Beam Section Profile๏ƒ

The Beam Section profile commands are used to create profiles. A profile definition specifies the properties of a beam that are related to its cross-section geometry. When you define a beam section, you must include a reference to a profile in the section definition.

Create beam section profiles๏ƒ

In Mdb๏ƒ

class BeamSectionProfileModel(name, description='', stefanBoltzmann=None, absoluteZero=None, waveFormulation=abaqusConstants.NOT_SET, modelType=abaqusConstants.STANDARD_EXPLICIT, universalGas=None, copyConstraints=1, copyConnectors=1, copyInteractions=1)[source]๏ƒ

Bases: ModelBase

Abaqus creates a Model object named Model-1 when a session is started.

Note

This object can be accessed by:

mdb.models[name]

This method creates a Model object.

Note

This function can be accessed by:

mdb.Model
Parameters:
  • name (str) โ€“ A String specifying the repository key.

  • description (str, default: '') โ€“ A String specifying the purpose and contents of the Model object. The default value is an empty string.

  • stefanBoltzmann (Optional[float], default: None) โ€“ None or a Float specifying the Stefan-Boltzmann constant. The default value is None.

  • absoluteZero (Optional[float], default: None) โ€“ None or a Float specifying the absolute zero constant. The default value is None.

  • waveFormulation (Literal[SCATTERED, NOT_SET, TOTAL], default: NOT_SET) โ€“ A SymbolicConstant specifying the type of incident wave formulation to be used in acoustic problems. Possible values are NOT_SET, SCATTERED, and TOTAL. The default value is NOT_SET.

  • modelType (Literal[STANDARD_EXPLICIT, ELECTROMAGNETIC], default: STANDARD_EXPLICIT) โ€“ A SymbolicConstant specifying the analysis model type. Possible values are STANDARD_EXPLICIT and ELECTROMAGNETIC. The default is STANDARD_EXPLICIT.

  • universalGas (Optional[float], default: None) โ€“ None or a Float specifying the universal gas constant. The default value is None.

  • copyConstraints (Union[AbaqusBoolean, bool], default: 1) โ€“ A boolean specifying whether to copy the constraints created in the model to the model that instances this model. The default value is ON.

  • copyConnectors (Union[AbaqusBoolean, bool], default: 1) โ€“ A boolean specifying whether to copy the connectors created in the model to the model that instances this model. The default value is ON.

  • copyInteractions (Union[AbaqusBoolean, bool], default: 1) โ€“ A boolean specifying whether to copy the interactions created in the model to the model that instances this model. The default value is ON.

Returns:

A Model object.

Return type:

Model

Public Data Attributes:

Inherited from ModelBase

name

A String specifying the repository key.

stefanBoltzmann

None or a Float specifying the Stefan-Boltzmann constant.

absoluteZero

None or a Float specifying the absolute zero constant.

waveFormulation

A SymbolicConstant specifying the type of incident wave formulation to be used in acoustic problems.

universalGas

None or a Float specifying the universal gas constant.

noPartsInputFile

A Boolean specifying whether an input file should be written without parts and assemblies.

endRestartStep

A Boolean specifying that the step specified by restartStep should be terminated at the increment specified by restartIncrement.

shellToSolid

A Boolean specifying that a shell global model drives a solid submodel.

lastChangedCount

A Float specifying the time stamp that indicates when the model was last changed.

description

A String specifying the purpose and contents of the Model object.

restartJob

A String specifying the name of the job that generated the restart data.

restartStep

A String specifying the name of the step where the restart analysis will start.

globalJob

A String specifying the name of the job that generated the results for the global model.

copyConstraints

A boolean specifying the status of constraints created in a model, in the model which instances this model.

copyConnectors

A boolean specifying the status of connectors created in a model, in the model which instances this model.

copyInteractions

A boolean specifying the status of interactions created in a model, in the model which instances this model.

keywordBlock

A KeywordBlock object.

rootAssembly

An Assembly object.

amplitudes

A repository of Amplitude objects.

profiles

A repository of Profile objects.

boundaryConditions

A repository of BoundaryCondition objects.

constraints

A repository of ConstrainedSketchConstraint objects.

analyticalFields

A repository of AnalyticalField objects.

discreteFields

A repository of DiscreteField objects.

predefinedFields

A repository of PredefinedField objects.

interactions

A repository of Interaction objects.

interactionProperties

A repository of InteractionProperty objects.

contactControls

A repository of ContactControl objects.

contactInitializations

A repository of ContactInitialization objects.

contactStabilizations

A repository of ContactStabilization objects.

linkedInstances

A tuple of tuples of Strings specifying the linked child PartInstance name in the current model to the corresponding parent PartInstance name in a different model.

linkedParts

A tuple of tuples of Strings specifying the linked child Part name in the current model to the corresponding parent Part name in a different model.

loads

A repository of Load objects.

materials

A repository of Material objects.

calibrations

A repository of Calibration objects.

sections

A repository of Section objects.

remeshingRules

A repository of RemeshingRule objects.

sketches

A repository of ConstrainedSketch objects.

parts

A repository of Part objects.

steps

A repository of Step objects.

featureOptions

A FeatureOptions object.

adaptiveMeshConstraints

A repository of AdaptiveMeshConstraint objects.

adaptiveMeshControls

A repository of AdaptiveMeshControl objects.

timePoints

A repository of TimePoint objects.

filters

A repository of Filter objects.

integratedOutputSections

A repository of IntegratedOutputSection objects.

fieldOutputRequests

A repository of FieldOutputRequest objects.

historyOutputRequests

A repository of HistoryOutputRequest objects.

optimizationTasks

A repository of OptimizationTask objects.

tableCollections

A repository of TableCollection objects.

eventSeriesTypes

A repository of EventSeriesType objects.

eventSeriesDatas

A repository of EventSeriesData objects.

restartIncrement

An Int specifying the increment, interval, iteration or cycle where the restart analysis will start.

