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