TwoNodeLink VS ZeroLength element

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yuri
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TwoNodeLink VS ZeroLength element

Post by yuri » Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:34 pm

Hello,
What is the difference between a TwoNodeLink element and a ZeroLength element? Which one of them is more appropriate to connect two nodes?
Thx
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Re: TwoNodeLink VS ZeroLength element

Post by STKO Team » Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:59 am

The main difference between ZeroLength and TwoNodeLink is that the former does not couple translational and rotational DOFs despite of the distance between master and slave nodes. The latter instead couples translational and rotational DOFs if there is a distance between the master and slave nodes.

Then there are some other minor additional features in the TwoNodeLink that you can see here

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