Public Methods:

beamProfilesFromOdb(fileName)

This method creates Profile objects by reading an output database.

ArbitraryProfile(name,ย table)

This method creates a ArbitraryProfile object.

BoxProfile(name,ย a,ย b,ย uniformThickness,ย t1)

This method creates a BoxProfile object.

CircularProfile(name,ย r)

This method creates a CircularProfile object.

GeneralizedProfile(name,ย area,ย i11,ย i12,ย ...)

This method creates a GeneralizedProfile object.

HexagonalProfile(name,ย r,ย t)

This method creates a HexagonalProfile object.

IProfile(name,ย l,ย h,ย b1,ย b2,ย t1,ย t2,ย t3)

This method creates an IProfile object.

LProfile(name,ย a,ย b,ย t1,ย t2)

This method creates a LProfile object.

PipeProfile(name,ย r,ย t)

This method creates a PipeProfile object.

RectangularProfile(name,ย a,ย b)

This method creates a RectangularProfile object.

TProfile(name,ย b,ย h,ย l,ย tf,ย tw)

This method creates a TProfile object.

TrapezoidalProfile(name,ย a,ย b,ย c,ย d)

This method creates a TrapezoidalProfile object.

Inherited from ModelBase

__init__(name[,ย description,ย ...])

This method creates a Model object.

ModelFromInputFile(name,ย inputFileName)

This method creates a Model object by reading the keywords in an input file and creating the corresponding Abaqus/CAE objects.

ModelFromOdbFile(name,ย odbFileName)

This method creates a Model object by reading an output database and creating any corresponding Abaqus/CAE objects.

ModelFromNastranFile(modelName,ย inputFileName)

This method creates a Model object by reading the keywords in a Nastran bulk data file or Nastran input file and creating any corresponding Abaqus/CAE objects.

setValues([description,ย noPartsInputFile,ย ...])

This method modifies the Model object.


Member Details:

ArbitraryProfile(name, table)[source]๏ƒ

This method creates a ArbitraryProfile object.

Note

This function can be accessed by:

mdb.models[name].ArbitraryProfile
session.odbs[name].ArbitraryProfile
Parameters:
  • name (str) โ€“ A String specifying the repository key.

  • table (tuple) โ€“ A sequence of sequences of Floats specifying the items described below.

Returns:

An ArbitraryProfile object.

Return type:

ArbitraryProfile

Raises:

RangeError โ€“

BoxProfile(name, a, b, uniformThickness, t1, t2=0, t3=0, t4=0)[source]๏ƒ

This method creates a BoxProfile object.

Note

This function can be accessed by:

mdb.models[name].BoxProfile
session.odbs[name].BoxProfile
Parameters:
  • name (str) โ€“ A String specifying the repository key.

  • a (float) โ€“ A Float specifying the a dimension of the box profile. For more information, see [Beam cross-section library](https://help.3ds.com/2021/English/DSSIMULIA_Established/SIMACAEELMRefMap/simaelm-c-beamcrosssectlib.htm?ContextScope=all).

  • b (float) โ€“ A Float specifying the b dimension of the box profile.

  • uniformThickness (Union[AbaqusBoolean, bool]) โ€“ A Boolean specifying whether the thickness is uniform.

  • t1 (float) โ€“ A Float specifying the uniform wall thickness if uniformThickness = ON, and the wall thickness of the first segment if uniformThickness = OFF.

  • t2 (float, default: 0) โ€“ A Float specifying the wall thickness of the second segment. t2 is required only when uniformThickness = OFF. The default value is 0.0.

  • t3 (float, default: 0) โ€“ A Float specifying the wall thickness of the third segment. t3 is required only when uniformThickness = OFF. The default value is 0.0.

  • t4 (float, default: 0) โ€“ A Float specifying the wall thickness of the fourth segment. t4 is required only when uniformThickness = OFF. The default value is 0.0.

Returns:

A BoxProfile object.

Return type:

BoxProfile

Raises:

RangeError โ€“

CircularProfile(name, r)[source]๏ƒ

This method creates a CircularProfile object.

Note

This function can be accessed by:

mdb.models[name].CircularProfile
session.odbs[name].CircularProfile
Parameters:
Returns:

A CircularProfile object.

Return type:

CircularProfile

Raises:

RangeError โ€“

GeneralizedProfile(name, area, i11, i12, i22, j, gammaO, gammaW)[source]๏ƒ

This method creates a GeneralizedProfile object.

Note

This function can be accessed by:

mdb.models[name].GeneralizedProfile
session.odbs[name].GeneralizedProfile
Parameters:
  • name (str) โ€“ A String specifying the repository key.

  • area (float) โ€“ A Float specifying the cross-sectional area for the profile.

  • i11 (float) โ€“ A Float specifying the moment of inertia for bending about the 1-axis, I11I11.

  • i12 (float) โ€“ A Float specifying the moment of inertia for cross bending, I12I12.

  • i22 (float) โ€“ A Float specifying the moment of inertia for bending about the 2-axis, I22I22.

  • j (float) โ€“ A Float specifying the torsional constant, JJ.

  • gammaO (float) โ€“ A Float specifying the sectorial moment, ฮ“0ฮ“0.

  • gammaW (float) โ€“ A Float specifying the warping constant, ฮ“Wฮ“W.

Returns:

A GeneralizedProfile object.

Return type:

GeneralizedProfile

Raises:

RangeError โ€“

HexagonalProfile(name, r, t)[source]๏ƒ

This method creates a HexagonalProfile object.

Note

This function can be accessed by:

mdb.models[name].HexagonalProfile
session.odbs[name].HexagonalProfile
Parameters:
Returns:

A HexagonalProfile object.

Return type:

HexagonalProfile

Raises:

RangeError โ€“

IProfile(name, l, h, b1, b2, t1, t2, t3)[source]๏ƒ

This method creates an IProfile object.

