4.16.11. Elastic Membrane Plate Section

section('ElasticMembranePlateSection', secTag, E_mod, nu, h, rho, <Ep_modifier>)

This command allows the user to construct an ElasticMembranePlateSection object, which is an isotropic section appropriate for plate and shell analysis.

secTag (int)

unique section tag

E_mod (float)

Young’s Modulus

nu (float)

Poisson’s Ratio

h (float)

depth of section

rho (float)

mass density

Ep_modifier (float)

factor to modify out-of-plane bending stiffness (optional). E_plate = Ep_modifier*E_mod