Topic: Spring Definition
I am using ATENA 3D.
I read ATENA documentations and I did not find clear explanation on the spring definition.
As I understand, the spring materiel is defined by the stress vs relative displacement, and the slop is the stiffness of the spring. I hope that this is true.
could anyone tell me how the spring behavior is effected by its length and area or thickness. What would be the reference in practical application to define these values (length, area, thickness)?