Note

This function can be accessed by:

mdb.models[name].IProfile
session.odbs[name].IProfile
Parameters:
  • name (str) โ€“ A String specifying the repository key.

  • l (float) โ€“ A Float specifying the l dimension (offset of 1-axis from the bottom flange surface) of the I profile. For more information, see [Beam cross-section library](https://help.3ds.com/2021/English/DSSIMULIA_Established/SIMACAEELMRefMap/simaelm-c-beamcrosssectlib.htm?ContextScope=all).

  • h (float) โ€“ A Float specifying the h dimension (height) of the I profile.

  • b1 (float) โ€“ A Float specifying the b1 dimension (bottom flange width) of the I profile.

  • b2 (float) โ€“ A Float specifying the b2 dimension (top flange width) of the I profile.

  • t1 (float) โ€“ A Float specifying the t1 dimension (bottom flange thickness) of the I profile.

  • t2 (float) โ€“ A Float specifying the t2 dimension (top flange thickness) of the I profile.

  • t3 (float) โ€“ A Float specifying the t3 dimension (web thickness) of the I profile.

Returns:

An IProfile object.

Return type:

IProfile

Raises:

RangeError โ€“

LProfile(name, a, b, t1, t2)[source]๏ƒ

This method creates a LProfile object.

Note

This function can be accessed by:

mdb.models[name].LProfile
session.odbs[name].LProfile
Parameters:
Returns:

A LProfile object.

Return type:

LProfile

Raises:

RangeError โ€“

PipeProfile(name, r, t)[source]๏ƒ

This method creates a PipeProfile object.

Note

This function can be accessed by:

mdb.models[name].PipeProfile
session.odbs[name].PipeProfile
Parameters:
Returns:

A PipeProfile object.

Return type:

PipeProfile

Raises:

RangeError โ€“

RectangularProfile(name, a, b)[source]๏ƒ

This method creates a RectangularProfile object.

Note

This function can be accessed by:

mdb.models[name].RectangularProfile
session.odbs[name].RectangularProfile
Parameters:
Returns:

A RectangularProfile object.

Return type:

RectangularProfile

Raises:

RangeError โ€“

TProfile(name, b, h, l, tf, tw)[source]๏ƒ

This method creates a TProfile object.

Note

This function can be accessed by:

mdb.models[name].TProfile
session.odbs[name].TProfile
Parameters:
  • name (str) โ€“ A String specifying the repository key.

  • b (float) โ€“ A positive Float specifying the b dimension (flange width) of the T profile. For more information, see [Beam cross-section library](https://help.3ds.com/2021/English/DSSIMULIA_Established/SIMACAEELMRefMap/simaelm-c-beamcrosssectlib.htm?ContextScope=all).

  • h (float) โ€“ A positive Float specifying the h dimension (height) of the T profile.

  • l (float) โ€“ A positive Float specifying the l dimension (offset of 1-axis from the edge of web) of the T profile.

  • tf (float) โ€“ A positive Float specifying the tf dimension (flange thickness) of the T profile (tf < h).

  • tw (float) โ€“ A positive Float specifying the tw dimension (web thickness) of the T profile (tw< b).

Returns:

A TProfile object.

Return type:

TProfile

Raises:

RangeError โ€“

TrapezoidalProfile(name, a, b, c, d)[source]๏ƒ

This method creates a TrapezoidalProfile object.

Note

This function can be accessed by:

mdb.models[name].TrapezoidalProfile
session.odbs[name].TrapezoidalProfile
Parameters:
Returns:

A TrapezoidalProfile object.

Return type:

TrapezoidalProfile

Raises:

RangeError โ€“

beamProfilesFromOdb(fileName)[source]๏ƒ

This method creates Profile objects by reading an output database. The new profiles are placed in the profiles repository.

Note

This function can be accessed by:

mdb.models[name].beamProfilesFromOdb
Parameters:

fileName (str) โ€“ A String specifying the name of the output database file (including the .odb extension) to be read. The String can also be the full path to the output database file if it is located in another directory.

Returns:

A list of Profile objects.

Return type:

list[Profile]

In Odb๏ƒ

class BeamSectionProfileOdb(name, analysisTitle='', description='', path='')[source]๏ƒ

Bases: OdbBase

The Odb object is the in-memory representation of an output database (ODB) file.

Note

This object can be accessed by:

import odbAccess
session.odbs[name]

This method creates a new Odb object.

Note

This function can be accessed by:

session.Odb
Parameters:
  • name (str) โ€“ A String specifying the repository key.

  • analysisTitle (str, default: '') โ€“ A String specifying the title of the output database. The default value is an empty string.

  • description (str, default: '') โ€“ A String specifying the description of the output database. The default value is an empty string.

  • path (str, default: '') โ€“ A String specifying the path to the file where the new output database (.odb ) file will be written. The default value is an empty string.

Returns:

An Odb object.

Return type:

Odb

Public Data Attributes:

Inherited from OdbBase

isReadOnly

A Boolean specifying whether the output database was opened with read-only access.

amplitudes

A repository of Amplitude objects.

filters

A repository of Filter objects.

rootAssembly

An OdbAssembly object.

jobData

A JobData object.

parts

A repository of OdbPart objects.

materials

A repository of Material objects.

steps

A repository of OdbStep objects.

sections

A repository of Section objects.

sectionCategories

A repository of SectionCategory objects.

sectorDefinition

A SectorDefinition object.

userData

A UserData object.

customData

A RepositorySupport object.

profiles

A repository of Profile objects.

Public Methods:

ArbitraryProfile(name,ย table)

This method creates a ArbitraryProfile object.

BoxProfile(name,ย a,ย b,ย uniformThickness,ย t1)

This method creates a BoxProfile object.

CircularProfile(name,ย r)

This method creates a CircularProfile object.

GeneralizedProfile(name,ย area,ย i11,ย i12,ย ...)

This method creates a GeneralizedProfile object.

