# UEL

 User subroutine to define an element. Warning: This feature is intended for advanced users only. Its use in all but the simplest test examples will require considerable coding by the user/developer. User-defined elements should be read before proceeding. User subroutine UEL: will be called for each element that is of a general user-defined element type (i.e., not defined by a linear stiffness or mass matrix read either directly or from results file data) each time element calculations are required; and (or subroutines called by user subroutine UEL) must perform all of the calculations for the element, appropriate to the current activity in the analysis. The following topics are discussed:
 Related Topics In Other Guides User-defined elements *UEL PROPERTY *USER ELEMENT

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