4.2.1.3. zeroLengthSection Element¶

element('zeroLengthSection', eleTag, *eleNodes, secTag, <'-orient', *vecx, *vecyp>, <'-doRayleigh', rFlag>)

This command is used to construct a zero length element object, which is defined by two nodes at the same location. The nodes are connected by a single section object to represent the force-deformation relationship for the element.

 eleTag (int) unique element object tag eleNodes (list (int)) a list of two element nodes secTag (int) tag associated with previously-defined Section object vecx (list (float)) a list of vector components in global coordinates defining local x-axis (optional) vecyp (list (float)) a list of vector components in global coordinates defining vector yp which lies in the local x-y plane for the element. (optional) rFlag (float) optional, default = 0 rFlag = 0 NO RAYLEIGH DAMPING (default) rFlag = 1 include rayleigh damping

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