13.1 Finite Elements Types

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Finite Elements types are coded as classes in the module X-FemElem.py. This class has the class Element as base class. A particular finite-element-type class ($\rightarrow $ ElClass) includes a constructor

Data of instances of ElClass are read in the module X-FemInOut.py in the procedure ReadInputFile. Two blocks are concerned:

Some caution has to followed regarding beam elements and spring elements, see block key STEP.

To interface ElClass has as methods

Result data are prepared in the module X-FemInOut.py. Element specifics data have to be regarded in the procedure ScaleF.

The material type connected to the ElClass-instance has to match to the generalized strains and stresses provided by ElClass.

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