Hi, this is a curated list of OpenSees resources. You may find something awesome that gives you a better experience using or developing OpenSees. Learn more on OpenSees official wiki website.
This awesome-list project is inspired by the project awesome. However, as OpenSees itself is rapidly growing, most of the related resources are not so mature. Therefore, the resources listed here may suffer from some limitations, or still under development but inspiring. The author doesn't take any responsibility for the accuracy of anything listed. You should judge whether to use them by yourself.
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- - Available on Windows platform
- - Available on Mac OS
- - Available on Linux
- - Open source
- - Python script
- - Matlab script
- - Abandoned
- - in Chinese
- Graphical Processor
- Stand-Alone Editor
- Editor Plugin
- Cloud Computing
- User Procedure
- Tutorial and Example
- Blog and Community
The official source code of OpenSees has finally moved to Github! See the repository!
User-friendly graphical pre- and post-processors for OpenSees.
- GiD+OpenSees - An OpenSees add-on for GiD, A general graphical pre/post processor.
- Build-X - An Expert Tool for Seismic Analysis and Assessment of 3D Buildings with OpenSees.
- NextFEM - A user friendly Finite Element Analysis program, which can be used alone or to be a pre- or post- processor for several widely used FEM programs (i.e. OOFEM, SAP2000, Midas GEN, OpenSees, ABAQUS/CalculiX, Zeus-NL, and others).
- OpenSees Navigator - A stand-alone Matlab interface allowing users to quickly create models, perform analysis, and look at the results.
- ETO (Etabs To OpenSees) - A pre- and post-processor which is able to import
.s2kfile generated by ETABS.
- STKO (Scientific ToolKit for OpenSees) - A cutting-edge pre- and post-processor for both serial and parallel versions of OpenSees.
Stand-alone editor programs just for OpenSees code.
- Cypress Editor - A better editor for who does OpenSees code.
OpenSees plugins for existing welcomed text editors.
- Sublime-OpenSees - A Sublime Text plug-in for the OpenSees extension language of TCL.
- OpenSEESAutoComplete - An auto-complete plugin to make writing OpenSees file easier on Notepad++.
- Atom Language Package - An Atom text editor package that provides syntax highlighting and auto-completion for OpenSees tcl scripts.
- VSCode Language Support - An extension that adds rich language support for OpenSees flavoured TCL language in Visual Studio Code.
Simple scripts that help visualise OpenSees models or results.
- OpenSees Model View - A Python package that can be used to visualise your OpenSees model as the tcl file is written.
- OpenSees 3D Visualisation - A Python script that reads OpenSees simulation input and output files to create a 3D visualisation of your displaced model.
- OpenSees Model Plotter Matlab - A Matlab-based plotter for models developed in OpenSees.
- OpenSees Online Visualizer - Copy and paste your tcl code in browser, and your visualized model is there.
- OpenSeesPy PostProcessor - OpenSeesPy is the Python version of OpenSees. It includes post-processing commands that can be used to visualize 2D and 3D models with beam-column elements, Tri, Quad, and brick elements with only a single command. Users can plot deformed shapes, mode-shapes and time-hostory animations for both OpenSees Python and Tcl models. The animations can be saved as a movie file.
Resources and guidelines for you to run OpenSees on cloud.
- Docker Image - A light-weight docker image to run OpenSees on any cloud or local platform easily.
- Amazon EC2 - A guideline to running OpenSees Sequentially and in Parallel on Amazon EC2.
Application Programming Interfaces that call OpenSees.
- The OpenSeesPy Library - A Python 3 interpreter library from the official website.
- OpenSeesAPI - A Python package that is used to write OpenSees tcl scripts quickly.
- OpenSeesAPI.m - An OpenSees API for MATLAB.
- Script Generation via Templates - An inspiring example of using Python template engine Jinjia2 to generate massive tcl scripts.
- Node-OpenSees - A Node.js bind for OpenSees. (Not maintained, just for inspiration)
Reuseable user-defined procedures and snippets.
- Smart Analyze - A helper user procedure to improve convergence and speed up for both quasi-static and time-history analyses.
Tutorial and Example
Official and unofficial tutorials and examples in a variety of languages.
- Official Getting Started Manual - A brief introduction to get started.
- Official Examples Collection - All the examples provided by the OpenSees developing group.
- Getting Started Tutorial in Chinese - A simple but powerful tutorial for brand new users.
Blog and Community
Personal blogs, communities or forums where you can find help.
- Official Community - The official community where you can get help from software developers.
- dinochen.com in Chinese - Blog of Dr. Chen Xue Wei, Senior Associate, WSP Hong Kong Ltd.
- Portwood Digital - Blog of Dr. Michael Scott, Oregon State University. He is one of the core developers of OpenSees.
- Jose Abell's Research Blog - Blog of Dr. Jose Abell focused on Geotechincal research using OpenSees.
If you are interested in contributing, please read the contribution guidelines. You can either contribute to the list, or contribute to the tcl codes. Your efforts are highly appreciated by the authors.
To the extent possible under law, Hanlin Dong has waived all copyright and related or neighboring rights to awesome-opensees. This work is published from: Mainland China.