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group_contactspring_direction index $dir\_x ~ dir\_y ~ dir\_z$

Direction of a contactspring; that is the direction normal to the surface of the body to which the contact spring is connected. If this record is not specified, the direction is taken to be from the first node of the spring to the second node. The direction it used to determine the elongation of the spring normal to the surface (penetration). The index specifies the element_group, see element_group.

tochnog 2001-09-02