

CASE1/GROUND1: load case name/ACCX/ACCY/ACCZ

= ACCX: ground acceleration X

= ACCY: ground acceleration Y

= ACCZ: ground acceleration Z

= ACCZ: ground acceleration Z

iNOG1: number of generations
 

*SPEC-CTRL (Response Spectrum Analysis Control)

Combination method of modes in a response spectrum analysis

; TYPE, DAMPING, bADDSIGN

TYPE: method of combining modes in a response spectrum analysis

= SRSS, CQC, ABS {SRSS}

DAMPING: damping ratio

bADDSIGN: whether to revive signs in the analysis results

= YES: use of (+), (-) when combining modes

= NO: do not use signs

*MOVE-CTRL (Moving Load Analysis Control)

Analysis method and output locations of element

results in a moving load analysis

; METHOD, POINT, iIGPN, PLATE, bSTRCALC, FRAME,

bCSTRCALC,.bREAC, bRG, RGN, bDISP, bDG, DGN, bFM, bFG, FGN

METHOD: method of moving load analysis {1}

= 1 : Exact

= 2 : Pivot

= 3 : Quick

POINT: point of vehicle load application

iIGPN: number of points for which influence line is calculated on a beam element

PLATE: calculation of member forces of plate elements per unit length {1}

= CENTER: calculation of member force per unit length relative to

the center point of the element

= NODAL: calculation of member force per unit length relative to the center point of the element

 and the nodes composing the element

bSTRCALC: stress calculation (YES/NO)

Frame: member force output at 5 Points for Frame elements

=NORMAL: member forces at 5 Points for beam elements

=Axial: calculating the member forces at 5 Points, max/min axial force and moments are

calculated and produced

bCSTRCALC: combined stress calculation (YES/NO)

bREAC: option to output the reaction values when producing the output for moving load analysis

results for a reaction (YES/NO) {YES}

bRG: option to assign groups when producing output for reaction values (YES/NO) {NO}

RGN: name of the assigned group when producing output for reaction values

bDISP: option to output the displacement values when producing the output for moving load

analysis results for a displacement (YES/NO) {YES}

bDG: option to assign groups when producing output for

displacement values (YES/NO) {NO}

DGN: name of the assigned group when producing output for

displacement values

bFM: option to output the member force values when producing the output for moving load

analysis results for a member force (YES/NO) {YES}

bFG: option to assign groups when producing output for

member force values (YES/NO) {NO}

FGN: name of the assigned group when producing output for

member force values
 

*HYD-CTRL (Hydration Analysis Control )

Aalysis conditions required for heat of hydration analysis

; bLAST-FINAL, STAGE, CN-FACTOR, INIT-TEMPER, EVALUATION, bCNS, TYPE, iITER, TOL

bLAST-FINAL: selection of a construction stage, which is considered as the Final stage

of the structure during the construction-staged heat of hydration analysis

= YES: Last Stage

= NO: Other Stage

STAGE: construction stage to be applied as the final stage

CN-FACTOR: Temporal Discretization Factor in heat transfer analysis

INIT-TEMPER: initial temperature used in heat transfer analysis

EVALUATION: location of a solid element for which stresses are produced

= CENTER: stess in the center point of the solid element used as the stress in the

entire element

= GAUSS: Gauss integration point stresses used as the nodal stresses

= NODAL: interpolated nodal stresses using the Gauss integration point stresses

bCNS: option to reflect the effects or creep and shrinkage

(YES/NO) {NO}

TYPE: select ion of creep and shrinkage

= CREEP: consider only creep

= SHRINK: consider only shrinkage

= BOTH: consider both creep and shrinkage

iITER: max number of iterations for an analysis reflecting creep

TOL: convergence tolerance
 

*NONL-CTRL (Nonlinear Analysis Control )

Assignment of analysis conditions required for a nonlinear analysis considering

large displacements

; ITER, LSTEP, MAX, bENGR, EV, bDISP, DV, bFORC, FV           ; ITER=NEWTON

; ITER, IFR, MINC, MITER, MDISP bENGR, EV, bDISP, DV,

bFORC, FV         ; ITER=ARC

1. In the case of Newton-Raphson

ITER: selection of the method of iterative analysis

= NEWTON: Newton-Raphson

= ARC: Arc-Length

LSTEP: total load divided into the number of Load Steps and applied to each step.

