chrono::fea::ChBuilderBeamANCF Class Reference

Description

Class for an helper object that provides easy functions to create complex beams of ChElementCableANCF class, for example subdivides a segment in multiple finite elements.

#include <ChBuilderBeam.h>

Public Member Functions

void BuildBeam (std::shared_ptr< ChMesh > mesh, std::shared_ptr< ChBeamSectionCable > sect, const int N, const ChVector<> A, const ChVector<> B)
 Helper function. More...
 
std::vector< std::shared_ptr
< ChElementCableANCF > > & 
GetLastBeamElements ()
 Access the list of elements used by the last built beam. More...
 
std::vector< std::shared_ptr
< ChNodeFEAxyzD > > & 
GetLastBeamNodes ()
 Access the list of nodes used by the last built beam. More...
 

Protected Attributes

std::vector< std::shared_ptr
< ChElementCableANCF > > 
beam_elems
 
std::vector< std::shared_ptr
< ChNodeFEAxyzD > > 
beam_nodes
 

Member Function Documentation

void chrono::fea::ChBuilderBeamANCF::BuildBeam ( std::shared_ptr< ChMesh mesh,
std::shared_ptr< ChBeamSectionCable sect,
const int  N,
const ChVector<>  A,
const ChVector<>  B 
)

Helper function.

Adds beam FEM elements to the mesh to create a segment beam from point A to point B, using ChElementCableANCF type elements. Before running, each time resets lists of beam_elems and beam_nodes.

Parameters
meshmesh to store the resulting elements
sectsection material for beam elements
Nnumber of elements in the segment
Astarting point
Bending point
std::vector<std::shared_ptr<ChElementCableANCF> >& chrono::fea::ChBuilderBeamANCF::GetLastBeamElements ( )

Access the list of elements used by the last built beam.

It can be useful for changing properties afterwards. This list is reset all times a 'Build...' function is called.

std::vector<std::shared_ptr<ChNodeFEAxyzD> >& chrono::fea::ChBuilderBeamANCF::GetLastBeamNodes ( )

Access the list of nodes used by the last built beam.

It can be useful for adding constraints or changing properties afterwards. This list is reset all times a 'Build...' function is called.