Mapdl.bsm2(val1='', val2='', t='', **kwargs)

Specifies the bending curvature and moment relationship in plane XY for

APDL Command: BSM2 beam sections.

  • val1 – Curvature component (κ2).

  • val2 – Bending moment component (M2).

  • t – Temperature.


The behavior of beam elements is governed by the generalized- stress/generalized-strain relationship of the form:

The BSM2 command, one of several nonlinear general beam section commands, specifies the bending curvature and moment relationship for plane XY of a beam section. The section data defined is associated with the section most recently defined (via the SECTYPE command).

Unspecified values default to zero.

Related commands are BSAX, BSM1, BSTQ, BSS1, BSS2, BSMD, and BSTE.

For complete information, see Using Nonlinear General Beam Sections.