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    Osman Katli


    I have been busy with the preparation of my MsC thesis regarded with pushover analysis. Therefore, I would like to utlize NexfFEM for this purpose. Is there any typical input example file so that I can run the pushover procedures defined in procedure008.tcl? Furthermore, althouh I try to introduce the command “VertLoads $patternStart” into Opensees, I get a negative result as “invalid command name “VertLoads”. How can I deal with this problem?

    NextFEM Admin

    firstly, you’re using OpenSees, you can use NextFEM Designer as pre- and post- processor.
    “Vertloads” is a procedure for applying vertical loads, it is only a symbolic name to signify to the user that he/she should apply at that time the vertical loads.
    You have to write the function by yourself, for example using this template:

    proc VertLoads {pattern} {
    	pattern Plain $pattern Linear {
    # put all your vertical loads inside here...
    		eleLoad -ele 2110 2111 2112 2113 2114 2120 2121 2122 2123 2124 2130 2131 2132 2133 2134 2140 2141 2142 2143 2144 -type -beamUniform 0 0 -14.0

    hope this helps.

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