MAT = <char_string> <integer_list>

Description / Usage#

This card represents the start of each material section in the Problem Description File. Thus, one MAT card is required for each material section. Definition of the input parameters are as follows:


Filename of the material file from which all material properties for the current material will be read. The material file’s name plus extension is char_string.mat, and if the file is not present in the current working directory, the code will exit with the error message “Not all Material Files found in current directory.”


This is a list of space delimited integers that define the set of element blocks for which this material file is applicable; the integers are the element block ids defined when the domain was meshed.


The following specifies material file “sample.mat” applies to element blocks 1, 2, 3, 7, and 9:

MAT = sample 1 2 3 7 9

Note, the “.mat” extension is not specified explicitly, but appended to the character string by the code.

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