ALE Materials


  1. All characters beyond the tenth of a keyword are ignored (for example, it is possible to input HONEYCOM, instead of HONEYCOMB).
  2. The Manual Keyword is the keyword of the law as referenced in this manual.
  3. The Law Number is the material law number used to reference the material law in the fixed format manual.
  4. The Other Available Keywords column features other keywords which can be used to define the same material laws.
  5. In addition to the ALE material laws, the material laws 1, 2, 3, 4 and the isotropic material laws with volumetric properties are compatible with the ALE approach. ALE (Arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian) material laws (11, 18, 20, 26, 37 and 51) are described in the ALE options.
  6. If a node is connected to an ALE material, the nodal value output to /TH and Animation files have the following description:
    • positions and displacements represent the grid positions and displacements;
    • accelerations and velocities represent the material accelerations and velocities.