# udfGetTimeAlpha()

Return the time at the alpha point of the generalized-alpha time marching algorithm.

## Syntax

timeAlpha = udfGetTimeAlpha( udfHd ) ;

## Type

AcuSolve User-Defined Function Global

## Parameters

udfHd
The opaque handle (pointer) which was passed to the user function.

## Return Value

timeAlpha (real)
Time at the alpha point of the generalized-alpha time marching algorithm.

## Description

This routine returns the time at the alpha point of the generalized-alpha time marching algorithm. The element residual is evaluated at this time; hence if a material model or other element data is dependent on time, this function must be used to get the time. For example,
Real timeAlpha ;
...
timeAlpha = udfGetTimeAlpha( udfHd ) ;

## Errors

This routine expects a valid udfHd.