Important

Version 3.4.0.5 is released!

Python 3.9 is required for Windows.

OpenSeesPy is on PyPi (Windows, Linux, Mac).

The latest version of this document can be found at https://openseespydoc.readthedocs.io/en/latest/.

OpenSeesPy is free for research, education, and internal use. Commercial redistribution of OpenSeesPy, such as, but not limited to, an application or cloud-based service that uses import openseespy, requires a license similar to that required for commercial redistribution of OpenSees.exe. Contact Dr. Minjie Zhu (zhum@oregonstate.edu) for commercial licensing details.

Note

Questions including modeling issues and the use of OpenSeesPy, please post on OpenSeesPy Forum.

You are very welcome to contribute to OpenSeesPy with new command documents and examples by sending pull requests through github pulls.

For errors in this document, submit on github issues.

The OpenSeesPy Library

OpenSeesPy is a Python 3 interpreter of OpenSees. A minimum script is shown below:

# import OpenSeesPy
import openseespy.opensees as ops

# wipe model
ops.wipe()

# create model
ops.model('basic', '-ndm', 2, '-ndf', 3)

# print model
ops.printModel()