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Keyword type: step

This procedure is used to perform a static analysis for materials with viscous behavior. The syntax is identical to the *STATIC syntax. Notice that the default way of applying loads in a *VISCO step is step loading, i.e. the loading is fully applied at the start of the step. This is different from a *STATIC step, in which the loading is ramped. Using a *VISCO step only makes sense if at least one materials exhibits viscous behavior.

guido dhondt 2012-10-06