Skewed Single-Directional Restraint - CAESAR II - Reference Data

CAESAR II Applications Guide

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CAESAR II Version
12

Use the following when modeling skewed single-directional restraints in CAESAR II:

  • Skewed restraints can be nonlinear.

  • Direction vectors or direction cosines can be used to define the line of action of the restraint. If direction vectors are used, CAESAR II converts them to direction cosines.

  • The direction of the cosines or the direction vector is along the positive line of action of the positive (+) restraint. Refer to the example below

  • Direction cosines can be quickly checked in the graphics processor.

  • You can use connecting nodes (CNode) with any skewed single-directional restraint.