Bulk Data Entry Defines a scalar damper element that is connected only to scalar points and is without reference to a material or property entry.


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CDAMP4 EID B S1 S2          


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CDAMP4 16 -2.6 4 9          


Field Contents SI Unit Example
EID Unique element identification number.

No default (Integer > 0)

B Scalar damper value.

No default (Real)

S1, S2 Scalar point identification numbers.

Default = 0 (Integer ≥ 0; S1S2)



  1. S1 or S2, but not both, may be blank or zero, indicating a constrained coordinate.
  2. This single entry completely defines the element since no material or geometric properties are required.
  3. Only one scalar damper element may be defined on a single entry.
  4. A scalar point specified on this entry does not need to be defined on a SPOINT Bulk Data Entry.
  5. Scalar damper elements are ignored in heat transfer analysis.
  6. This card is represented as a spring or mass element in HyperMesh.