The Non-Linear module adds to the program a long series of non-linear elements and hinges, in order to perform static and dynamic analyses.
A large variety of springs is available:
- gap and hook;
- bi-linear and tri-linear plastic laws;
- Pivot, Tomazevic-Lutman and ring-shape rules;
- symmetrical and unsymmetrical slip-type laws;
- and more…
Non-linear hinges, part of this module, are highly customizable. Through the simple scripting engine already available for verifications, hinges can be set-up with user-defined values, even with interaction domain between shear/moment and axial force.