MAX: maximum number of iterations of analysis for each Load Step

bENGR: assement of convergence by Norm base value of energy

(load 큕isplacement) (YES/NO) {NO}

EV: energy Norm

bDISP: assement of convergence by Norm base value of  

displacement (YES/NO) {NO}

DV: displacement Norm

bFORC: assement of convergence by Norm base value of  

member force (YES/NO) {NO}  

FV: member force Norm

 

2. In the case of Arc-Length

IFR: Ratio of the Initial Force for Unit Arc-Length

MINC: maximum number of increment steps

MITER: maximum number of iterations of analysis for each Increment Step

MDISP: magnitude of maximum displacement
 

*STAGE-CTRL (Construction Stage Analysis Control Data )

Assignment of analysis conditions required for using the analysis functions for

a bridge by construction stages

; bLAST-FINAL, FINAL-STAGE, CPFC, bCALC-CSP      ; line 1

; bINC-NLA, iMAXITER, bENEG, EV, bDISP, DV, bFORC,

FV             ; line 2

; bINC-TDE, bCNS, TYPE, iITER, TOL, bTTLE_CS, bVAR,

bTTLE_ES    ; line 3

; bOUCC, bITS, iITS, bATS, iT10, iT100, iT1K, iT5K, iT10K  ; line 4

; LCNAME1, LCNAME2, LCNAME3, ...       ; from line 5

bLAST-FINAL: selection of a construction stage, which is  considered

as the Final stage of the structure during the construction stage analysis

= YES: Last Stage

= NO: Other Stage

FINAL-STAGE: construction stage to be applied as the final stage

CPFC: cable-pretension force control

= INTERNAL: internal force

= EXTERNAL: external force

bCALC-CSP: calculate output for each part (YES/NO)

bINC-NLA: option to include nonlinear analysis reflecting the

change of geometric shapes (YES/NO) {NO}  

iMAXITER: max number of iterative analyses for each Load Step

bENEG: assement of convergence by Norm base value of energy (load displacement)  

(YES/NO) {NO}

EV: energy Norm

bDISP: assement of convergence by Norm base value of  

displacement (YES/NO) {NO}

DV: displacement Norm

bFORC: assement of convergence by Norm base value of  

member force (YES/NO) {NO}  

FV: member force Norm

bINC-TDE: option to analyze the structure by reflecting the time

dependent material properties (YES/NO) {NO}

bCNS: option to consider creep and shrinkage (YES/NO) {NO}  

TYPE: select ion of creep and shrinkage  

= CREEP: consider only creep  

= SHRINK: consider only shrinkage  

= BOTH: consider both creep and shrinkage

iITER: max number of iterations when performing an analysis reflecting creep

TOL: convergence tolerance

bTTLE_CS: option to consider creep and shrinkage when

reflecting the tension force loss in tendons (YES/NO) {NO}  

bVAR: option to apply the change of modulus of elasticity of

concrete based on member ages (YES/NO) {NO}  

bTTLE_ES: option to consider elastic shortening when reflecting

the tension force loss in tendons (YES/NO) {NO}

bOUCC: only the user-specified creep coefficient used (YES/NO) {NO}

bITS: option to create Additional Step when considering creep (YES/NO)

iITS: number of Time Steps to be created internally

bATS: option to automatically create Time step when T (Time Gap) is large (YES/NO)

iT10: number of Time steps to be created when T>10

iT100: number of Time steps to be created when T>100

iT1K: number of Time steps to be created when T>1000

iT5K: number of Time steps to be created when T>5000iT10K: number of Time steps

to be created when T>10000

LCNAME1: load cases to be distinguished from dead load for CS output
 

*MEMBER (Member)

; ELEM, bREVERSE, AELEM1, AELEM2

ELEM: element number    

bREVERSE: change the local axis of an element (YES/NO)     

AELEM1: element number to be assigned

*DGN-MATL (Modify Steel (Concrete) Material)

Used when changing input material data or when modifying the material data of

concrete and steel

; iMAT, TYPE, MNAME, [DATA1]              ; STEEL

; iMAT, TYPE, MNAME, [DATA2], RBCODE, RBMAIN,

RBSUB, FCI    ; CONC

; iMAT, TYPE, MNAME, [DATA3], [DATA4], RBCODE,

RBMAIN; SRC

; [DATA1] : 1, DB, NAME or 2, ELAST, POISN, DEN, FU,

FY1, FY2, FY3, FY4

; [DATA2] : 1, DB, NAME or 2, ELAST, POISN, DEN, FC

; [DATA3] : 1, DB, NAME or 2, ELAST, FU, FY1, FY2, FY3, FY4

; [DATA4] : 1, DB, NAME or 2, ELAST, FC

iMAT: material number

TYPE: type of material  

= CONC

= STEEL

= SRC

MNAME: name of material

RBCODE: select a standard for reinforcing steel

 = KS (RC)

= KS-Civil (RC)

RBMAIN: material of the main reinforcing steel

= SD 24

= SD 30

= SD35

= SD40

RBSUB: material of the beam reinforcing steel (shear steel)

= SD 24

= SD 30

= SD35

= SD40

In the case of [DATA1]

1 = DB: Database (*refer to MATERIAL)    

