This command is used to construct a ShellDKGQ element object, which is a quadrilateral shell element based on the theory of generalized conforming element.

element('ShellDKGQ', eleTag, *eleNodes, secTag)
eleTag (int) unique element object tag
eleNodes (list (int)) a list of four element nodes in counter-clockwise order
secTag (int) tag associated with previously-defined SectionForceDeformation object. Currently can be a 'PlateFiberSection', a 'ElasticMembranePlateSection' and a 'LayeredShell' section

See also