/RIVET (Obsolete)

Block Format Keyword Describes the rivet or spotweld.


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rivet_ID node_ID1 node_ID2              


Field Contents SI Unit Example
part_ID Part identifier of the block.

(Integer, maximum 10 characters)

rivet_ID Rivet identifier


node_ID1 Node identifier 1


node_ID2 Node identifier 2




  1. The identifier must be unique in each element family, but it is advised for each element type to have a unique element identifier in the global model.
  2. More than one rivet block can be used to define a part.
  3. Any number of rivets can be defined in one block.
  4. A rivet is a rigid link between two nodes.
  5. A rivet is a kinematic condition, but its input is similar to that of an element.