NAME: name of the database

2 = ELAST: modulus of elasticity    

POISN: poisson's  ratio    

DEN: density    

FU: Tensile Strength    

FY1~FY4: Yield strengths for different thicknesses of members

based on applicable standard

In the case of [DATA2]

2 = ELAST: elastic modulus of concrete    

POISN: poisson's ratio of concrete     

DEN: density of concrete     

FC: design standard strength of concrete
 

*DGN-SECT

Printing out forces of plate elements in a graph form at a selected cutting line

; iSEC, TYPE, SNAME, OFFSET, SHAPE, [DATA],

{CCSHAPE}; DB/USER

; iSEC, TYPE, SNAME, OFFSET, SHAPE, BLT, D1, D2, D3,

D4, D5, D6; 1st line - VALUE

;       AREA, ASy, ASz, Ixx, Iyy, Izz      ; 2nd line

;       CyP, CyM, CzP, CzM, QyB, QzB, PERI_OUT, PERI_IN,

Cy, Cz; 3rd line

; iSEC, TYPE, SNAME, OFFSET, SHAPE, iREPLACE, ELAST, DEN, POIS, POIC ; 1st line - SRC

;       D1, D2, [DATA]                      ; 2nd line

; iSEC, TYPE, SNAME, OFFSET, SHAPE, 1, DB, NAME1,

NAME2, D1, D2; COMBINED

; iSEC, TYPE, SNAME, OFFSET, SHAPE, 2, D11, D12, D13,

D14, D15, D21, D22, D23, D24

; iSEC, TYPE, SNAME, OFFSET, SHAPE, iyVAR, izVAR,

STYPE; 1st line - TAPERED

;       DB, NAME1, NAME2         ; 2nd line (STYPE=DB)

;       [DIM1], [DIM2]          ; 2nd line (STYPE=USER)

;       D11, D12, D13, D14, D15, D16; 2nd line (STYPE=VALUE)

;       AREA1, ASy1, ASz1, Ixx1, Iyy1,

Izz1; 3rd line (STYPE=VALUE)

;       CyP1, CyM1, CzP1, CzM1, QyB1, QzB1, PERI_OUT1, PERI_IN1, Cy1, Cz1

; 4th line(STYPE=VALUE)

;       D21, D22, D23, D24, D25, D26

; 5th line (STYPE=VALUE)

;       AREA2, ASy2, ASz2, Ixx2, Iyy2,

Izz2; 6th line (STYPE=VALUE)

;       CyP2, CyM2, CzP2, CzM2, QyB2, QzB2, PERI_OUT2, PERI_IN2, Cy2, Cz2

            ; 7th line (STYPE=VALUE)

; [DATA] : 1, DB, NAME or 2, D1, D2, D3, D4, D5, D6

; [DIM1], [DIM2] : D1, D2, D3, D4, D5, D6
 

* refer to Section

*DGN-CTRL (General Design Data)

Input required data for design

; bFRAMEX, bFRAMEY, bAUTOKF LC1, LC2, LC3, LC4, LC5, RT, DT, bAF, bMO, bSF; 1st line

; STORY1, XMIN1, XMAX1, YMIN1, YMAX1, RMIN1,

RMAX1; 2nd line

; ...                                                         ; ...

; STORYn, XMINn, XMAXn, YMINn, YMAXn, RMINn,

RMAXn; n+1th line

bFRAMEX: define Unbraced | Sway or Braced | Non-sway frame in the global X-direction.

bFRAMEY: define Unbraced | Sway or Braced | Non-sway frame in the global Y-direction.

bAUTOKF: select if the effective buckling length factors are to be automatically calculate.d

LC1: the live load cases that the live load reduction factor is applicable

RT: the methods for calculating the live reduction factor

 0 = General Design Code

 1 = Chinese Standard

DT: design type

3D: 3-D

XY: X-Y plane

XZ: X-Z plane

YZ: Y-Z plane

bAF: live load reduction factor of axial force(YES/NO)

bMO: live load reduction factor of moments(YES/NO)

bSF: live load reduction factor of shear force(YES/NO)

STORY1: name of the reference story where the live load reduction factor is to be applied

XMIN1, XMAX1: the minimum(maximum) global X-coordinate

YMIN1, YMAX1: the minimum(maximum) global Y-coordinate

RMIN1, RMAX1: The range within which the live load reduction factor is to be applied
 

*CM-FACTOR (Moment Factor)

the Equivalent Moment correction Factor of the beam-column members

; ELEM_LIST, bAUTOCALC, CMy, CMz

ELEM_LIST: element number

bAUTOCALC: apply this item if the value is to be auto-calculated by the program  (YES/NO){NO}

CMy: Equivalent moment correction factor applied to the unbraced length portion of

a member bent about its strong axis {0}

CMz: Equivalent moment correction factor applied to the unbraced length portion of

a member bent about its weak axis {0}
 

*F-MAGNIFY (Moment Magnifier)

