Topic: Extracting Section Forces
I am modelling a couple stories of a coupled shear wall system. I am restraining one wall, while imposing a displacement on the other wall, resulting in an imposed shear force in the coupling beams.
My issue is that I cannot seem to find a way to extract the shear force in the coupling beams. I cannot use the reaction force at the imposed displacement as my coupling beams vary in size and I'm interested in the force-rotation response of each coupling beam.
I have tried to use the output data request feature but I cannot seem to extract nodal force/ sectional forces. I have also not been able to find a monitor that would be able to record the sectional force. I have read the troubleshooting guide (section 2.2.21), however, I cannot find a solution there.