`structure beam list`

command

Syntax

- structure beam list keyword <range>
Primary keywords:

apply element-type force-node group information length model plastic-state plastic-stress plastic-stress-bounds property system-local

List properties and responses of beam elements in the range. If no keyword is given, the default output of the command is that associated with the

`information`

keyword.- apply
List uniform applied distributed load acting on the element.

- element-type
List the finite element type.

- force-node <keyword>
Listw thegeneralized nodal forces (force and moment) acting on the element. These are the generalized forces exerted by the nodes on the element.

- local
Express listed values in the element coordinate system (the default).

- global
Express listed values in the global coordinate system.

- group <slot s >
List group assignment(s). If slot is specified, then list the group assignment, if any, in slot s.

- information
List general element information: nodal connectivity, centroid, surface area, volume, and hide/select status.

- length
List length of the element.

- model
List the constitutive model of the element.

- plastic-state <integration-point ind > (3D ONLY)
List plasticity state indicators. Each beam element with a plastic material model has a number of integration points distributed throughout its volume, and each of them tracks its plasticity state. The plasticity states at all integration points are listed, unless integration-point is specified. The integration point locations are shown here and here. The plasticity states of the plastic constitutive models can be listed by the

`structure beam cmodel list states`

command.

- plastic-stress <integration-point ind > (3D ONLY)
List stress for elements with a plastic material model. The plasticity is induced by axial and bending deformations; twisting deformation induces an elastic response. Each beam element with a plastic material model has a number of integration points distributed throughout its volume, and each of them tracks its axial stress. The axial stress is the only non-zero stress component arising from axial and bending deformation. The axial stress (\(\sigma_{xx}\)) is expressed in the beam element coordinate system. The axial stress at all integration points is listed, unless integration-point is specified. The integration point locations are shown here and here.

- plastic-stress-bounds (3D ONLY)
List minimum and maximum axial stress for elements with a plastic material model by checking over all integration points.

- property <integration-point ind > keyword <scaled bscaled >
The properties consist of constitutive model properties, and additional properties of beam-type elements. The constitutive model properties are listed by specifying the constitutive model property name; these names are not listed here. Elastic-plastic constitutive model properties are stored at each integration point. Such properties are the same at all integration points, except for the softening properties of the strain-softening/hardening Mohr Coulomb constitutive model. The value at a particular integration point is listed by specifying the integration-point keyword — the integration point locations are shown here and here.

Scaled properties are returned if the scaled keyword (FLAC2D

*ONLY*) is set to true (the default is false). If the property cannot be scaled, an error is emitted.- cross-sectional-area
cross-sectional area.

- density
mass density.

- direction-y
\(y\)-direction vector whose projection onto the element cross-section defines the \(y\)-axis of the element coordinate system.

- moi-y (3D ONLY)
moment of inertia with respect to element \(y\)-axis.

- moi-z (3D ONLY)
moment of inertia with respect to element \(z\)-axis.

- plastic-moment
plastic moment capacity in Y and Z.

- plastic-moment-y (3D ONLY)
plastic moment capacity in Y.

- plastic-moment-z (3D ONLY)
plastic moment capacity in Z.

- plastic-shear
plastic shear capacity in Y and Z.

- plastic-shear-y (3D ONLY)
plastic shear capacity in Y.

- plastic-shear-z (3D ONLY)
plastic shear capacity in Z.

- shear-coefficient-y (3D ONLY)
shear coefficient for transverse shear deformation in the \(y\)-direction (Timoshenko beam element only).

- shear-coefficient-z (3D ONLY)
shear coefficient for transverse shear deformation in the \(z\)-direction (Timoshenko beam element only).

- thermal-expansion
thermal-expansion coefficient.

- torsion-constant (3D ONLY)
torsion constant.

- system-local
element local coordinate system.

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