Input Data

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The current input data consist of five archives with following extensions:

  • .node for the nodal coordinates
  • .prop which containes the elemental properties
  • .elem for elemental connectivities
  • .cond containing conditions connectivities and node's fixed dofs
  • .init for nodal initial values

All files are free format and the reading is not depend to the spaces, tabs, endlines etc.


Nodal Coordinates File

This file must have the .node extension with following format:

NODES = NodesList([
[NodeId,   X,   Y,   Z],
[NodeId,   X,   Y,   Z],
 [NodeId,   X,   Y,   Z],

for example:

NODES = NodesList([
[1,   0.05000,   0.00000,   0.00000],
[2,   0.05000,   0.01000,   0.00000],
[1000,   0.00000,   1.00000,   0.00000]

The NodeIds can be noconsecutive and also not in order, however the ordered input can improve the reading time.

Properties File

This file must have the .prop extension with following format:

PROPERTIES[PropertiesId][ScalarVariableName] =  Value
PROPERTIES[PropertiesId][VectorialVariableName] =  [Value1, Value2, Value3]
PROPERTIES[PropertiesId][MatricialVariableName] =  [[Value11, Value12, Value13],
                                                    [Value21, Value22, Value23],
                                                    [Value31, Value32, Value33]]

For example:

PROPERTIES[2][DENSITY] = 2700.000000; 
PROPERTIES[2][YOUNG_MODULUS] = 7000000.000000;
PROPERTIES[2][GRAVITY] = [-39.5, 0.00, 0.00];

Elemental Connectivities File

This file must have the .elem extension and defines the elements with following format:

ELEMENTS[ElementId] = ElementName([NodeId1,NodeId2, ..,NodeIdn],PropertiesId);

For example:

ELEMENTS[1] = TotalLagrangian2D3N([1,2,3],1);
ELEMENTS[2] = TotalLagrangian2D3N([2,6,4],1);
ELEMENTS[3] = TotalLagrangian2D3N([6,11,8],1);
ELEMENTS[4] = TotalLagrangian2D3N([11,18,17],2);
ELEMENTS[5] = TotalLagrangian2D3N([18,26,24],2);
ELEMENTS[6] = TotalLagrangian2D3N([26,36,33],2);

Conditions File

This file must have the .cond extension and defines the fixed dofs in each node and boundary conditions. The fixed dofs can be define in following form:


For example:


The boundary conditions can be defined similar to the elements by their connectivity as follow:

CONDITIONS[ConditionId] = ConditionName([NodeId1,NodeId2, ..,NodeIdn],PropertiesId);

For example:

CONDITIONS[1176] = Face2D([684,678],1);
CONDITIONS[1175] = Face2D([693,684],1);
CONDITIONS[1176] = Face2D([684,678],1);

Initial Values File

This file must have the .init extension and can be used to give intial values to the nodal historical data using following format:

NODES[NodeId](VariableName,0) = Value;

For example:

NODES[29](PRESSURE,0) = 100.000000;

New Input Data

A new data format for input data is under design. This format contains all ModelPart's data in a minimalistic block form and consists of 8 blocks of data in following form:

 Begin ModelPartData
 //  VARIABLE_NAME value
 End ModelPartData
 Begin Properties  properties_id 
 //  VARIABLE_NAME value
 End Properties
 Begin Nodes
 // id	  X	Y	Z
 End Nodes
 Begin Elements element_name
 // id prop_id	 n1	n2	n3	...
 End Elements
 Begin Conditions condition_name 
 // id prop_id	 n1	n2	n3	...
 End Conditions
 Begin NodalData VARIABLE_NAME
 //  id is_fixed value
 End NodalData
 Begin ElementalData VARIABLE_NAME
 //  id value
 End ElementalData
 Begin CondtionalData VARIABLE_NAME
 //  id value
 End CondtionalData

Each block starts with a </tt>Begin</tt> statement following by the block name and ends with the </tt>End</tt> statement again following by the block name. Some block may have some additional parameter like id or variable in their definitions.

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