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Discovering OpenSees: OpenSees and Output


Discovering OpenSees Series: “OpenSees & Output”

November 16 & 17

The next seminar in the web-based Discovering OpenSees: Surfing the waves of OpenSees learning series will occur on November 16 & 17.  The session will be broadcast twice at times that will allow users in all time zones around the world to participate.

This session is titled "OpenSees & Output"  and will occur on November 16 at 9:00 AM Pacific Time & on November 17 at 4:30 pm Pacific Time.   The 1-hour session will discuss various ways to get output from OpenSees analysis and demonstrate the primary use of each method.  In addition, OpenSees commands for creating graphical images of OpenSees models are going to be demonstrated.   It will cover:

  • Introduction to Output options
  • OpenSees commands for creating the output: recorder, print, recorder display, commands that return values (e.g., nodeDisp) – demonstrated by examples
  • Tcl "puts" command for creating the output  – demonstrated by example
  • Summary and conclusions
  • Q&A with web participants

This seminar is intended for beginning and intermediate users but may be of benefit for users of all levels.

How can I join the seminar?
Register for the seminar on November 16 at 9:00 AM Pacific Time
Register for the seminar on November 17 at 4:30 pm Pacific Time

Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the meeting.  Prior to the event, the presentation slides will be posted at the Discovering OpenSees Wiki page.

After the seminar, please complete the short evaluation form to give OpenSees feedback and to suggest future seminar topics.

More information about this seminar topic
After an OpenSees analysis there is no output unless it is requested. There are several ways of getting output from OpenSees analysis. OpenSees commands along with Tcl commands can be combined to create different types of outputs.  In this web-based seminar, the various ways of creating output in OpenSees will be discussed and the primary use of each method will be demonstrated.  In addition, OpenSees commands for creating graphical images of OpenSees models are going to be demonstrated.  With proper use of the output options, users will find that their speed will be enhanced when checking their model's accuracy and processing data of interest after an analysis.

What’s next in the Discovering OpenSees Series?
The next Discovering OpenSees sessions will be on the following dates about the topics listed below.   Mark them on your calendar!

"Force-based beam-column element vs. displacement-based beam-column element"
December 14 at 9:00 am PT & December 15 at 4:30 pm PT

Past Discovering OpenSees Seminars – how to find past seminar recordings

For more information about the Discovering OpenSees Series including previous presentation slides, video recordings, and topics, visit the Discovering OpenSees Wiki page.

For more information about OpenSees, visit: