# structure pile initialize command

Syntax

structure pile initialize <keyword>

Primary keywords:

Initializes quantities on the element.

The following keywords are available:

coupling

finds any deformable links attached to the element and attempts to initialize the force to match the stress state of the link target

force-axial f

initializes the axial force in the element to f by setting the internal nodal forces. Note that this will override the existing internal nodal translational force state in the element.