Is it possible to consider the static rest position in a time history analysis?

Answer

Yes, you can consider the static rest position in a time history analysis. For this you can use the 'Stationary State' function (not available in the linear modal analysis).


With this function, it is possible to read a condition from a load case or a load combination that exists over the entire time history. These include the deformations, the stiffness modifications, and the states of nonlinearities.

This function is activated in the RF-/DYNAM Pro add-on module, in the 'Calculation Parameters' tab of the Dynamic Load Cases.


The time history diagram is well suited for results evaluation. In the attached example, load case 1 with the dead load was defined as a stationary state. In the time diagram, it can be seen that the deformations oscillate about the value that is reached by the static rest position.

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Time history Rest position Stationary state Dynamic analysis

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