Define a kinematic coupling constraint.

This option is used to define a kinematic coupling constraint. It must be used in conjunction with the COUPLING option.

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Coupling constraints


TypeModel data

LevelPartPart instanceAssembly

Abaqus/CAEInteraction module

There are no parameters associated with this option.


Data lines to specify the degrees of freedom to be constrained

First line
  1. First degree of freedom constrained. See Conventions for a definition of the numbering of degrees of freedom in Abaqus. If this field is left blank, all degrees of freedom will be constrained.

  2. Last degree of freedom constrained. If this field is left blank, the degree of freedom specified in the first field will be the only one constrained.

Repeat this data line as often as necessary to specify constraints for different degrees of freedom. When the ORIENTATION parameter is specified on the associated COUPLING option, the degrees of freedom are in the referenced local system in the initial configuration; otherwise, they are in the global system. In either case these directions will rotate with the reference node in large-displacement analyses (when the NLGEOM parameter is included on the STEP option).