class sharpy.structure.models.beamstructures.Element(ielem, n_nodes, global_connectivities, coordinates, frame_of_reference_delta, structural_twist, num_mem, stiff_index, mass_index)[source]

This class stores all the required data for the definition of a linear or quadratic beam element.


Generates two unit vectors in body FoR that define the local FoR for a beam element. These vectors are calculated using frame_of_reference_delta :return: