Plastic branch definition

@PLASTIC_BRANCH_DEFINITION {
@PLASTIC_BRANCH_NAME {EldPlsName} {
@STIFFNESS_COEFFICIENT {kp}
@PLASTIC_COEFFICIENT {ηp}
@COMMENTS {CommentText}
}
}

Introduction

Figure 1. Configuration of the plastic branch.

The plastic branch, shown in fig. 1, is a component of an elastomeric damper model. It features an elastic spring of stiffness constant kp and a plastic coefficient ηp.

The description and formulation of elastomeric dampers provides the governing equations for the plastic branch.

NOTES

  1. It is possible to attach comments to the definition of the object; these comments have no effect on its definition.