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[View] How do I consider moment release at only one end of a beam, say in y-direction?

Question

How do I consider moment release at only one end of a beam, say in y-direction?

 

Answer

Beam End Release option in GEN, gives the user the freedom to choose the releases from 6 DOFs and also at the required end. You can check local axis for ith end and the jth end.

From the main menu select Boundaries > Release/offset > Beam End Releases

Let’s consider a moment release in y-direction at ithend of the element.

To know the direction of the element, from main menu select View > Display > Element and check Local Direction

The direction of the arrow displayed indicates that the element starts from ithand ends with jthend

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