Moment Magnification Factors

; ELEM_LIST, B1y, B1z, B2y, B2z

ELEM_LIST : element number

B1y: Moment magnification factor for members subjected to vertical loads in

a frame braced against sidesway for strong axis bending {0}

B1z: Moment magnification factor for members subjected to vertical loads in

a frame braced against sidesway for weak axis bending {0}

B2y: Moment magnification factor for members subjected to horizontal loads in

a frame unbraced against sidesway for strong axis bending {1}

B2z: : Moment magnification factor for members subjected to horizontal loads in

a frame unbraced against sidesway for weak axis bending. {1}
 

*K-FACTOR (Effective Length Factor)

Effective Length Factors for the unbraced lengths

; ELEM_LIST, Ky, Kz

ELEM_LIST: element number

Ky: Effective buckling length factor for buckling about strong axis {1}

Kz: Effective buckling length factor for buckling about weak axis {1}

*LENGTH (Unbraced Length)

the unbraced lengths for buckling about the strong (y-axis) and weak (z-axis) axes

of the selected compression membersthe laterally unbraced length for the

compression flange of a member bent about its weak axis

; ELEM_LIST, Ly, Lz, bNOTUSE, Lb, bAUTOCALC, Le

ELEM_LIST : element number

Ly: Unbraced length for buckling about strong axis (determined by braces in z-dir.)

Lz: Unbraced length for buckling about weak axis (determined by braces in y-dir.)

bNOTUSE: Select this item, if the allowable bending stress computation about

the member`s strong axis is to neglect the laterally unbraced length (YES/NO){NO}

Lb: Laterally unbraced length

bAUTOCALC: Select this item, if the Effective Unbraced Length, Le is auto-calculated according to the BS 5950-90 Code

Le: the Effective Unbracedl Lngth according to the BS 5950-90 Code
 

*MEMBERTYPE (ModifyMember Type)

The type of members used in the design of steel and RC members

; ELEM_LIST, TYPE

ELEM_LIST: element number

TYPE: the member type to be used in design

= Beam

= Column

= Brace

*LIMITSRATIO (Limit Slenderness Ratio  )

Allowable limit slenderness ratio

; ELEM_LIST, bNOTCHECK, COMP, TENS

ELEM_LIST: element number

NOTCHECK: Select this item if the limiting slenderness ratios (KL/r) are of no interest.

If selected, design results reflecting the slenderness effects are not produced. (YES/NO){NO}

COMP: Limiting slenderness ratio for members under axial compression {200}

TENS: Limiting slenderness ratio for members under axial tension {300}
 

*SECTDATA-DGN (Beam/Column Section Data for Design)

; iSEC, TYPE, SBARNUM, SBARNAME, Dt, Db; TYPE=BEAM

; iSEC, TYPE, SBARNUM, SBARNAME, Dc; TYPE=COLM

ISEC: section number

TYPE: beam/column

= BEAM: beam

= COLM: column

SBARNUM: number of stirrup bars

SBARNAME: bar size of stirrups

Dt: distance from the center of top rebars to the top of section

Db: distance from the center of bottom rebars to the bottom of  section

Dc: distance from the centroid of rebars to the concrete surface
 

*SECTDATA-CHK ( Beam/Column Section Data for Design)

; iSEC, TYPE, ENVTYPE                             ; line  1

; [BEAM-T]-I , [BEAM-T]-M , [BEAM-T]-J      ; line  2(layer1)

; ...                                                            ; ...

; [BEAM-T]-I , [BEAM-T]-M , [BEAM-T]-J      ; line  6(layer5)

; [BEAM-B]-I , [BEAM-B]-M , [BEAM-B]-J   ; line  7(layer1)

; ...                                                            ; ...

; [BEAM-B]-I , [BEAM-B]-M , [BEAM-B]-J   ; line 11(layer5)

; [SUB-BAR]-I, [SUB-BAR]-M, [SUB-BAR]-J   ; line 12

; Dc1, [COLM]-P1, [COLM]-P2, [COLM]-P3    ; line  2(layer1

; ...                                                            ; ...

