StructuralEdgeConnection

Supports on 2D members edges

Object definition for a line support on a 2D member (StructuralSurfaceMember) edge. The support can be defined along the entire length of an edge or on its part only.

Specification in the excel

Name of the column header

Type of data

Value example or enum definition

Required value

Description

Name

String

Sn6

yes

Human readable unique name of the support

Type

Enum

Fixed

Hinged

Sliding

Custom

no

Type of constraint support in general. Has just informative value. Actual boundary conditions are set per transition/rotation per direction.

Boundary condition

Enum

On edge

On subregion edge

On opening edge

yes

Specifies on which type of object the force acts

2D Member

String

S3

yes

The name of the StructuralSurfaceMember or StructuralSurfaceMemberRegionor StructuralSurfaceMemberOpening of affected edge.

Edge

Integer

1

yes

The index of edge of the surface member. The index starting with 1. The order is according to order of “edges” property at StructuralSurfaceMember.

ux

Enum

Free

Rigid

Flexible

Compression only

Tension only

yes

Translation in X direction.

Free - That is it imposes no constraint in the direction. Rigid - The connection in fully rigid in the specified direction. Flexible - The connection is flexible (elastic) in the specified direction. Parameter Flexible can be linear only, non-linearity is not supported. Compression only acts only under compression. If the support gets under tension it stops acting. Tension only support acts only under tension.

uy

Enum

Free

Rigid

Flexible

Compression only

Tension only

yes

Translation in Y direction.

Free - That is it imposes no constraint in the direction. Rigid - The connection in fully rigid in the specified direction. Flexible - The connection is flexible (elastic) in the specified direction. Parameter Flexible can be linear only, non-linearity is not supported. Compression only acts only under compression. If the support gets under tension it stops acting. Tension only support acts only under tension.

uz

Enum

Free

Rigid

Flexible

Compression only

Tension only

yes

Translation in Z direction.

Free - That is it imposes no constraint in the direction. Rigid - The connection in fully rigid in the specified direction. Flexible - The connection is flexible (elastic) in the specified direction. Parameter Flexible can be linear only, non-linearity is not supported. Compression only acts only under compression. If the support gets under tension it stops acting. Tension only support acts only under tension.

fix

Enum

Free

Rigid

Flexible

yes

Rotational stiffness around X axis. Parameter Flexible can be linear only, non-linearity is not supported.

fiy

Enum

Free

Rigid

Flexible

yes

Rotational stiffness around Y axis. Parameter Flexible can be linear only, non-linearity is not supported.

fiz

Enum

Free

Rigid

Flexible

yes

Rotational stiffness around Z axis. Parameter Flexible can be linear only, non-linearity is not supported.

Stiffness X [MN/m2]

Double

100

yes, if Translation X = Flexible

The flexibility of the connection in X direction. Use this property only if the Translation X direction is Flexible.

Stiffness Y [MN/m2]

Double

100

yes, if Translation Y = Flexible

The flexibility of the connection in Y direction. Use this property only if the Translation Y direction is Flexible.

Stiffness Z [MN/m2]

Double

100

yes, if Translation Z = Flexible

The flexibility of the connection in Z direction. Use this property only if the Translation Z direction is Flexible.

Stiffness Fix [MNm/rad/m]

Double

50

yes, if Rx = Flexible

The flexibility in rotation of the connection around local X axis. Use this property only if the Rotational stiffness Rx is Flexible.

Stiffness Fiy [MNm/rad/m]

Double

50

yes, if Ry = Flexible

The flexibility in rotation of the connection around local Y axis. Use this property only if the Rotational stiffness Ry is Flexible.

Stiffness Fiz [MNm/rad/m]

Double

50

yes, if Rz = Flexible

The flexibility in rotation of the connection around local Z axis. Use this property only if the Rotational stiffness Rz is Flexible.

Coordinate system

Enum

Global

Local

yes

Defines the co-ordinate system of the member in which the support is applied

Coordinate definition

Enum

Absolute

Relative

yes

Selects the coordinate system that is used to define the length of the hinge. Relative means without units. For define length of the hinges in meters input absolute

Origin

Enum

From start

From end

yes

Specifies the origin of the coordinate system used for the definition of the length of the hinge

Start point [m]

Double

value in meters for Coordinate definition = Absolute

0,0

value in percentage for Coordinate definition = Relative

0,0

yes

Defines the position of the start point of the support in relative or absolute coordinates [m]

End point [m]

Double

value in meters for Coordinate definition = Absolute

5,25

value in percentage for Coordinate definition = Relative

1,0

yes

Defines the position of the end point of the support in relative or absolute coordinates [m]

Parent ID

String

67b35d84-3d04-47aa-aa4a-dc1263982320

no

Is filled for objects created be dividing curved geometry to series of straight line objects. Parent ID will ensure that curved edge is imported as straight parts to nonsupporting application, and back to original supporting application as curved geometry.

To ensure successful round trip of segmented objects and their related objects, Parent ID needs to be present in both directions.

Id

String

39f238a5-01d0-45cf-a2eb-958170fd4f39

no

Unique attribute designation