PySimple1 Material

uniaxialMaterial('PySimple1', matTag, soilType, pult, Y50, Cd, c=0.0)

This command is used to construct a PySimple1 uniaxial material object.

matTag (int) integer tag identifying material
soilType (int)

soilType = 1 Backbone of p-y curve approximates Matlock (1970) soft clay relation.

soilType = 2 Backbone of p-y curve approximates API (1993) sand relation.

pult (float) Ultimate capacity of the p-y material. Note that “p” or “pult” are distributed loads [force per length of pile] in common design equations, but are both loads for this uniaxialMaterial [i.e., distributed load times the tributary length of the pile].
Y50 (float) Displacement at which 50% of pult is mobilized in monotonic loading.
Cd (float) Variable that sets the drag resistance within a fully-mobilized gap as Cd*pult.
c (float) The viscous damping term (dashpot) on the far-field (elastic) component of the displacement rate (velocity). (optional Default = 0.0). Nonzero c values are used to represent radiation damping effects

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