HexagonalProfile(name,ย r,ย t)

This method creates a HexagonalProfile object.

IProfile(name,ย l,ย h,ย b1,ย b2,ย t1,ย t2,ย t3)

This method creates an IProfile object.

LProfile(name,ย a,ย b,ย t1,ย t2)

This method creates a LProfile object.

PipeProfile(name,ย r,ย t)

This method creates a PipeProfile object.

RectangularProfile(name,ย a,ย b)

This method creates a RectangularProfile object.

TProfile(name,ย b,ย h,ย l,ย tf,ย tw)

This method creates a TProfile object.

TrapezoidalProfile(name,ย a,ย b,ย c,ย d)

This method creates a TrapezoidalProfile object.

Inherited from OdbBase

__init__(name[,ย analysisTitle,ย description,ย ...])

This method creates a new Odb object.

close()

This method closes an output database.

getFrame(frameValue[,ย match])

This method returns the frame at the specified time, frequency, or mode.

save()

This method saves output to an output database (.odb ) file.

update()

This method is used to update an Odb object in memory while an Abaqus analysis writes data to the associated output database.


Member Details:

ArbitraryProfile(name, table)[source]๏ƒ

This method creates a ArbitraryProfile object.

Note

This function can be accessed by:

mdb.models[name].ArbitraryProfile
session.odbs[name].ArbitraryProfile
Parameters:
  • name (str) โ€“ A String specifying the repository key.

  • table (tuple) โ€“ A sequence of sequences of Floats specifying the items described below.

Returns:

An ArbitraryProfile object.

Return type:

ArbitraryProfile

Raises:

RangeError โ€“

BoxProfile(name, a, b, uniformThickness, t1, t2=0, t3=0, t4=0)[source]๏ƒ

This method creates a BoxProfile object.

Note

This function can be accessed by:

mdb.models[name].BoxProfile
session.odbs[name].BoxProfile
Parameters:
  • name (str) โ€“ A String specifying the repository key.

  • a (float) โ€“ A Float specifying the a dimension of the box profile. For more information, see [Beam cross-section library](https://help.3ds.com/2021/English/DSSIMULIA_Established/SIMACAEELMRefMap/simaelm-c-beamcrosssectlib.htm?ContextScope=all).

  • b (float) โ€“ A Float specifying the b dimension of the box profile.

  • uniformThickness (Union[AbaqusBoolean, bool]) โ€“ A Boolean specifying whether the thickness is uniform.

  • t1 (float) โ€“ A Float specifying the uniform wall thickness if uniformThickness = ON, and the wall thickness of the first segment if uniformThickness = OFF.

  • t2 (float, default: 0) โ€“ A Float specifying the wall thickness of the second segment. t2 is required only when uniformThickness = OFF. The default value is 0.0.

  • t3 (float, default: 0) โ€“ A Float specifying the wall thickness of the third segment. t3 is required only when uniformThickness = OFF. The default value is 0.0.

  • t4 (float, default: 0) โ€“ A Float specifying the wall thickness of the fourth segment. t4 is required only when uniformThickness = OFF. The default value is 0.0.

Returns:

A BoxProfile object.

Return type:

BoxProfile

Raises:

RangeError โ€“

CircularProfile(name, r)[source]๏ƒ

This method creates a CircularProfile object.

Note

This function can be accessed by:

mdb.models[name].CircularProfile
session.odbs[name].CircularProfile
Parameters:
Returns:

A CircularProfile object.

Return type:

CircularProfile

Raises:

RangeError โ€“

GeneralizedProfile(name, area, i11, i12, i22, j, gammaO, gammaW)[source]๏ƒ

This method creates a GeneralizedProfile object.

Note

This function can be accessed by:

mdb.models[name].GeneralizedProfile
session.odbs[name].GeneralizedProfile
Parameters:
  • name (str) โ€“ A String specifying the repository key.

  • area (float) โ€“ A Float specifying the cross-sectional area for the profile.

  • i11 (float) โ€“ A Float specifying the moment of inertia for bending about the 1-axis, I11I11.

  • i12 (float) โ€“ A Float specifying the moment of inertia for cross bending, I12I12.

  • i22 (float) โ€“ A Float specifying the moment of inertia for bending about the 2-axis, I22I22.

  • j (float) โ€“ A Float specifying the torsional constant, JJ.

  • gammaO (float) โ€“ A Float specifying the sectorial moment, ฮ“0ฮ“0.

  • gammaW (float) โ€“ A Float specifying the warping constant, ฮ“Wฮ“W.

Returns:

A GeneralizedProfile object.

Return type:

GeneralizedProfile

Raises:

RangeError โ€“

HexagonalProfile(name, r, t)[source]๏ƒ

This method creates a HexagonalProfile object.

Note

This function can be accessed by:

mdb.models[name].HexagonalProfile
session.odbs[name].HexagonalProfile
Parameters:
Returns:

A HexagonalProfile object.

Return type:

HexagonalProfile

Raises:

RangeError โ€“

IProfile(name, l, h, b1, b2, t1, t2, t3)[source]๏ƒ

This method creates an IProfile object.

Note

This function can be accessed by:

mdb.models[name].IProfile
session.odbs[name].IProfile
Parameters:
  • name (str) โ€“ A String specifying the repository key.

  • l (float) โ€“ A Float specifying the l dimension (offset of 1-axis from the bottom flange surface) of the I profile. For more information, see [Beam cross-section library](https://help.3ds.com/2021/English/DSSIMULIA_Established/SIMACAEELMRefMap/simaelm-c-beamcrosssectlib.htm?ContextScope=all).

  • h (float) โ€“ A Float specifying the h dimension (height) of the I profile.

  • b1 (float) โ€“ A Float specifying the b1 dimension (bottom flange width) of the I profile.

  • b2 (float) โ€“ A Float specifying the b2 dimension (top flange width) of the I profile.

