Kinematic coupling constraints

Kinematic coupling constraints:

  • limit the motion of a group of nodes to the rigid body motion defined by a reference node;

  • can be applied only to specific user-specified degrees of freedom at the constrained nodes;

  • can be specified with respect to local coordinate systems at the constrained nodes; and

  • can be used in geometrically linear or nonlinear analysis.

The preferred method of providing a kinematic constraint of this type is described in Coupling constraints.

The following topics are discussed:

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