Eccentric time history displacement load

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sayali
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Eccentric time history displacement load

Post by sayali » 03 Sep 2018, 21:33

I am modeling an RCC column in Seismostruct. How can I apply an eccentric load on my column (Static time history displacement)?

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Re: Eccentric time history displacement load

Post by huffte » 04 Sep 2018, 12:07

If your intention is to apply an eccentric vertical load, an axial load in combination with a moment about the appropriate axis would work. If you are trying to apply an eccentric mass, then a rigid link offset from the column note or a lumped mass in combination with a rotary inertia should work.
Tim Huff

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