Post-Processing Connectors & Restraints Post-Processing Connectors & Restraints

To obtain post-processing results for restraints and connectors, one should issue the command:


     RESTRAINT_POST, TYPE(1), ...., TYPE(i)  -OPTIONS

where TYPE(i) must be chosen from ENVELOPE, LOADS FOUNDATION, or PILE_CHECK, and the available options are:


     -CLASS, :CLS_SEL

     -NODE, :NODE_SEL(1), :NODE_SEL(2), :NODE_SEL(3), :NODE_SEL(4)

     -ELEMENT, :ELE_SEL

     -LOAD, :LSEL

     -DETAIL

     -STANDARD, L(1), T(1), ..... L(n), T(n)

     -SUMMARY, L(1), T(1), ..... L(n), T(n)

Here, one will only receive results for elements which match the selectors defined with the -CLASS, -NODE, and -ELEMENT options as described previously and for cases which match :LSEL which is defined with the -LOAD option. If no values are given for TYPE(i), then results for all TYPEs will be produced.

With a TYPE of ENVELOPE, the maximum and minimum restraint loads are summarized for all selected load cases and the -DETAIL, -STANDARD, and -SUMMARY options are ignored.

A TYPE of LOADS will yield a report of the loads acting in the elements which restrain and connect the system. A TYPE of PILE_CHECK will yield an API code check of any piles used in the solution, and a TYPE of FOUNDATION will produce a "foundation check". This check is the same as the FOUNDATION check in the Process Post-Processing menu. The only difference is that here the Nominal and Pre-load cases are those defined with the -NOMINAL and -PRELOAD options of the CASES command. If these are not defined, then the values defined with the &CONNECTOR command will be used.

The extent of the reports which will be produced is controlled by which of the report types were -DETAIL, -STANDARD, or -SUMMARY was selected and the report limits. With a -STANDARD or -SUMMARY report, L(i) and T(i) are used to specify a range of unity ratios for which a given report will be printed. One can specify as many ranges as he desires, or he can omit all data following the option. If no ranges are specified, one report for all ranges of unity ratio will be printed. An option of -STANDARD will result in a report of the results for the maximum unity ratio over all selected load cases for each member selected. If one specifies an option of -SUMMARY, this report will be reduced to the results for only the selected element in each class which has the greatest unity ratio. Finally, if one specifies -DETAIL as an option, the original report will be expanded to include checks of all members for all selected load cases at all load points. Notice that -DETAIL, -STANDARD, and -SUMMARY may all be used on the same command to produce reports of all three types. Also, if no options are specified, then a default of -STANDARD is assumed.