*vfx_ProSolveBegin  create an instance of a ProSolve object vfx_ProSolveEnd  destroy an instance of a ProSolve object vfx_ProSolveError  return ProSolve object error flag
vfx_ProSolveAbort  set abort flag vfx_ProSolveExec  execute solution sequence vfx_ProSolveExecSProp  execute single solution vfx_ProSolveFillResRProp  fill result RProp vfx_ProSolveFillHistRProp  fill history RProp vfx_ProSolveGetDouble  get double precision solution information vfx_ProSolveGetInteger  get integer solution information vfx_ProSolveGetLong get long integer solution information vfx_ProSolveHistory  get histories in History. vfx_ProSolveInit  initialize solution procedure vfx_ProSolveRange  specify solution sequence range vfx_ProSolveRedMat  get reduced matrices in RedMat. vfx_ProSolveSysMatrix  get reduced matrices in SysMatrix. vfx_ProSolveSetFunction  set callback functions vfx_ProSolveSetNumThreads  set number of threads vfx_ProSolveSetObject  set attribute objects GetObject  get attribute objects vfx_ProSolveSetParamc  set character paramters GetParamc  get character paramters vfx_ProSolveSetParami  set integer paramters GetParami  get integer paramters vfx_ProSolveSetParamd  set double precision paramters GetParamd  get double precision paramters vfx_ProSolveState  get solution states
Use the function vfx_ProSolveInit to initialize a solution process. This function must be called whenever a new Model object is registered or the existing Model object is changed in any way. For example, if Prosolve is used to perform an Hadaptive analysis, the function vfx_ProSolveInit must be called whenever the Model object is changed to reflect the changes in the adapting finite element mesh.
The finite element solution is performed using the vfx_ProSolveExec function. This function is computationally expensive for large models. During the solution, specified output and results files are generated and a text stream describing the solution progress is directed to the registered TextFun object. By default, the vfx_ProSolveExec function will process all solution property objects, List of SProp objects, contained in the registered Model object. A range of the solution property identifiers may be specified using vfx_ProSolveRange. The solution of each individual solution property object is called a case. During the execution of a particular SProp object, the solution case may contain a number of steps each of which pass through several phases to be completed. Usually a solution case will contain a single step unless a nonlinear or transient analysis is being performed. A solution case will always require several phases for completion. Examples of phases are stiffness matrix formation, stiffness matrix factorization, results computation, etc. The progress of the solution sequence in terms of case, steps and phases is reflected in the text directed to the registered TextFun.
Use vfx_ProSolveGetInteger and vfx_ProSolveGetDouble to query for detailed information about the solution process, such as the current case identifier, step and phase. vfx_ProSolveGetInteger function with PROSOLVE_NUMRES will return the number of State and RedMat results computed, the parameter PROSOLVE_NUMHIST will return the number of History results computed. Use the function vfx_ProSolveFillRResProp to return the output object type (State or RedMat) and fill an RProp object with the result type, etc. The RProp object is required to access output using the following two functions. The function vfx_ProSolveState is used to directly place computed results quantities in a user provided State object. The function vfx_ProSolveRedMat is used to obtain computed reduced system stiffness and mass matrices and load vectors in a user provided RedMat object. Alternatively, the function vfx_ProSolveSysMatrix can be used to return the reduced system matrices in a user provided SysMatrix object. This option is useful if additional matrix operations such as eigensolution are to be performed on the reduced system. Use the function vfx_ProSolveFillRHistProp to fill an RProp object with the result type, etc. for a history result. The RProp object is required to access the output using vfx_ProSolveHistory.
The ProSolve module provides for a callback function to be specified which is called intermittently during the solution process in vfx_ProSolveExec. The primary purpose of this function is to allow the user to interrupt or interrogate the ongoing solution process for any reason and to obtain solution results while vfx_ProSolveExec is executing. If the solution is to be terminated, call vfx_ProSolveAbort. This call will set an internal flag which will cause vfx_ProSolveExec to terminate the solution process and return. Set callback functions using vfx_ProSolveSetFunction.
