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Dytran 2010 User's Guide

Dytran 2010 User's Guide

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Dytran™ is a three-dimensional analysis code for analyzing the dynamic, nonlinear behavior of solid
components, structures, and fluids. It uses explicit time integration and incorporates features that
simulate a wide range of material and geometric nonlinearity.
Dytran™ is a three-dimensional analysis code for analyzing the dynamic, nonlinear behavior of solid
components, structures, and fluids. It uses explicit time integration and incorporates features that
simulate a wide range of material and geometric nonlinearity.

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There are several possibilities for making time histories. One can make a material time history but that
would be for all the material and can be too global. Another option would be to make time histories of
certain elements. But this can be too local. To allow for time history that are neither too global nor too
local, the MATBX entry can be used.

MATBX enables time history output for for elements inside user defined boxes. These boxes are
stationary. For MATBX, any variable that is valid for Eulerian elements can be requested. It fully supports
multiple coupling surfaces. In addition multi-material variables can be requested as part of the Eulerian
output of MATBX.
An example is given by

TYPE (ARCMATBX) = TIMEHIS
MATBOUT (ARCMATBX) = FMAT,XVEL,YVEL,ZVEL,MASS,DENSITY
MATBX (ARCMATBX) = 60
SET 60 = 210,220
STEPS (ARCMATBX) = 0,THRU,END,BY,1
SAVE (ARCMATBX) = 99999
BOX,210,,0.0345,-1,-1,0.002,2,2
BOX,220,,0.1085,-1,-1,0.002,2,2

As result time histories are available for the two boxes between x=0.0345 and x=0.0365 and between
x=0.1085 and x=1.105. For more details see example 3-7 in the Dytran example manual.
By choosing the size of the box sufficiently small MATBX can function as marker. For meshes allowing
only general coupling, markers are not supported and MATBX provides a good alternative.

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Time Histories for Boxes

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10Executing Dytran Using DMP

System Requirements 223

Hardware and Software Requirements 224

User Notes 226

Additional Information of Different Platforms 228

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For most Dytran simulations, the costs of Lagrange elements are insignificant when compared to the cost
of Euler elements. So for most simulations it is not worthwhile to run the Lagrange solvers in parallel.
Therefore, in DMP mode, Dytran distributes the Euler elements across the available CPUs, while
performing all Lagrangian solver calculations on the master cpu.
The partitioning of the Euler domain into sub domains is done automatically. Each of these sub domains
is put on a different CPU. This partitioning can be visualized by requesting the variable PARTITION on
Euler archive requests. The value of PARTITION equals the CPU number.
The DMP capability includes:

•Single and Multi-Material Euler
•Roe Solver
•Failed elements in coupling surface
•Graded Mesh
•Biased meshing
•Coupling surface output and markers
•Geometric boundary conditions
•Viscosity

The DMP capability does not support the following:

•Adaptive Euler
•ALE Method
•Lagrangian Solver

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System Requirements

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