Block Format Keyword Describes the definition of exchanged FEM.


(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10)
part_ID1 part_ID2 part_ID3              


Field Contents SI Unit Example
exfem_ID Exchanged FEM identifier

(Integer, maximum 10 digits)

exfem_title Exchanged FEM title

(Character, maximum 100 characters)

part_ID1 Part identifier 1


part_ID2 Part identifier 2


part_ID3 Part identifier 3




  1. Madymo is a registered trademark of TNO Madymo BV.
  2. Both exfem_ID and exfem_title are not exchanged with Madymo.
  3. Part IDs, as well as related nodes IDs and elements IDs can be used in the Madymo input file, in order to define contact interfaces between these Radioss entities and Madymo MB or FE models. These parts must be parts of shells, 3-node shells or 8-node bricks.
  4. Option / MADYMO/LINK cannot use any node belonging to these parts; Radioss Starter will generate an error in such a case.
  5. A node belonging to such a part cannot be a secondary node of an interface TYPE2, or of a rigid body within Radioss if it receives contact forces from Madymo contact interfaces, Radioss Starter writes a warning if a node belonging to the exchanged parts is a secondary node of an interface TYPE2 or of a rigid body.