chrono::fea::ChElementSpring Class Reference

Description

Simple finite element with two nodes and a spring/damper between the two nodes.

This element is mass-less, so if used in dynamic analysis, the two nodes must be set with non-zero point mass.

#include <ChElementSpring.h>

Inheritance diagram for chrono::fea::ChElementSpring:
Collaboration diagram for chrono::fea::ChElementSpring:

Public Member Functions

virtual int GetNnodes () override
 Get the number of nodes used by this element.
 
virtual int GetNdofs () override
 Get the number of coordinates in the field used by the referenced nodes. More...
 
virtual int GetNodeNdofs (int n) override
 Get the number of coordinates from the specified node that are used by this element. More...
 
virtual std::shared_ptr< ChNodeFEAbaseGetNodeN (int n) override
 Access the nth node.
 
virtual void SetNodes (std::shared_ptr< ChNodeFEAxyz > nodeA, std::shared_ptr< ChNodeFEAxyz > nodeB)
 
virtual void GetStateBlock (ChVectorDynamic<> &mD) override
 Fills the D vector with the current field values at the nodes of the element, with proper ordering. More...
 
virtual void ComputeKRMmatricesGlobal (ChMatrixRef H, double Kfactor, double Rfactor=0, double Mfactor=0) override
 Sets H as the global stiffness matrix K, scaled by Kfactor. More...
 
virtual void ComputeInternalForces (ChVectorDynamic<> &Fi) override
 Computes the internal forces (ex. More...
 
virtual void SetSpringK (double ms)
 Set the stiffness of the spring that connects the two nodes (N/m)
 
virtual double GetSpringK ()
 
virtual void SetDamperR (double md)
 Set the damping of the damper that connects the two nodes (Ns/M)
 
virtual double GetDamperR ()
 
virtual double GetCurrentForce ()
 Get the current force transmitted along the spring direction, including the effect of the damper. More...
 
- Public Member Functions inherited from chrono::fea::ChElementGeneric
ChKblockGenericKstiffness ()
 Access the proxy to stiffness, for sparse solver.
 
virtual void EleIntLoadResidual_F (ChVectorDynamic<> &R, const double c) override
 Add the internal forces (pasted at global nodes offsets) into a global vector R, multiplied by a scaling factor c, as R += forces * c This default implementation is SLIGHTLY INEFFICIENT.
 
virtual void EleIntLoadResidual_Mv (ChVectorDynamic<> &R, const ChVectorDynamic<> &w, const double c) override
 Add the product of element mass M by a vector w (pasted at global nodes offsets) into a global vector R, multiplied by a scaling factor c, as R += M * w * c This default implementation is VERY INEFFICIENT.
 
virtual void EleIntLoadLumpedMass_Md (ChVectorDynamic<> &Md, double &error, const double c) override
 Adds the lumped mass to a Md vector, representing a mass diagonal matrix. More...
 
virtual void EleIntLoadResidual_F_gravity (ChVectorDynamic<> &R, const ChVector<> &G_acc, const double c) override
 Add the contribution of gravity loads, multiplied by a scaling factor c, as: R += M * g * c This default implementation is VERY INEFFICIENT. More...
 
virtual void ComputeGravityForces (ChVectorDynamic<> &Fg, const ChVector<> &G_acc) override
 Compute the gravitational forces. More...
 
virtual void ComputeMmatrixGlobal (ChMatrixRef M) override
 Calculate the mass matrix, expressed in global reference. More...
 
virtual void InjectKRMmatrices (ChSystemDescriptor &descriptor) override
 Tell to a system descriptor that there are item(s) of type ChKblock in this object (for further passing it to a solver)
 
virtual void KRMmatricesLoad (double Kfactor, double Rfactor, double Mfactor) override
 Add the current stiffness K and damping R and mass M matrices in encapsulated ChKblock item(s), if any. More...
 
virtual void VariablesFbLoadInternalForces (double factor=1.) override
 Add the internal forces, expressed as nodal forces, into the encapsulated ChVariables.
 
virtual void VariablesFbIncrementMq () override
 Add M*q (internal masses multiplied current 'qb').
 
- Public Member Functions inherited from chrono::fea::ChElementBase
virtual int GetNdofs_active ()
 Get the actual number of active degrees of freedom. More...
 
virtual int GetNodeNdofs_active (int n)
 Get the actual number of active coordinates from the specified node that are used by this element. More...
 
virtual void ComputeNodalMass ()
 Compute element's nodal masses.
 
virtual void Update ()
 Update, called at least at each time step. More...
 
virtual void EleDoIntegration ()
 This is optionally implemented if there is some internal state that requires integration.
 

Additional Inherited Members

- Protected Attributes inherited from chrono::fea::ChElementGeneric
ChKblockGeneric Kmatr
 

Member Function Documentation

◆ ComputeInternalForces()

void chrono::fea::ChElementSpring::ComputeInternalForces ( ChVectorDynamic<> &  Fi)
overridevirtual

Computes the internal forces (ex.

the actual position of nodes is not in relaxed reference position) and set values in the Fi vector.

Implements chrono::fea::ChElementBase.

◆ ComputeKRMmatricesGlobal()

void chrono::fea::ChElementSpring::ComputeKRMmatricesGlobal ( ChMatrixRef  H,
double  Kfactor,
double  Rfactor = 0,
double  Mfactor = 0 
)
overridevirtual

Sets H as the global stiffness matrix K, scaled by Kfactor.

Optionally, also superimposes global damping matrix R, scaled by Rfactor, and global mass matrix M multiplied by Mfactor. (For the spring matrix there is no need to corotate local matrices: we already know a closed form expression.)

Implements chrono::fea::ChElementBase.

◆ GetCurrentForce()

double chrono::fea::ChElementSpring::GetCurrentForce ( )
virtual

Get the current force transmitted along the spring direction, including the effect of the damper.

Positive if pulled. (N)

◆ GetNdofs()

virtual int chrono::fea::ChElementSpring::GetNdofs ( )
inlineoverridevirtual

Get the number of coordinates in the field used by the referenced nodes.

This is for example the size (number of rows/columns) of the local stiffness matrix.

Implements chrono::fea::ChElementBase.

◆ GetNodeNdofs()

virtual int chrono::fea::ChElementSpring::GetNodeNdofs ( int  n)
inlineoverridevirtual

Get the number of coordinates from the specified node that are used by this element.

Note that this may be different from the value returned by GetNodeN(n)->GetNdofW().

Implements chrono::fea::ChElementBase.

◆ GetStateBlock()

void chrono::fea::ChElementSpring::GetStateBlock ( ChVectorDynamic<> &  mD)
overridevirtual

Fills the D vector with the current field values at the nodes of the element, with proper ordering.

If the D vector has not the size of this->GetNdofs(), it will be resized.

Implements chrono::fea::ChElementBase.


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