; Dc5, [COLM]-P1, [COLM]-P2, [COLM]-P3     ; line  6(layer5)

; [BEAM-T] : Dt, NUM, S1, S2

; [BEAM-B] : Db, NUM, S1, S2

; [SUB-BAR] : NUM, S, DIST

; [COLM] : NUM, S1, S2

iSEC: section number     

TYPE: beam/column

= BEAM: beam

= COL: column

ENVTYPE: environment type

= DRY: dry

 =HUM: humid

= COR: corrosive

= HCOR: highly corrosive

[BEAM-T]: rebar information at top of beam

[BEAM-B]: rebar information at bottom of beam

[SUB-BAR]: data for stirrups

Dc1: distance from the centroid of rebars to the concrete surface

[COLM]: rebar data for column

Dt: distance from the center of top rebars to the top of section

Db: distance from the center of bottom rebars to the bottom of    section

NUM: number of rebars

S1: size of the first reba

S2: size of the second rebar

S: size of stirrup

DIST: spacing of stirrups
 

 

*SUP-FACTOR (Scale Up Factor for Column)

; ELEM_LIST, SCALE-UP-FACTOR

ELEM_LIST: list of elements

SCALE-UP-FACTOR: factor for scaling up

*SUP-EQ (Scale Up Factor for Earthquake)

The scale up factor in respect to the load combination that includes the

seismic load conditions and the seismic load. It is applied to the Chinese standards

; ELEM_LIST, LC-AXIAL, LC-MOMENT, LC-SHEAR, LCB, AXIAL, LCB-MOMENT, LCB-SHEAR

ELEM_LIST : element number

LC-AXIAL: the scale up factor in respect to the axial force of the

seismic load conditions

LC-MOMENT: the scale up factor in respect to the moment of the

seismic load conditions

LC-SHEAR: the scale up factor in respect to the shear force of the

seismic load conditions

LCB-AXIAL: the scale up factor in respect to the axial force of the load

combination that includes seismic loads

LCB-MOMENT: the scale up factor in respect to the moment of the load

combination that includes seismic loads

LCB-SHEAR: the scale up factor in respect to the shear force of the load

combination that includes seismic loads
 

*CUTLINE (Cutting Line)

Graphic output of internal forces of plate elements along a cutting line

; NAME, DIR, PT1X, PT1Y, PT1Z, PT2X, PT2Y, PT2Z, iR,iG, iB

NAME: name of Cutting Line to be registered

DIR: orientation of graphic output

= NORMAL: produce the graph normal to the plate elements

= INPLANE: produce the graph in the in-plane direction of the plate elements

PT1X: starting point of the Cutting Line

PT2X: end point of the Cutting Line

iR: color number of Red

iG: color number of Green

iB: color number of Blue
 

*CUTLINE2 (Plate Cutting Line Diagram)

Graphic output of internal forces of plate elements along a cutting line

; NAME, DIR, PT1X, PT1Y, PT1Z, PT2X, PT2Y, PT2Z, PT3X, PT3Y, PT3Z, iR, iG, iB

NAME: name of Cutting Line to be registered

DIR: orientation of graphic output

= NORMAL: produce the graph normal to the plate elements

= INPLANE: produce the graph in the in-plane direction of the plate elements

PT1X: starting point of the Cutting Line

PT2X: Coordinates defining the local x-direction vector

PT3X: Coordinates defining the local x-y plane vector

iR: color number of Red

iG: color number of Green

iB: color number of Blue

*UNKCONS (Unknown Load Factor Constraints)

Specifying the constraint conditions to be satisfied by the load combination results,

which include unknown load factors

; NAME, TYPE, iID, iPOINT, iCOMP, COND, bVALUE, VALUE, iOBJ

NAME: name of the constraint conditions

TYPE: type of the constraint conditions

= REAC: Reaction

= DISP: Displacement

= TRUSS: Truss force

= BEAM: Beam force

iID: node (corresponding element) number

iPOINT: selection of the location of the member force

iCOMP: selection of the member force component

COND: Equality/Inequality Condition

= LE: Less than or Equal to

= EQ: Equal to   = GE: Greater than or Equal to

bVALUE: option to enter Value (YES/NO)

VALUE: value to be satisfied for the reaction component

(displacement component, member force of truss or beam) entered in the load

 combination, which includes unknown load factors

iOBJ: Other Node
 

*UNKFACTOR (Unknown Load Factor Data )

Creating new unknown load factor groups by entering the conditions

to obtain unknown load factors

; NAME=NAME, LCOMB, FTYPE, SIGN        ; 1st line

;      UNKCONS1, UNKCONS2, ..., UNKCONSn          ; 2nd line

;      LCNAME1, WF1, LCNAME2, WF2, ...     ; from 3rd line

NAME: name of the unknown load factor group

LCOMB: load combination used to calculate the unknown load factors

※ the load combination for calculating the unknown load factors must include

the load conditions determining the load factors

FTYPE: selecting the composition method of object functions composed of unknown

load factors

= LINEAR: load factor' the linear sum of the absolute values of the weight factors

= SQUARE: load factor' the linear sum of the squares of the weight factors

= MAXIMUM: load factor' the max value of the absolute values of the weight factors

SIGN: assignment of the signs to the values calculated for the unknown load factors

= NEG: assigns the range of the value to minus (-)

= BOTH: assigns the range of the value to all ranges

= POS: assigns the range of the value to plus (+)

UNKCONS1: constraint conditions to be satisfied by the load combination results,

which include unknown load factorsLCNAME1: name of load case used as the

unknown load factor

WF1: scale factor, which is intended to adjust the relative importance of the object

function by assigning a weight factor to an unknown load factor

*BATCHCVT-MVLTRC (Batch Conversion from MVLRC to Static Load)

A number of loading conditions of different moving load locations are converted

into static loadings and produced as model files of the MCT type.

