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