1 Introduction

In this manual the detailed description of available elements is given. The actual availability of particular elements depends on OOFEM configuration. Elements are specified using element records, which are part of oofem input file. The general format of element record is described in OOFEM input manual.

Every element is described in a separate section. The section includes the “element keyword”, which determines the element type in element record, approximation and interpolation characteristics, required cross section properties (which are summarized in “CS properties” part), and a summary of element features. The “Load” section contains useful information about the types of loadings supported by particular elements.