This is an extremely useful feature when a number of loading conditions need to be converted.

Conversion is carried out by loading locations, result types, etc. all at once.

; NAME=NAME, TYPE                            ; 1st line;     

:NODE_OR_ELEMENT_LIST             ; 2nd line

;      bPART_I, bPART_1_4, bPART_1_2, bPART_3_4, bPART_J         ; 3rd line

;      bFxx, bFyy, bFzz, bMxx, bMyy, bMzz, bVxx, bVyy           ; 4th line

;      MOVING_LC1, MINMAX1, ... , MOVING_LCn,

;      MOVING_LC1, MINMAX1, ... , MOVING_LCn, MINMAXn        ; from 5th line

NAME: the name of the batch conversion

TYPE: Type of result

REAC: Reaction

DEFORM: Displacement

TRUSS_F: Truss Forces

Beam_F: Beam Forces

Plate_F: Plate Force

Beam_S: Beam Stresses

NODE_OR_ELEMENT_LIST: The list of the elements and nodes to be converted

bPART_I: the i-end of the beam element

bPART_1_4: the 1/4 position of the beam element

bPART_1_2: the 1/2 position of the beam element

bPART_3_4: the 3/4 position of the beam element

bPART_J: the j-end of the beam element

bFxx: Fxx of the plate element forces

bFyy: Fyy of the plate element forces

bFzz: Fzz of the plate element forces

bMxx: Mxx of the plate element forces

bMyy: Myy of the plate element forces

bMzz: Mzz of the plate element forces

bVxx: Vxx of the plate element forces

bVyy: Vyy of the plate element forces

MOVING_LC1: the dynamic load condition results to be printed

MINMAX1: Min/Max of the dynamic load conditions

*HYD-NODE (Heat of Hydration Node )

Specifying the directional component of the nodes and stresses for which

the time history analysis results of a heat of hydration analysis will be produced

; NAME, iNODE, iCOMP

NAME: name of the graph of the time history analysis

iNODE: node number

iCOMP: stress component

= 0 : Sig-XX

= 1 : Sig-YY

= 2 : Sig-ZZ

= 3 : Max (X, Y, Z)

*CAMBER-CTRL (Canber Contrd Data)

; BODY_GROUP, SUPP_GROUP, KEYSEG_GROUP

BODY_GROUP: bridge girder element grou

SUPP_GROUP: support node group

KEYSEG_GROUP: key-segment element group

*REAC-POS (Reaction Position)

Check the changes of support reactions at various pier support positions

with the progress of construction stages.

; NAME=NAME, DESC                      ; line 1

; STAGE1, NODE1, STAG2, NODE2, ...    ; from line 2

NAME: reaction point information

DESC: brief description

STAGE1: construction stage name

NODE1: node number of reaction point for the corresponding construction stage

*LOCALDIR-FSUM (Data for Local Direction Force Sum)

The load conditions and combination results of the local coordinate

; NAME=NAME, MODE, ANAL, LCB, TOL, bZVECTOR, ZVX, ZVY, ZVZ         ; 1st line

;      X1, Y1, Z1, X2, Y2, Z2, X3, Y3, Z3, ...      ; from line 2

NAME: load case

MODE: the method of selecting the subject plane that includes the nodes

where internal forces are to be combined

ANAL: types of loads

LCB: load case

TOL: tolerence

BZVECTOR: Enter a vector to define the z-axis of the local coordinate system to

which Result Output is referenced  (YES/NO) {NO}

ZVX: the x-coordinates of the vertical vector of the surface

ZVY: the y-coordinates of the vertical vector of the surface

ZVZ: the z-coordinates of the vertical vector of the surface

X1: the coordinates of the first node in the x- direction in the global coordinate system

]Y1: the coordinates of the first node in the y- direction in the global coordinate system

Z1: the coordinates of the first node in the z- direction in the global coordinate system

Y2: the coordinates of the second node in the y- direction in the global coordinate system

Z2: the coordinates of the second node in the z- direction in the global coordinate system

X3: the coordinates of the third node in the x- direction in the global coordinate system

Y3: the coordinates of the third node in the y- direction in the global coordinate system

Z3: the coordinates of the third node in the z- direction in the global coordinate system
 

 

* IHINGE-PROP (Inelastic Hinge Property)