Use the function vfx_ProSolveSetNumThreads to specify serial or parallel execution of ProSolve functions. Currently the following operations are parallelized.
Degree of freedom reordering. Lanczos eigensolution Matrix reduction Factorization if Intel's threaded MKL is enabled Backsubstitution if Intel's threaded MKL is enabled Coarsegrain backsubstitution for multiple rhs vectors
The number of steps and phases required to solve a particular case depends primarily upon the solution type defined in SProp using vis_SPropDef and whether or not the solution is nonlinear in some respect. For example, a linear static solution will consist of a single step with several phases required, such as element matrix formation, system matrix factorization, output calculation, etc. A nonlinear static solution will generally require several steps, each step corresponding to an incrementation of the total load.
Each step will contain an output phase. This is the phase which will be of the most importance to the user as far as obtaining the results of the solution step are concerned. When the vfx_ProSolveExec function returns only the last computed solution may be accessed. Therefore, in general, the use of the monitor function is the only way to access all the solution results while the ProSolve module is computing them. The monitor function is installed using vfx_ProSolveSetFunction. When the monitor function is called, the user must use the vfx_ProSolveGetInteger function with PROSOLVE_PHASE to query for the current phase.
If the current phase is SYS_PHASE_OUTPUT, then the user must query for the current step or mode with PROSOLVE_STEP to determine the current step or mode being output. During the output phase, the monitor function will be called exactly once for each step or mode to be output.
The interpretation of the PROSOLVE_STEP query as a mode number or actual step number depends upon the solution type. For solution types for which there is only a single solution for each step, such as static or steady state solutions, the output phase will consist of a single call to the monitor function for each step. The returned step number will be the same as the solution step number. For solution types which consist of an eigenvalue extraction in a single step, such as buckling, vibration and superelement generation, the output phase consists of a series of calls to the monitor function, one for each computed mode. In this case the returned step number will be the mode number.
The addition of balancing inertial forces may be enabled by setting the SPROP_INERTIARELIEF solution property. If enabled, the total load is the sum of the applied loads plus the balancing inertial forces. Inertia forces are computed using the mass matrix to exactly balance the applied loads.
A prestress effect may be included in the static solution by preceding the solution by a static solution step which computes the desired prestress. Use the SPROP_PRESTRESS solution property in the current solution to enable the use of the previous solution case as a prestress.
If the SPROP_NONLINEAR property is enabled then the load will be incremented depending upon the SPROP_TIME_INIT, SPROP_TIME_STEP and SPROP_TIME_TERM parameters. Equilibrium is ensured using a NewtonRaphson solution technique at each load step.
Usually only a single, or very few, lowest buckling modes are required. A subspace eigenvalue solution procedure is used in all cases.
SPROP_EIGEN_LOWEST
SPROP_EIGEN_LOWER 
SPROP_EIGEN_UPPER  SPROP_EIGEN_NUM  Description 
L 
U  N  Lowest N or all in range, whichever is smaller 
L 
U  Lowest single eigenvalue in range  
L 
N  Lowest N above L  
L 
Lowest single eigenvalue above L  

N  Lowest N  

Lowest single eigenvalue  

U  N  Lowest N below U 

U  Lowest single eigenvalue below U 
SPROP_EIGEN_ALL
SPROP_EIGEN_LOWER 
SPROP_EIGEN_UPPER  Description 
L 
U  All in range 

U  All below U 
SPROP_EIGEN_NEAREST
SPROP_EIGEN_SHIFT 
SPROP_EIGEN_NUM  Description 
S 
N  N nearest to S 
S 
Nearest single eigenvalue to S 
A Lanczos eigenvalue solution procedure is used by default.
If the SProp object for a particular solution case has been defined as SYS_SOL_SUPERELEMENT in the function vis_SPropDef, then a superelement solution is performed. The SPROP_ANALYSIS property may be SYS_ANALYSIS_STRUCTURAL or SYS_ANALYSIS_THERMAL.
