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*DASHPOT

Keyword type: model definition

With this option the force-velocity relationship can be defined for dashpot elements. There is one required parameter ELSET. With this parameter the element set is referred to for which the dashpot behavior is defined. This element set should contain dashpot elements of type DASHPOTA only.

The dashpot constant can depend on frequency and temperature. Frequency dependence only makes sense for *STEADY STATE DYNAMICS calculations.

First line:

- *DASHPOT
- Enter the parameter ELSET and its value

Second line: enter a blank line

For each temperature a set of lines can be entered. First line in the first set:

- Dashpot constant.
- Frequency (only for steady state dynamics calculations, else blank).
- Temperature.

Example: *DASHPOT,ELSET=Eall 1.e-5

defines a dashpot constant with value for all elements in element set Eall and all temperatures.

Example: *DASHPOT,ELSET=Eall 1.e-5,1000.,273. 1.e-6,2000.,273. 1.e-4,,373.

defines a dashpot constant with value at a frequency of and with value at a frequency of , both at a temperature of . At a temperature of the dashpot constant is frequency independent and takes the value . These constants apply to all dashpot elements in set Eall.

Example files: dashpot1, dashpot2, dashpot3.

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