Transformed coordinate systems

A nodal transformation is used to define a local coordinate system for:

  • the definition of concentrated forces and moments;

  • the definition of displacement and rotation boundary conditions;

  • the definition of linear constraint equations; and

  • the output of vector-valued quantities.

A nodal transformation cannot be used to specify a local coordinate system for defining:

The following topics are discussed:

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About Prescribed Conditions
Transforming results into a new coordinate system
Methods for creating a datum coordinate system