In the case of structural analysis, superelement solution consists of generating a reduced stiffness and mass representation of a full system finite element model. The reduced system consists of a set of generalized degrees of freedom each of which is represented by a corresponding mode shape.
The generalized freedoms may be of three types 1) retained full system degrees of freedom (static modes), 2) vibration modes and 3) residual load modes. The SPROP_RCASE property specifies the RCase object to be used to define the static modes. Each applied restraint using the function vis_RCaseSetSPC with type RCASE_APPLIED will be treated as a static mode. Note that each fixed restraint using type RCASE_FIXED will be treated as a permanent fixity.
The SPROP_EIGEN_TYPE property specifies whether vibration modes are to be included. If this value is SPROP_EIGEN_NONE then no vibration modes are assumed otherwise the vibration modes are specified exactly as in a vibration solution.
The SPROP_LCASE_NUM property determines the number of residual load modes to include. The SPROP_LCASE property specifies the set of LCase objects to describe each load distribution for which a residual load mode is to be computed.
A prestress effect may be included in the superelement stiffness by preceding the superelement solution by a static solution step which computes the desired prestress. Use the SPROP_PRESTRESS solution property in the superelement solution to enable the use of the previous solution case as a prestress.
The superelement solution consists of a single step with phases for stiffness matrix formation, mass matrix formation, vibration mode extraction, output, etc. The output phase consists of the processing each of the superelement modes. The interpretation of the PROSOLVE_STEP query will be the mode number.
The final reduced stiffness and mass matrices or reduced load vectors may be obtained by using vfx_ProSolveRedMat to copy the reduced matrices and vectors to a user supplied RedMat object.
In the case of thermal analysis, a superelement solution consists of generating a reduced conductivity and optionally capacitance representation of a full system finite element model. The generalized degrees of freedom may only consist of steady state and residual load modes. These modes are specified in a manner similar to static modes and residual load modes in structural analysis.
Use vfx_ProSolveRedMat to copy the reduced conductivity and capacitance matrices to a user supplied RedMat object.
Note that no system stiffness or mass matrices are computed or factored.
The solution property parameters which control singular mode extraction are the following. The SPROP_EIGEN_TYPE property specifies the eigenvalue mode type. Possible types are SPROP_EIGEN_NONE, SPROP_EIGEN_ALL and SPROP_EIGEN_LOWEST. If type is SPROP_EIGEN_NONE, no singular modes are computed. If type is SPROP_EIGEN_ALL, all singular modes are computed. If type is SPROP_EIGEN_LOWEST, then a specified number of modes are computed as follows.
SPROP_EIGEN_LOWEST
SPROP_EIGEN_NUM 
Description 
N 
Lowest N or all singular modes whichever is smaller 

Lowest single singular mode 
Each solution procedure, except stress output recovery, requires the solution of a linear system. By default, a direct sparse solver is used. However depending upon model size and predominant element type used, an iterative solver may be recommended. This option is specified using vfx_ProSolveSetParami with parameter PROSOLVE_SOLVER. The symmetric incore direct sparse solver is PROSOLVE_SYMM_SPARSE, the symmetric incore iterative solver is PROSOLVE_SYMM_ITER_CONJGRAD. The iterative solver is particularly effective when 2nd order element formulations are used, specifically isoparametric 10 node parabolic tetrahedra. For small problems, ie less than 500,000 DoF, the direct sparse solver is generally fastest while requiring a moderate amount of memory. For larger problems the iterative solver is generally faster requiring a much smaller amount of memory than the direct sparse solver. It is generally recommended that the outofcore versions of either the direct sparse or iterative solver be avoided unless required due to central memory restrictions.
