Bulk Data Entry Controls the contribution from damping, in addition to the stiffness contribution in the element force calculation for Linear Transient Analysis.

Parameter Values Description
GE4TRSTF <0, 1>
0 (Default)
The damping coefficient is excluded in the calculation of stresses and element forces. Only the stiffness contribution is considered in this case.
The damping coefficient is considered when the stresses and element forces are calculated.
In this case, both the damping and elastic contributions are used. 1 and 2


  1. The value of damping will be considered from the Material/Property/NSGE or PARAM, G entries in the model.
  2. When PARAM, GE4TRSTF, 1 is used, the element forces for CDAMP1, CDAMP2, CVISC elements and viscous contribution in CBUSH elements are calculated and provided as output, in case of Linear Transient Analysis.