RE; Recording Fx due to displacement Ux

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ryancwl95
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RE; Recording Fx due to displacement Ux

Post by ryancwl95 » Sun Apr 07, 2024 3:30 pm

Hi,

I'm currently conducting a simulation where I laterally move a pile (only in the x-direction) in a sinusoidal prescribed pattern. In the initial analysis, I used a prescribed load and obtained the predicted displacement of the pile.

For the next analysis, I prescribed a displacement (obtained from the previous analysis) on the node rather than a prescribed load. I want to measure the amount of force required to move the pile by this displacement (ux). Additionally, I'm interested in tracking the development of the force Fx when the pile moves in a sinusoidal pattern.

Could someone please advise me on how to proceed with this ? What types of recorders would I need to collect the necessary data?

FYI, the prescribed load and displacement are given on one node in the pile region, with the rest of the nodes in the pile region tied to this master node.

Attached below is a screenshot of the model at the peak of the sinusoidal displacement.
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Thank you in advance for your assistance.
Sincerely,
Ryan Chia

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Re: RE; Recording Fx due to displacement Ux

Post by kesavapraba » Mon Apr 15, 2024 2:07 pm

Hi, I would suggest you to look at ForceFromReaction in STKO. This can help you to record the reacion developed at the location of constraints during the first stage of the analysis and subsequently apply it as force in the 2nd stage of the analysis. There is a discussion about how to apply the load in the link below.

viewtopic.php?f=33&t=1980
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Re: RE; Recording Fx due to displacement Ux

Post by ryancwl95 » Mon Apr 15, 2024 9:25 pm

Hello,

Thank you for your response.

I am currently using STKO solely for post-processing my results. I'm wondering if it's feasible to exclusively utilize element/node recorders to monitor the equivalent forces resulting from prescribed displacements at the nodes.

I attempted to use the recorder option "reactionForce" to extract the reaction forces data on the node situated at the edge of the pile. However, the obtained values do not align reasonably with the initial prescribed load analysis.

Is there a workaround for this issue? Any guidance or alternative approaches would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

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Re: RE; Recording Fx due to displacement Ux

Post by kesavapraba » Wed Apr 17, 2024 1:24 pm

You can use reactions and nodeReaction commands from OpenSees to obtain nodal forces after an analysis step. Subsequently, apply the nodal forces using load pattern in your script. Please refer to the following link for more information.

https://portwooddigital.com/2021/11/15/ ... -reaction/
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Re: RE; Recording Fx due to displacement Ux

Post by STKO Team » Mon Apr 29, 2024 8:18 am

If you apply an sp load (prescribed displacement) on a node, it's like a fixity... simply record the reaction (= force required to impose that displacement) on that same node

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