*vfx_ProSolveBegin  create an instance of a ProSolve object
vfx_ProSolve *vfx_ProSolveBegin ()
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Destroy an instance of a ProSolve object using
void vfx_ProSolveEnd (vfx_ProSolve *prosolve)
Return the current value of a ProSolve object error flag using
Vint vfx_ProSolveError (vfx_ProSolve *prosolve)
vfx_ProSolveAbort  set abort flag
void vfx_ProSolveAbort (vfx_ProSolve *prosolve)
prosolve Pointer to ProSolve object.
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vfx_ProSolveExec  execute solution procedure
void vfx_ProSolveExec (vfx_ProSolve *prosolve)
prosolve Pointer to ProSolve object.
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vfx_ProSolveExecSProp  execute single solution
void vfx_ProSolveExecSProp (vfx_ProSolve *prosolve, vis_SProp *sprop)
prosolve Pointer to ProSolve object. sprop Pointer to SProp object.
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vfx_ProSolveFillResRProp  fill result RProp
void vfx_ProSolveFillResRProp (vfx_ProSolve *prosolve, Vint index, vis_RProp *rprop, Vint *flag, Vint *objectype)
prosolve Pointer to ProSolve object. index Result index >= 1
rprop RProp obect to fill flag Result available flag =SYS_ON Available =SYS_OFF Not available objecttype The object type identifier =VIS_STATE State object =VIS_REDMAT RedMat object
vfx_ProSolveFillHistRProp  fill history RProp
void vfx_ProSolveFillHistRProp (vfx_ProSolve *prosolve, Vint index, vis_RProp *rprop, Vint *flag)
prosolve Pointer to ProSolve object. index History index >= 1
rprop RProp obect to fill flag History available flag =SYS_ON Available =SYS_OFF Not available
vfx_ProSolveGetDouble  get double precision solution information
void vfx_ProSolveGetDouble (vfx_ProSolve *prosolve, Vint type, Vdouble dparam[])
prosolve Pointer to ProSolve object. type Type of integer information to query =PROSOLVE_FACTOROPS Number of FLOPS for factorization =PROSOLVE_SOLVEOPS Number of FLOPS for solve
dparam Returned double precision information
vfx_ProSolveGetInteger  get integer solution information
void vfx_ProSolveGetInteger (vfx_ProSolve *prosolve, Vint type, Vint iparam[])
prosolve Pointer to ProSolve object. type Type of integer information to query =PROSOLVE_ANALYSIS Current analysis type =PROSOLVE_SOLUTION Current solution type =PROSOLVE_PHASE Current solution phase =PROSOLVE_CASE Current solution case =PROSOLVE_NUMHIST Number histories SPROP_HISTFILE_NUM =PROSOLVE_NUMRES Number results SPROP_RESFILE_NUM. =PROSOLVE_NUMMODES Number of modes computed. =PROSOLVE_STEP Current solution step =PROSOLVE_PERCENTDONE Current percent of solution completed =PROSOLVE_NUMSINGULAR Number of singularities
iparam Returned integer information
Possible returned phase values are:
SYS_PHASE_MASS Mass matrix formation SYS_PHASE_SYMFACTOR Symbolic factorization SYS_PHASE_INITCOND Initial conditions SYS_PHASE_PREDICTOR Solution predictor SYS_PHASE_STIFF Stiffness matrix formation SYS_PHASE_FACTOR Stiffness matrix factorization SYS_PHASE_UPDATE Solution vector update SYS_PHASE_REACT Reaction vector formation SYS_PHASE_REACTSTIFF Reaction vector and stiffness matrix formation SYS_PHASE_SOLVE Solution vector solve SYS_PHASE_GEOMSTIFF Geometric stiffness matrix formation SYS_PHASE_BUCKLING Buckling eigenvalue extraction SYS_PHASE_VIBRATION Vibration eigenvalue extraction SYS_PHASE_OUTPUT Results computation
The query type PROSOLVE_NUMMODES returns the number of computed modes for buckling, vibration, superelement and singularity analysis. For superelement analysis this includes all static, vibration and residual load modes.