Inelastic hinge properties

; NAME, bAUTO, MTYPE, MCODE, iMATL, iSECT, MBTYPE, ELPOS, ITYPE, HTYPE, DEF,FIBER, DESC; line 1

; bFx, HLOC[NSECT], HYST, [M_PROP]                     ; line 2

; bFy, HLOC[NSECT], HYST, [M_PROP]                      ; line 3

; bFz, HLOC[NSECT], HYST, [M_PROP]                       ; line 4

; bMx, HLOC[NSECT], HYST, [M_PROP]                    ; line 5

; bMy, HLOC[NSECT], HYST, [M_PROP]                   ; line 6

; bMz, HLOC[NSECT], HYST, [M_PROP]                    ; line 7

; bPMAUTO, PC0, [PMDATA], [PMDATA]                  ; line 8

; bYSAUTO, GAMMA1ST, GAMMA2ND, ALPHA, COUPLING, [YSDATA], [YSDATA] ; line 9

; [M_PROP] : bSYM, bUSE, DEFORM, SFTYPE, STIFF, [VALUE1]-TENS, [VALUE1]-COMP

; KIN, ORG, PKO, DEG

; [M_PROP] : bSYM, bUSE, DEFORM, SFTYPE, STIFF, [VALUE2]-TENS,

[VALUE2]-COMP, EXPO        ; CLO

; [M_PROP] : bSYM, bUSE, DEFORM, SFTYPE, STIFF, [VALUE1]-TENS,

[VALUE1]-COMP, EXPO, FACTOR   ; TAK

; [PMDATA] : MC0, PC, PCB, MC, PY, PYB, MY, P1ST1, .. P1ST11, M1ST1, .. M1ST11, P2ND1, .. P2ND11, M2ND1, .. M2ND11

; [YSDATA] : BETAY1ST, BETAY2ND, BETAZ1ST, BETAZ2ND

; [VALUE1] : CRACKF, CRACKM, YIELDF, YIELDM, SRR1ST, SRR2ND, CAP1, ... CAP5

; [VALUE2] : YIELDF, YIELDM, SRR, CAP1, ... CAP5

; ELEM_LIST, PROP

NAME: inelastic hinge property name

bAUTO: yield strength (yield surface) whether or not to auto-calculate (YES/NO)

MTYPE: material type

MCODE: design standards (select AISC, AIJ standards)

iMATL: material number

iSECT: section number

MBTYPE: type of element to which an elastic hinge will be applied

ELPOS: position of member to which an elastic hinge will be applied

ITYPE: method of applying axial-moment interaction

HTYPE: type of inelastic hinge

DEF: hysteresis model of inelastic hinge

FIBER: name of fiber element

DESC: description of inelastic hinge properties

bFx: whether or not to apply x-dir. member force component of the inelastic hinge (Yes/No)->Fy, Fz, Mx, My, Mz similar

HLOC[NSECT]: number of integration points of a distributed type hinge (max 20)

HYST: input for hysteresis model of inelastic hinge

= KIN: Kinematic Hardening

= ORG: Origin-oriented

= PKO: Peak-oriented

= CLO: Clough

= DEG: Degrading Trilinear

= TAK: Takeda

[M_PROP]: input for inelastic hinge properties by components

1. In cases of KIN, ORG, PKO, DEG

bSYM: input whether or not symmetrical

= 0: Symmetric

= 1: Asymmetric

bUSE: method of specifying yield strength

= 0: User Input

= 1: Auto-calculation

DEFORM: method of calculating ductility

= 0: ductility for the first yielding deformation (D/D1)

= 1: ductility for the second yielding deformation (D/D2)

SFTYPE: input initial stiffness of beam element

= 0 : 6EI/L

= 1 : 3EI/L

= 2 : 2EI/L

STIFF: user defined initial stiffness

[VALUE1]

CRACF: 1st yield strength

CRACM: 1st yield moment

YIELDF: 2nd yield strength

YIELDM: 2nd yield moment

SRR1ST: stiffness ratio after 1st yielding

SRR2ND: stiffness ratio after 2nd yielding

CAR1: input reference ductility for identifying hinge status (max. 5)

 

2. In case of CLO

bSYM: input whether or not symmetrical

= 0: Symmetric

= 1: Asymmetric

bUSE: method of specifying yield strength

= 0 : User Input

= 1 : Auto-calculation

DEFORM: method of calculating ductility

= 0: ductility for the first yielding deformation (D/D1)

= 1: ductility for the second yielding deformation (D/D2)

SFTYPE: input initial stiffness of beam element

= 0: 6EI/L

= 1: 3EI/L

= 2: 2EI/L

STIFF: user defined initial stiffness

[VALUE1]

CRACF: 1st yield strength

CRACM: 1st yield moment

YIELDF: 2nd yield strength

YIELDM: 2nd yield moment

SRR1ST: stiffness ratio after 1st yielding

SRR2ND: stiffness ratio after 2nd yielding

CAR1: input reference ductility for identifying hinge status (max. 5)