  • t1 (float) โ€“ A Float specifying the t1 dimension (bottom flange thickness) of the I profile.

  • t2 (float) โ€“ A Float specifying the t2 dimension (top flange thickness) of the I profile.

  • t3 (float) โ€“ A Float specifying the t3 dimension (web thickness) of the I profile.

Returns:

An IProfile object.

Return type:

IProfile

Raises:

RangeError โ€“

LProfile(name, a, b, t1, t2)[source]๏ƒ

This method creates a LProfile object.

Note

This function can be accessed by:

mdb.models[name].LProfile
session.odbs[name].LProfile
Parameters:
Returns:

A LProfile object.

Return type:

LProfile

Raises:

RangeError โ€“

PipeProfile(name, r, t)[source]๏ƒ

This method creates a PipeProfile object.

Note

This function can be accessed by:

mdb.models[name].PipeProfile
session.odbs[name].PipeProfile
Parameters:
Returns:

A PipeProfile object.

Return type:

PipeProfile

Raises:

RangeError โ€“

RectangularProfile(name, a, b)[source]๏ƒ

This method creates a RectangularProfile object.

Note

This function can be accessed by:

mdb.models[name].RectangularProfile
session.odbs[name].RectangularProfile
Parameters:
Returns:

A RectangularProfile object.

Return type:

RectangularProfile

Raises:

RangeError โ€“

TProfile(name, b, h, l, tf, tw)[source]๏ƒ

This method creates a TProfile object.

Note

This function can be accessed by:

mdb.models[name].TProfile
session.odbs[name].TProfile
Parameters:
  • name (str) โ€“ A String specifying the repository key.

  • b (float) โ€“ A positive Float specifying the b dimension (flange width) of the T profile. For more information, see [Beam cross-section library](https://help.3ds.com/2021/English/DSSIMULIA_Established/SIMACAEELMRefMap/simaelm-c-beamcrosssectlib.htm?ContextScope=all).

  • h (float) โ€“ A positive Float specifying the h dimension (height) of the T profile.

  • l (float) โ€“ A positive Float specifying the l dimension (offset of 1-axis from the edge of web) of the T profile.

  • tf (float) โ€“ A positive Float specifying the tf dimension (flange thickness) of the T profile (tf < h).

  • tw (float) โ€“ A positive Float specifying the tw dimension (web thickness) of the T profile (tw< b).

Returns:

A TProfile object.

Return type:

TProfile

Raises:

RangeError โ€“

TrapezoidalProfile(name, a, b, c, d)[source]๏ƒ

This method creates a TrapezoidalProfile object.

Note

This function can be accessed by:

mdb.models[name].TrapezoidalProfile
session.odbs[name].TrapezoidalProfile
Parameters:
Returns:

A TrapezoidalProfile object.

Return type:

TrapezoidalProfile

Raises:

RangeError โ€“

Other Classes๏ƒ

class ArbitraryProfile(name, table)[source]๏ƒ

Bases: Profile

The ArbitraryProfile object defines the properties of an arbitrary profile. The ArbitraryProfile object is derived from the Profile object.

Note

This object can be accessed by:

import section
mdb.models[name].profiles[name]
import odbSection
session.odbs[name].profiles[name]

The table data for this object are: The first sequence in the table specifies the following:

  • 1-coordinate of the first point defining the profile.

  • 2-coordinate of the first point defining the profile.

All other sequences in the table specify the following:

  • 1-coordinate of the next point defining the profile.

  • 2-coordinate of the next point defining the profile.

  • The thickness of the segment ending at that point.

The corresponding analysis keywords are:

  • BEAM SECTION

This method creates a ArbitraryProfile object.

Note

This function can be accessed by:

mdb.models[name].ArbitraryProfile
session.odbs[name].ArbitraryProfile
Parameters:
  • name (str) โ€“ A String specifying the repository key.

  • table (tuple) โ€“ A sequence of sequences of Floats specifying the items described below.

Returns:

An ArbitraryProfile object.

Return type:

ArbitraryProfile

Raises:

RangeError โ€“

Member Details:

setValues(*args, **kwargs)[source]๏ƒ

This method modifies the ArbitraryProfile object.

Raises:

RangeError โ€“

table: tuple[source]๏ƒ

A sequence of sequences of Floats specifying the items described below.

class Profile[source]๏ƒ

Bases: object

The Profile object defines the geometrical properties of a beam cross-section. Profile is an abstract base type.

Note

This object can be accessed by:

import section
mdb.models[name].profiles[name]
import odbSection
session.odbs[name].profiles[name]

Member Details:

beamProfilesFromOdb(fileName)[source]๏ƒ

This method creates Profile objects by reading an output database. The new profiles are placed in the profiles repository.

Note

This function can be accessed by:

mdb.models[name].beamProfilesFromOdb
Parameters:

fileName (str) โ€“ A String specifying the name of the output database file (including the .odb extension) to be read. The String can also be the full path to the output database file if it is located in another directory.

Returns:

A list of Profile objects.

Return type:

list[Profile]

name: str = ''[source]๏ƒ

A String specifying the repository key.

class BoxProfile(name, a, b, uniformThickness, t1, t2=0, t3=0, t4=0)[source]๏ƒ

Bases: Profile

The BoxProfile object defines the properties of a box profile. The BoxProfile object is derived from the Profile object.

Note

This object can be accessed by:

import section
mdb.models[name].profiles[name]
import odbSection
session.odbs[name].profiles[name]

The corresponding analysis keywords are:

  • BEAM SECTION

This method creates a BoxProfile object.

Note

This function can be accessed by:

mdb.models[name].BoxProfile
session.odbs[name].BoxProfile
Parameters:
  • name (str) โ€“ A String specifying the repository key.

  • a (float) โ€“ A Float specifying the a dimension of the box profile. For more information, see [Beam cross-section library](https://help.3ds.com/2021/English/DSSIMULIA_Established/SIMACAEELMRefMap/simaelm-c-beamcrosssectlib.htm?ContextScope=all).

