4.7.1. Plain PatternΒΆ

pattern('Plain', patternTag, tsTag, '-fact', fact)

This commnand allows the user to construct a LoadPattern object. Each plain load pattern is associated with a TimeSeries object and can contain multiple NodalLoads, ElementalLoads and SP_Constraint objects. The command to generate LoadPattern object contains in { } the commands to generate all the loads and the single-point constraints in the pattern. To construct a load pattern and populate it, the following command is used:

patternTag (int) unique tag among load patterns.
tsTag (int) the tag of the time series to be used in the load pattern
fact (float) constant factor. (optional)


the commands below to generate all the loads and sp constraints will be included in last called pattern command.