v := struct.beam.plastic.iplocation(p,ipnum) (currently 3D ONLY)

Get the location of the integration point of a beam-type element with a plastic material model. For a beam with a rectangular cross section: the Gauss abscissae \((\xi, \eta, \zeta)\) are returned. For a beam with a circular cross section: the abscissae \((\xi, r, \theta)\) are returned. The integration point location is obtained using the formulae shown in the above two figures.


v - parametric coordinates within the element ordered as \((\xi, \eta, \zeta)\) for a beam with rectangular cross section and as \((\xi, r, \theta)\) for a beam with circular cross section


p - pointer to a beam-type element

ipnum - integration point number