  • b (float) โ€“ A Float specifying the b dimension of the box profile.

  • uniformThickness (Union[AbaqusBoolean, bool]) โ€“ A Boolean specifying whether the thickness is uniform.

  • t1 (float) โ€“ A Float specifying the uniform wall thickness if uniformThickness = ON, and the wall thickness of the first segment if uniformThickness = OFF.

  • t2 (float, default: 0) โ€“ A Float specifying the wall thickness of the second segment. t2 is required only when uniformThickness = OFF. The default value is 0.0.

  • t3 (float, default: 0) โ€“ A Float specifying the wall thickness of the third segment. t3 is required only when uniformThickness = OFF. The default value is 0.0.

  • t4 (float, default: 0) โ€“ A Float specifying the wall thickness of the fourth segment. t4 is required only when uniformThickness = OFF. The default value is 0.0.

Returns:

A BoxProfile object.

Return type:

BoxProfile

Raises:

RangeError โ€“

Member Details:

a: float[source]๏ƒ

A Float specifying the a dimension of the box profile. For more information, see [Beam cross-section library](https://help.3ds.com/2021/English/DSSIMULIA_Established/SIMACAEELMRefMap/simaelm-c-beamcrosssectlib.htm?ContextScope=all).

b: float[source]๏ƒ

A Float specifying the b dimension of the box profile.

setValues(t2=0, t3=0, t4=0)[source]๏ƒ

This method modifies the BoxProfile object.

Parameters:
  • t2 (float, default: 0) โ€“ A Float specifying the wall thickness of the second segment. t2 is required only when uniformThickness = OFF. The default value is 0.0.

  • t3 (float, default: 0) โ€“ A Float specifying the wall thickness of the third segment. t3 is required only when uniformThickness = OFF. The default value is 0.0.

  • t4 (float, default: 0) โ€“ A Float specifying the wall thickness of the fourth segment. t4 is required only when uniformThickness = OFF. The default value is 0.0.

Raises:

RangeError โ€“

t1: float[source]๏ƒ

A Float specifying the uniform wall thickness if uniformThickness = ON, and the wall thickness of the first segment if uniformThickness = OFF.

t2: float = 0[source]๏ƒ

A Float specifying the wall thickness of the second segment. t2 is required only when uniformThickness = OFF. The default value is 0.0.

t3: float = 0[source]๏ƒ

A Float specifying the wall thickness of the third segment. t3 is required only when uniformThickness = OFF. The default value is 0.0.

t4: float = 0[source]๏ƒ

A Float specifying the wall thickness of the fourth segment. t4 is required only when uniformThickness = OFF. The default value is 0.0.

uniformThickness: Union[AbaqusBoolean, bool][source]๏ƒ

A Boolean specifying whether the thickness is uniform.

class CircularProfile(name, r)[source]๏ƒ

Bases: Profile

The CircularProfile object defines the properties of a solid circular profile. The CircularProfile object is derived from the Profile object.

Note

This object can be accessed by:

import section
mdb.models[name].profiles[name]
import odbSection
session.odbs[name].profiles[name]

The corresponding analysis keywords are:

  • BEAM SECTION

This method creates a CircularProfile object.

Note

This function can be accessed by:

mdb.models[name].CircularProfile
session.odbs[name].CircularProfile
Parameters:
Returns:

A CircularProfile object.

Return type:

CircularProfile

Raises:

RangeError โ€“

Member Details:

r: float[source]๏ƒ

A positive Float specifying the r dimension (outer radius) of the circular profile. For more information, see [Beam cross-section library](https://help.3ds.com/2021/English/DSSIMULIA_Established/SIMACAEELMRefMap/simaelm-c-beamcrosssectlib.htm?ContextScope=all).

setValues(*args, **kwargs)[source]๏ƒ

This method modifies the CircularProfile object.

Raises:

RangeError โ€“

class GeneralizedProfile(name, area, i11, i12, i22, j, gammaO, gammaW)[source]๏ƒ

Bases: Profile

The GeneralizedProfile object defines the properties of a profile via its area, moment of inertia, etc. The GeneralizedProfile object is derived from the Profile object.

Note

This object can be accessed by:

import section
mdb.models[name].profiles[name]
import odbSection
session.odbs[name].profiles[name]

The corresponding analysis keywords are:

  • BEAM GENERAL SECTION

This method creates a GeneralizedProfile object.

Note

This function can be accessed by:

mdb.models[name].GeneralizedProfile
session.odbs[name].GeneralizedProfile
Parameters:
  • name (str) โ€“ A String specifying the repository key.

  • area (float) โ€“ A Float specifying the cross-sectional area for the profile.

  • i11 (float) โ€“ A Float specifying the moment of inertia for bending about the 1-axis, I11I11.

  • i12 (float) โ€“ A Float specifying the moment of inertia for cross bending, I12I12.

  • i22 (float) โ€“ A Float specifying the moment of inertia for bending about the 2-axis, I22I22.

  • j (float) โ€“ A Float specifying the torsional constant, JJ.

  • gammaO (float) โ€“ A Float specifying the sectorial moment, ฮ“0ฮ“0.

  • gammaW (float) โ€“ A Float specifying the warping constant, ฮ“Wฮ“W.

Returns:

A GeneralizedProfile object.

Return type:

GeneralizedProfile

Raises:

RangeError โ€“

Member Details:

area: float[source]๏ƒ

A Float specifying the cross-sectional area for the profile.

gammaO: float[source]๏ƒ

A Float specifying the sectorial moment, ฮ“0ฮ“0.

gammaW: float[source]๏ƒ

A Float specifying the warping constant, ฮ“Wฮ“W.

i11: float[source]๏ƒ

A Float specifying the moment of inertia for bending about the 1-axis, I11I11.

i12: float[source]๏ƒ

A Float specifying the moment of inertia for cross bending, I12I12.

i22: float[source]๏ƒ

A Float specifying the moment of inertia for bending about the 2-axis, I22I22.

j: float[source]๏ƒ

A Float specifying the torsional constant, JJ.

setValues(*args, **kwargs)[source]๏ƒ

This method modifies the GeneralizedProfile object.

