Dynamic Event Options

Description of Dynamic loadcase options.

Load Curve

Load Curve
Sine Sweep
Sinusoidal or Sine sweep is a sine function that gradually changes frequency over time.
Only Displacement load type is supported.
From File
Use this option to import a file containing the load time history. SnRD supports loading either one, two, or three directions.
Note: When more than one load direction is created at the same time, SnRD will automatically create one Loadcase for each direction and one with all directions combined. Example: Applying a load on one node in three directions at the same time will create four loadcases.
Figure 1.
From PSD
PSD: Power Spectral Density

An Input PSD curve (Acceleration vs Freq) is converted into a signal in timedomain depending on the selection of loadtype and Time length.

From Curve
Use already existing curves (TABLED1) in session as load curves. You will be prompted to select which curve is used for which direction.
Undo Dynamic Event ()
Reverts the recently created dynamic event.
You can revert the creation only if Curve Editor () is chosen.
Curve Editor ()
Launches the Curve Editor after creation of loadcase which allows for preview of the imported load curve(s).
Defines data for Eigenvalue analysis (EIGRL/EIGRA)
Select Eigenvalue method, Lanczos or Amses.
Defines data required to perform real eigenvalue analysis (vibration or buckling) with the Lanczos Method.
Frequency Range
Define which frequency range to consider in evaluation.
No of Modes to Extract

Set the number of modes to extract. If set to blank all modes in Frequency range are extracted.

Defines damping parameters (TABDMP1)
Define damping factor as constant over all frequencies or through a table.
Set damping method.
Time Step
Defines Time Step Parameters (TSTEP)
Auto Time Step
Automatically extracts Time Step based on load curve.
Auto No of Time Steps
Automatically extracts number of time steps based on load curve.
Output frequency
Defines the output frequency of the results at the respective time steps.
Output displacement on all E-Lines.
Output Velocity on all E-Lines.
Grid point force on all E-Lines.
The Supported format for loadcurve data is CSV and TXT and columns in file should be organized depending on your selection as shown below:
One direction-
One direction sample file is shown below-
Figure 2.
Three Directions-
Three directions sample file is shown below-
Figure 3.
Two Directions XY-
X,Y direction loading sample file is shown below-
Figure 4.
Two Directions XZ-
X,Z direction loading sample file is shown below-
Figure 5.