Standard Brick Element

This element is used to construct an eight-node brick element object, which uses a trilinear isoparametric formulation.

element('stdBrick', eleTag, *eleNodes, matTag, <b1, b2, b3>)
eleTag (int) unique element object tag
eleNodes (list (int)) a list of eight element nodes in bottom and top faces and in counter-clockwise order
matTag (int) tag of nDMaterial
b1 b2 b3 (float) body forces in global x,y,z directions


  1. The valid queries to a Brick element when creating an ElementRecorder object are ‘forces’, ‘stresses,’ (‘strains’ version > 2.2.0) and ‘material $matNum matArg1 matArg2 …’ Where $matNum refers to the material object at the integration point corresponding to the node numbers in the isoparametric domain.
  2. This element can only be defined in -ndm 3 -ndf 3

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