The query type PROSOLVE_NUMSINGULAR returns the number of singularities in a singularity analysis.
vfx_ProSolveGetLong  get long integer solution information
void vfx_ProSolveGetLong (vfx_ProSolve *prosolve, Vint type, Vlong lparam[])
prosolve Pointer to ProSolve object. type Type of integer information to query =PROSOLVE_ASSEM_NONZ Number nonzeros in assembled matrix =PROSOLVE_FACTOR_NONZ Number nonzeros in factored matrix
lparam Returned long integer information
vfx_ProSolveInit  initialize solution procedure
void vfx_ProSolveInit (vfx_ProSolve *prosolve)
prosolve Pointer to ProSolve object.
None
vfx_ProSolveSetFunction  set callback functions
void vfx_ProSolveSetFunction (vfx_ProSolve *prosolve, Vint funtype, void (*function)(vfx_ProSolve*, Vobject*), Vobject *object)
prosolve Pointer to ProSolve object. funtype Type of callback function to set =PROSOLVE_FUN_MONITOR Monitor callback function Pointer to callback function object Pointer to the object to be returned as function argument
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vfx_ProSolveSetNumThreads  set number of threads
void vfx_ProSolveSetNumThreads (vfx_ProSolve *prosolve, Vint num)
prosolve Pointer to ProSolve object. num Number of threads =0 Default, serial execution. >=1 Number of threads for parallel execution
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vfx_ProSolveSetObject  set attribute objects
void vfx_ProSolveSetObject (vfx_ProSolve *prosolve, Vint objecttype, Vobject *object)
prosolve Pointer to ProSolve object. objecttype The object type identifier =VIS_MODEL Model object =VSY_TEXTFUN TextFun object object Pointer to the object to be set.
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Get object as an output argument using
void vfx_ProSolveGetObject (vfx_ProSolve *prosolve, Vint objecttype, Vobject **object)
vfx_ProSolveSetParamc  set character paramters
void vfx_ProSolveSetParamc (vfx_ProSolve *prosolve, Vint ptype, Vchar *cparam)
prosolve Pointer to ProSolve object. ptype Type of solution parameter to set =PROSOLVE_OUTFILE Pathname for output file =PROSOLVE_ORIGCODE Originating solver name =PROSOLVE_ORIGVERSION Originating solver version =PROSOLVE_EIGEN_FILE Pathname out of core eigenvector file =PROSOLVE_KFACTOR_FILE Pathname out of core stiffness factor file =PROSOLVE_MFACTOR_FILE Pathname out of core mass factor file =PROSOLVE_RESFILE Pathname result file cparam Specifies the character value that ptype will be set to.
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The parameter PROSOLVE_OUTFILE specifies the pathname for the output file. By default PROSOLVE_OUTFILE is vki.out.
The parameter PROSOLVE_ORIGCODE specifies the solver name to be used for output etc. By default PROSOLVE_ORIGCODE is VKI ProSolve.
The parameter PROSOLVE_VERSION specifies the solver version to be used for output etc. By default PROSOLVE_ORIGVERSION is the current DevTools release number.
The parameter PROSOLVE_EIGEN_FILE specifies the pathname for the out of core eigenvector file. By default PROSOLVE_EIGEN_FILE is vki.eoc.
The parameters PROSOLVE_KFACTOR_FILE and PROSOLVE_MFACTOR_FILE specify the pathnames for the out of core stiffness and mass factorization files respectively. These files are created only if the out of core direct or iterative solver or AMLS eigensolver are used. By default PROSOLVE_KFACTOR_FILE is vki.foc and PROSOLVE_MFACTOR_FILE is vki.moc. The out of core mass factor is only generated by AMLS.
The parameter PROSOLVE_RESFILE specifies the pathname for the results file. By default PROSOLVE_RESFILE is vki.vdm.
