SAP IV USER'S MANUAL

SAP IV

A STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS PROGRAM
FOR STATIC AND DYNAMIC RESPONSE OF LINEAR SYSTEMS

by

Klaus-Jürgen Bathe
Edward L. Wilson
Fred E. Peterson

June 1973
Revised April 1974

  1. ABSTRACT
  2. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
  3. DESCRIPTION OF SAP IV AND SAMPLE ANALYSES
  4. APPENDIX – DATA INPUT TO SAP IV
    1. I: HEADING CARD
    2. II: MASTER CONTROL CARD
    3. III: NODAL POINT DATA
    4. IV: ELEMENT DATA
      1. TYPE 1-THREE DIMENSIONAL TRUSS ELEMENTS
      2. TYPE 2-THREE DIMENSIONAL BEAM ELEMENTS
      3. TYPE 3-PLANE STRESS MEMBRANE ELEMENTS
      4. TYPE 4-TWO DIMENSIONAL FINITE ELEMENTS
      5. TYPE 5-THREE DIMENSIONAL SOLID ELEMENTS
      6. TYPE 6-PLATE AND SHELL ELEMENTS
      7. TYPE 7-BOUNDARY ELEMENTS
      8. TYPE 8-VARIABLE-NUMBER-NODES THICK SHELL AND THREE-DIMENSIONAL ELEMENTS
      9. TYPE 9-PIPE ELEMENTS
      10. TYPE 13-TETRAHEDRAL SOLID ELEMENTS
    5. V: CONCENTRATED LOAD/MASS DATA
    6. VI: ELEMENT LOAD MULTIPLIERS
    7. VII: DYNAMIC ANALYSES
    8. A: DYNAMIC ANALYSIS RESTART
    9. B: STARTING ITERATION VECTORS
  5. EERC REPORTS

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