If you want to do a cyclic push-over analysis with

**load-control** and

**nodal loads**, I assume that your model will never show a softening branch, otherwise you need to do a displacement-control or to apply an imposed displacement condition.

Assuming that you want to do a load-controlled cyclic analysis with nodal loads:

- create your model + define and assign physical properties and element properties
- define and assign conditions: 1) fixities, 2) verical loads, 3) horizontal loads
- define 2 time series, a linear one (for verical loads), and a Path one (for cyclic loading)
- in the analysis step: define
- recorder
- add constraint pattern
- add load pattern -> vertical load with linear time series
- analysis
- add load pattern -> horizontal load with Path time series
- analysis

Check out our

e-learing web page, there are videos and materials from previous webinars, and a new webinar for next week, about micro-modeling of masonry structure. There we will show how to do a cyclic displacement-controlled analysis.