chrono::fea::ChElementCorotational Class Referenceabstract


Class for corotational elements (elements with rotation matrices that follow the global motion of the element).

#include <ChElementCorotational.h>

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Public Member Functions

ChMatrix33Rotation ()
 Access the cumulative rotation matrix of the element. More...
virtual void UpdateRotation ()=0
 Given the actual position of the nodes, recompute the cumulative rotation matrix A.

Protected Attributes

ChMatrix33 A

Member Function Documentation

◆ Rotation()

ChMatrix33& chrono::fea::ChElementCorotational::Rotation ( )

Access the cumulative rotation matrix of the element.

The rotation is expressed relative to initial reference position of element.

The documentation for this class was generated from the following file:
  • /builds/uwsbel/chrono/src/chrono/fea/ChElementCorotational.h