26.11.2 Elastic-plastic joint element library

**Product: **ABAQUS/Aqua

JOINT2D | Two-dimensional elastic-plastic joint element |

JOINT3D | Three-dimensional elastic-plastic joint element |

The relative displacements and rotations corresponding to the forces and moments below are chosen by requesting the corresponding “strains.” Elastic and plastic strains are available. For a spud can the vertical (plastic) embedment since the start of the analysis is given by EP11; the total vertical embedment is available as PEEQ.

JOINT2D

S11 | Total direct force in the first local direction. |

S22 | Total direct force in the second local direction. |

S12 | Total moment about the third local direction. |

JOINT3D

S11 | Total direct force in the first local direction. |

S22 | Total direct force in the second local direction. |

S33 | Total direct force in the third local direction. |

S12 | Total moment about the third local direction. |

S13 | Total moment about the second local direction. |

S23 | Total moment about the first local direction. |