EXPO: input unloading stiffness ratio to reflect stiffness reduction effect

 

3. In case of TAK

bSYM: input whether or not symmetrical

= 0: Symmetric

= 1: Asymmetric

bUSE: method of specifying yield strength

= 0: User Input

= 1: Auto-calculation

DEFORM: method of calculating ductility

= 0: ductility for the first yielding deformation (D/D1)

= 1: ductility for the second yielding deformation (D/D2)

SFTYPE: input initial stiffness of beam element

= 0: 6EI/L

= 1: 3EI/L

= 2: 2EI/L

STIFF: user defined initial stiffness

[VALUE1]

CRACF: 1st yield strength

CRACM: 1st yield moment

YIELDF: 2nd yield strength

YIELDM: 2nd yield moment

SRR1ST: stiffness ratio after 1st yielding

SRR2ND: stiffness ratio after 2nd yielding

CAR1: input reference ductility for identifying hinge status (max. 5)

EXPO: input unloading stiffness ratio to reflect stiffness reduction effect

FACTOR: unloading stiffness reduction factor for inner loop

bPMAUTO: type of input for NM interaction

 = YES: Auto-calculation

 = NO: User Input

PC0: cracking strength due to pure tension force

 

[PMDATA]

MCO: bending cracking strength of a section without the presence of axial force

PC: 1st yield strength under tension force

PCB: axial force at the time of balanced failure in the first yield interaction curve

MC: maximum bending yield strength at the time of balanced failure in the first yield interaction curve

PY: 2nd yield strength under pure tension force

PYB: axial force at the time of balanced failure in the second yield interaction curve

MY: maximum bending yield strength in the second yield interaction curve

P1ST1~11: coordinates of axial and tension forces on NM interaction curve for the first yielding

M1ST1~11: coordinates of bending strengths on NM interaction curve for the first yielding

P2ND1~11: coordinates of axial and tension forces on NM interaction curve for the second yielding

M2ND1~11: coordinates of bending strengths on NM interaction curve for the second yielding

bYSAUTO: method of entering parameters for a 3-D yield surface

 = YES: Auto-calculation

 = NO: User Input

GAMMA1ST: exponential power for determining moment ratio for the first yield surface

GAMMA2ND: exponential power for determining moment ratio for the second yield surface

ALPHA: exponential power for My-Mz  interaction for the 1st and 2nd yield surfaces

 

[YSDATA]

BETAY1ST: exponential power of axial force ratio in 1st yield surface in x-axis direction

BETAY2ND: exponential power of axial force ratio in 2nd yield surface in y-axis direction

BETAZ1ST: exponential power of axial force ratio in 1st yield surface in z-axis direction

BETAZ2ND: exponential power of axial force ratio in 2nd yield surface in z-axis direction
 

*FIBER-MATL    (Fiber Material Properties)

Definition of fiber materials

; NAME, TYPE, FY, E, B               ; TYPE=STEEL

; NAME, TYPE, FC, E0, K, Z, EU       ; TYPE=CONC

NAME: name of fiber material

TYPE: type of fiber material

 = CONC: Concrete

 = STEEL: Steel

1) In case TYPE=STEEL

FY: yield strength of rebars

E: modulus of elasticity

B: stiffness reduction factor after yielding

2) In case TYPE=CONC

FC: concrete compressive cylinder strength

E0: ultimate strain

K: factor, which accounts for the strength increase due to confinement

Z: Strain softening slope - coefficient representing the stiffness in the concrete softening zone after compression yielding

EU: strain at maximum stress
 

*FIBER-DIVISION  (Fiber Division of Section)

Fiber division of section

; NAME=NAME, SEC                             ; line 1

; FMTYPE1, FMTYPE2, FMTYPE3, bMONITOR, FNO1, FNO2, ... , FNO8      ; line 2

; NO1, bREBAR, AREA1, CY1, CZ1, iFMAT1, X11, Y11, X12, Y12, ...; from line 3

Name: fiber section name

SEC: section name

FMTYPE1: fiber property type (TYPE1)

FMTYPE2: fiber property type (TYPE2)

FMTYPE3: fiber property type (TYPE3)

bMONITOR: whether or not to check analysis results at a specific section part (Yes/No)

FNO1~FNO8: number for a specific section part (bMONITOR in a subsequent release)

NO1: number for a specific section part

bREBAR: whether or not rebars are used (Yes/No)

AREA1: cross-sectional area

CY1: location of centroid in Y-axis

CY2: location of centroid in Z-axis

iFMAT1: material type

X11: X-axis coordinate of section

Y11: Y-axis coordinate of section

 

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Q1. In *LOADCOMB command, could you please explain what the following are: bES, iSERV-TYPE and nLCOMTYPE?