Bulk Data Entry Defines a scalar damper element that is connected only to scalar points.


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CDAMP3 EID PID S1 S2          


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CDAMP3 16 978 24 36          


Field Contents SI Unit Example
EID Unique element identification number.

No default (Integer > 0)

PID A PDAMP property entry identification number.
Specifies an identification number for this property.
Specifies a user-defined string label for this property. 5

Default = EID (Integer > 0 or <String>)

S1, S2 Scalar point identification numbers.

Default = 0 (Integer ≥ 0; S1S2)



  1. S1 or S2, but not both, may be blank or zero, indicating a constrained coordinate.
  2. Only one scalar damper element may be defined on a single entry.
  3. A scalar point specified on this entry does not need to be defined on a SPOINT Bulk Data Entry.
  4. Scalar damper elements are ignored in heat transfer analysis.
  5. String based labels allow for easier visual identification of properties, when being referenced by the elements cards. For more details, refer to String Label Based Input File in the Bulk Data Input File.
  6. This card is represented as a spring or mass element in HyperMesh.