sp command

sp(nodeTag, dof, dofValue)

This command is used to construct a single-point constraint object and add it to the enclosing LoadPattern.

nodeTag (int)

tag of node to which load is applied.

dof (int)

the degree-of-freedom at the node to which constraint is applied (1 through ndf)

dofValue (float)

reference constraint value.


The dofValue is a reference value, it is the time series that provides the load factor. The load factor times the reference value is the constraint that is actually applied to the node.