Based on my limited knowledge, I think 1D elements have no relation to plate/shells, only beam/column or what we say truss elements are to be considered 1D elements. Having options in plate/shells element is nice but its too advanced.

On Tuesday, May 22, 2012 5:16:28 PM UTC+6, Robert Cimrman wrote:
Thanks for the offer, but I am learning this topic myself. If I knew exactly
how to do it, it would be a piece of cake.

If there is anybody with some coding experience related to plates/shells/beams
etc., any remark/suggestion will be appreciated.

r.

On 05/22/2012 12:47 PM, Md. Golam Rashed wrote:
> What sort of tasks one have to take to implement support for 1D element?
> I'm also looking forward to it. However, you can provide me with brief
> instructions, see what I can do.
>
> On Monday, May 21, 2012 1:58:08 AM UTC-7, Robert Cimrman wrote:
>>
>> Hi Nimish,
>>
>> the 1D elements are not currently supported, that's true. Also the 2D
>> elements
>> are supported only for 2D problems for now - no 2D elements embedded in
>> 3D.
>>
>> FYI: I am (slowly) adding the support for the elements of lower dimension,
>> and
>> even the 1D elements are planned, but I cannot tell the time frame, as the
>> rest
>> of the code has to be updated to allow that.
>>
>> Cheers,
>> r.
>>
>> On 05/21/2012 07:57 AM, Nimish wrote:
>>> I am currrently looking for FEM packages to help me solve a system of
>>> beams and columns, basically a collection of 1D bernoulli/timoshenko
>>> line elements.
>>> I started reading SfePy docs and i am getting the idea that doing the
>>> above is not really possible here, am i right?
>>> Are only 2D area elements permitted in SfePy?
>>> Or is there any direct support for solving 1D line elements too..
>>>
>>> Cheers
>>> Nimish