Raises:

RangeError โ€“

class HexagonalProfile(name, r, t)[source]๏ƒ

Bases: Profile

The HexagonalProfile object defines the properties of a hexagonal profile. The HexagonalProfile object is derived from the Profile object.

Note

This object can be accessed by:

import section
mdb.models[name].profiles[name]
import odbSection
session.odbs[name].profiles[name]

The corresponding analysis keywords are:

  • BEAM SECTION

This method creates a HexagonalProfile object.

Note

This function can be accessed by:

mdb.models[name].HexagonalProfile
session.odbs[name].HexagonalProfile
Parameters:
Returns:

A HexagonalProfile object.

Return type:

HexagonalProfile

Raises:

RangeError โ€“

Member Details:

r: float[source]๏ƒ

A positive Float specifying the r dimension (outer radius) of the hexagonal profile. For more information, see [Beam cross-section library](https://help.3ds.com/2021/English/DSSIMULIA_Established/SIMACAEELMRefMap/simaelm-c-beamcrosssectlib.htm?ContextScope=all).

setValues(*args, **kwargs)[source]๏ƒ

This method modifies the HexagonalProfile object.

Raises:

RangeError โ€“

t: float[source]๏ƒ

A positive Float specifying the t dimension (wall thickness) of the hexagonal profile, t < (sqrt(3)/2)r.

class IProfile(name, l, h, b1, b2, t1, t2, t3)[source]๏ƒ

Bases: Profile

The IProfile object defines the properties of an I profile. The IProfile object is derived from the Profile object.

Note

This object can be accessed by:

import section
mdb.models[name].profiles[name]
import odbSection
session.odbs[name].profiles[name]

The corresponding analysis keywords are:

  • BEAM SECTION

This method creates an IProfile object.

Note

This function can be accessed by:

mdb.models[name].IProfile
session.odbs[name].IProfile
Parameters:
  • name (str) โ€“ A String specifying the repository key.

  • l (float) โ€“ A Float specifying the l dimension (offset of 1-axis from the bottom flange surface) of the I profile. For more information, see [Beam cross-section library](https://help.3ds.com/2021/English/DSSIMULIA_Established/SIMACAEELMRefMap/simaelm-c-beamcrosssectlib.htm?ContextScope=all).

  • h (float) โ€“ A Float specifying the h dimension (height) of the I profile.

  • b1 (float) โ€“ A Float specifying the b1 dimension (bottom flange width) of the I profile.

  • b2 (float) โ€“ A Float specifying the b2 dimension (top flange width) of the I profile.

  • t1 (float) โ€“ A Float specifying the t1 dimension (bottom flange thickness) of the I profile.

  • t2 (float) โ€“ A Float specifying the t2 dimension (top flange thickness) of the I profile.

  • t3 (float) โ€“ A Float specifying the t3 dimension (web thickness) of the I profile.

Returns:

An IProfile object.

Return type:

IProfile

Raises:

RangeError โ€“

Member Details:

b1: float[source]๏ƒ

A Float specifying the b1 dimension (bottom flange width) of the I profile.

b2: float[source]๏ƒ

A Float specifying the b2 dimension (top flange width) of the I profile.

h: float[source]๏ƒ

A Float specifying the h dimension (height) of the I profile.

l: float[source]๏ƒ

A Float specifying the l dimension (offset of 1-axis from the bottom flange surface) of the I profile. For more information, see [Beam cross-section library](https://help.3ds.com/2021/English/DSSIMULIA_Established/SIMACAEELMRefMap/simaelm-c-beamcrosssectlib.htm?ContextScope=all).

setValues(*args, **kwargs)[source]๏ƒ

This method modifies the IProfile object.

Raises:

RangeError โ€“

t1: float[source]๏ƒ

A Float specifying the t1 dimension (bottom flange thickness) of the I profile.

t2: float[source]๏ƒ

A Float specifying the t2 dimension (top flange thickness) of the I profile.

t3: float[source]๏ƒ

A Float specifying the t3 dimension (web thickness) of the I profile.

class LProfile(name, a, b, t1, t2)[source]๏ƒ

Bases: Profile

The LProfile object defines the properties of a L profile. The LProfile object is derived from the Profile object.

Note

This object can be accessed by:

import section
mdb.models[name].profiles[name]
import odbSection
session.odbs[name].profiles[name]

The corresponding analysis keywords are:

  • BEAM SECTION

This method creates a LProfile object.

Note

This function can be accessed by:

mdb.models[name].LProfile
session.odbs[name].LProfile
Parameters:
Returns:

A LProfile object.

Return type:

LProfile

Raises:

RangeError โ€“

Member Details:

a: float[source]๏ƒ

A positive Float specifying the a dimension (flange length) of the L profile. For more information, see [Beam cross-section library](https://help.3ds.com/2021/English/DSSIMULIA_Established/SIMACAEELMRefMap/simaelm-c-beamcrosssectlib.htm?ContextScope=all).

b: float[source]๏ƒ

A positive Float specifying the b dimension (flange length) of the L profile.

setValues(*args, **kwargs)[source]๏ƒ

This method modifies the LProfile object.

Raises:

RangeError โ€“

t1: float[source]๏ƒ

A positive Float specifying the t1 dimension (flange thickness) of the L profile (t1 < b).

t2: float[source]๏ƒ

A positive Float specifying the t2 dimension (flange thickness) of the L profile (t2< a).

class PipeProfile(name, r, t)[source]๏ƒ

Bases: Profile

The PipeProfile object defines the properties of a circular pipe profile. The PipeProfile object is derived from the Profile object.

