Connector elements

Connector elements:

  • are available for two-dimensional, axisymmetric, and three-dimensional analyses;

  • can define a connection between two nodes (each node can be connected to a rigid part, a deformable part, or not connected to any part);

  • can define a connection between a node and ground;

  • have relative displacements and rotations that are local to the element, which are referred to as components of relative motion;

  • are functionally defined by specifying the connector attributes;

  • have comprehensive kinematic and kinetic output; and

  • can be used to monitor kinematics in local coordinate systems.

The following topics are discussed:

Related Topics
About connectors
Connector element library
Connection types
In Other Guides
Creating connector sections
Creating and modifying connector section assignments