Enhanced Strain Quadrilateral ElementΒΆ

This command is used to construct a four-node quadrilateral element, which uses a bilinear isoparametric formulation with enhanced strain modes.

element('enhancedQuad', eleTag, *eleNodes, thick, type, matTag)

eleTag (int)

unique element object tag

eleNodes (list (int))

a list of four element nodes in counter-clockwise order

thick (float)

element thickness

type (str)

string representing material behavior. Valid options depend on the NDMaterial object and its available material formulations. The type parameter can be either 'PlaneStrain' or 'PlaneStress'

matTag (int)

tag of nDMaterial

See also