Note

This object can be accessed by:

import section
mdb.models[name].profiles[name]
import odbSection
session.odbs[name].profiles[name]

The corresponding analysis keywords are:

  • BEAM SECTION

This method creates a PipeProfile object.

Note

This function can be accessed by:

mdb.models[name].PipeProfile
session.odbs[name].PipeProfile
Parameters:
Returns:

A PipeProfile object.

Return type:

PipeProfile

Raises:

RangeError โ€“

Member Details:

r: float[source]๏ƒ

A Float specifying the outer radius of the pipe. For more information, see [Beam cross-section library](https://help.3ds.com/2021/English/DSSIMULIA_Established/SIMACAEELMRefMap/simaelm-c-beamcrosssectlib.htm?ContextScope=all).

setValues(*args, **kwargs)[source]๏ƒ

This method modifies the PipeProfile object.

Raises:

RangeError โ€“

t: float[source]๏ƒ

A Float specifying the wall thickness of the pipe.

class RectangularProfile(name, a, b)[source]๏ƒ

Bases: Profile

The RectangularProfile object defines the properties of a solid rectangular profile. The RectangularProfile object is derived from the Profile object.

Note

This object can be accessed by:

import section
mdb.models[name].profiles[name]
import odbSection
session.odbs[name].profiles[name]

The corresponding analysis keywords are:

  • BEAM SECTION

This method creates a RectangularProfile object.

Note

This function can be accessed by:

mdb.models[name].RectangularProfile
session.odbs[name].RectangularProfile
Parameters:
Returns:

A RectangularProfile object.

Return type:

RectangularProfile

Raises:

RangeError โ€“

Member Details:

a: float[source]๏ƒ

A positive Float specifying the a dimension of the rectangular profile. For more information, see [Beam cross-section library](https://help.3ds.com/2021/English/DSSIMULIA_Established/SIMACAEELMRefMap/simaelm-c-beamcrosssectlib.htm?ContextScope=all).

b: float[source]๏ƒ

A positive Float specifying the b dimension of the rectangular profile.

setValues(*args, **kwargs)[source]๏ƒ

This method modifies the RectangularProfile object.

Raises:

RangeError โ€“

class TProfile(name, b, h, l, tf, tw)[source]๏ƒ

Bases: Profile

The TProfile object defines the properties of a T profile. The TProfile object is derived from the Profile object.

Note

This object can be accessed by:

import section
mdb.models[name].profiles[name]
import odbSection
session.odbs[name].profiles[name]

The corresponding analysis keywords are:

  • BEAM SECTION

This method creates a TProfile object.

Note

This function can be accessed by:

mdb.models[name].TProfile
session.odbs[name].TProfile
Parameters:
  • name (str) โ€“ A String specifying the repository key.

  • b (float) โ€“ A positive Float specifying the b dimension (flange width) of the T profile. For more information, see [Beam cross-section library](https://help.3ds.com/2021/English/DSSIMULIA_Established/SIMACAEELMRefMap/simaelm-c-beamcrosssectlib.htm?ContextScope=all).

  • h (float) โ€“ A positive Float specifying the h dimension (height) of the T profile.

  • l (float) โ€“ A positive Float specifying the l dimension (offset of 1-axis from the edge of web) of the T profile.

  • tf (float) โ€“ A positive Float specifying the tf dimension (flange thickness) of the T profile (tf < h).

  • tw (float) โ€“ A positive Float specifying the tw dimension (web thickness) of the T profile (tw< b).

Returns:

A TProfile object.

Return type:

TProfile

Raises:

RangeError โ€“

Member Details:

b: float[source]๏ƒ

A positive Float specifying the b dimension (flange width) of the T profile. For more information, see [Beam cross-section library](https://help.3ds.com/2021/English/DSSIMULIA_Established/SIMACAEELMRefMap/simaelm-c-beamcrosssectlib.htm?ContextScope=all).

h: float[source]๏ƒ

A positive Float specifying the h dimension (height) of the T profile.

l: float[source]๏ƒ

A positive Float specifying the l dimension (offset of 1-axis from the edge of web) of the T profile.

setValues(*args, **kwargs)[source]๏ƒ

This method modifies the TProfile object.

Raises:

RangeError โ€“

tf: float[source]๏ƒ

A positive Float specifying the tf dimension (flange thickness) of the T profile (tf < h).

tw: float[source]๏ƒ

A positive Float specifying the tw dimension (web thickness) of the T profile (tw< b).

class TrapezoidalProfile(name, a, b, c, d)[source]๏ƒ

Bases: Profile

The TrapezoidalProfile object defines the properties of a trapezoidal profile. The TrapezoidalProfile object is derived from the Profile object.

Note

This object can be accessed by:

import section
mdb.models[name].profiles[name]
import odbSection
session.odbs[name].profiles[name]

The corresponding analysis keywords are:

  • BEAM SECTION

This method creates a TrapezoidalProfile object.

Note

This function can be accessed by:

mdb.models[name].TrapezoidalProfile
session.odbs[name].TrapezoidalProfile
Parameters:
Returns:

A TrapezoidalProfile object.

Return type:

TrapezoidalProfile

Raises:

RangeError โ€“

Member Details:

a: float[source]๏ƒ

A positive Float specifying the a dimension of the Trapezoidal profile. For more information, see [Beam cross-section library](https://help.3ds.com/2021/English/DSSIMULIA_Established/SIMACAEELMRefMap/simaelm-c-beamcrosssectlib.htm?ContextScope=all).

b: float[source]๏ƒ

A positive Float specifying the b dimension of the Trapezoidal profile.

c: float[source]๏ƒ

A positive Float specifying the c dimension of the Trapezoidal profile.

d: float[source]๏ƒ

A Float specifying the d dimension of the Trapezoidal profile.

setValues(*args, **kwargs)[source]๏ƒ

This method modifies the TrapezoidalProfile object.

Raises:

RangeError โ€“