Topic: Joint / Element / Loading generation with loops
Dear Sir / Madame,
I am currently modelling an experimental wind turbine tower structure. The structural form is a truncated cone (horizontal section circle ring, vertical section trapezoid). I would like to perform a parametric study with multiple geometries. As the wind loads are varying in every surface point as a function of height and azimuth angle as well as the temperature loads as a function of the azimuth angle the modelling with multiple geometries with the GiD-Atena workflow would be very time consuming. However the structure can be very easily defined through a dozen geometrical parameters. I thought that maybe a direct definition of the numerical model in a parametric batch input file would be more suitable for the task.
My question is if there is a possibility for the generation of the Joints, Elements and Loading with the help of Loops including predefined parameters and the Evaluate command. I have read the Input File Format and Troubleshooting Documentations but I havent found anything regarding Loops. Or would it be better to prepare an Excel-Sheet with the Joint coordinates, Element joints and Loading on joints.
Thank you for your input in advance.