Get cparam as an output argument using
void vfx_ProSolveGetParamc (vfx_ProSolve *prosolve, Vint ptype, Vchar *cparam)
vfx_ProSolveSetParamd  set double precision paramters
void vfx_ProSolveSetParamd (vfx_ProSolve *prosolve, Vint ptype, Vdouble dparam)
prosolve Pointer to ProSolve object. ptype Type of solution parameter to set =PROSOLVE_ITER_FTOL Iterative solver force tolerance =PROSOLVE_ITER_UTOL Iterative solver solution tolerance =PROSOLVE_ITER_ETOL Iterative solver energy tolerance =PROSOLVE_AMLS_CUTFACT1 Overall frequency cutoff factor =PROSOLVE_AMLS_CUTFACT2 Reduced frequency cutoff factor =PROSOLVE_FACTOR_SINGPEN Factor singularity penalty =PROSOLVE_FACTOR_SINGTOL Factor singularity tolerance param Specifies the double precision value that ptype will be set to.
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The parameter PROSOLVE_ITER_FTOL provides a tolerance to be used against the residual norm during an iterative solution. Defaults to 5.E3.
The parameter PROSOLVE_ITER_UTOL provides a tolerance to be used against the solution increment norm during an iterative solution. Defaults to 5.E7.
The parameter PROSOLVE_ITER_ETOL provides a tolerance to be used against the energy norm during an iterative solution. Defaults to 5.E7.
Specify an overall cutoff factor at substructure levels using PROSOLVE_AMLS_CUTFACT1. The frequencies at each substructure level are truncated at this factor times the upper frequency limit of requested spectrum. This value will affect the accuracy of all modes. Suggest specified values be no larger than 10. By default PROSOLVE_AMLS_CUTFACT1 is 5.
Specify a reduced cutoff factor using PROSOLVE_AMLS_CUTFACT2. Higher values will have a tendency to increase the accuracy of higher modes. By default PROSOLVE_AMLS_CUTFACT2 is 1.7 Suggest specified values be no larger than 2.5. Note that 1. < PROSOLVE_AMLS_CUTFACT2 < PROSOLVE_AMLS_CUTFACT1.
Specify a factorization singularity tolerance using PROSOLVE_FACTOR_SINGTOL. If automatic singularity detection is enabled, and a singularity is encountered then the reduced pivot is replaced by the value given by the parameter PROSOLVE_FACTOR_SINGPEN multiplied by the pivot's value before reduction. This procedure is equivalent to introducing a penalty parameter that multiplies the matrix diagonal in order to enforce a constraint. Users should exert care in using this procedure, especially if there is a load applied in the direction of the singularity, or if the system is indefinite. By default PROSOLVE_FACTOR_SINGTOL is 1.E14 and PROSOLVE_FACTOR_SINGPEN is 1.e+5.
Get dparam as an output argument using
void vfx_ProSolveGetParamd (vfx_ProSolve *prosolve, Vint ptype, Vdouble *dparam)
vfx_ProSolveSetParami  set integer paramters
void vfx_ProSolveSetParami (vfx_ProSolve *prosolve, Vint ptype, Vint iparam)
prosolve Pointer to ProSolve object. ptype Type of solution parameter to set =PROSOLVE_EIGEN_METHOD Eigensolver method for vibration =PROSOLVE_CHECKTOTALVOL Total element Jacobian checking =PROSOLVE_CHECKCORNNORM Corner normal checking =PROSOLVE_LANCZOS_BLOCKSIZE Lanczos block size =PROSOLVE_MPCTYPE MPC application method =PROSOLVE_OOCMEM_FACTOR Memory used for outofcore factor =PROSOLVE_PRINTLEVEL Level of printout to output file =PROSOLVE_RESTYPE Type of result file to produce =PROSOLVE_SAVEMODEL Save model on result file flag =PROSOLVE_SAVERES Save results on result file flag =PROSOLVE_SOLVER Linear equation solver method =PROSOLVE_SOLVERTYPE Linear equation solver type =PROSOLVE_EIGEN_OOC Eigenvector outofcore flag =PROSOLVE_FACTOR_OOC Factor outofcore flag iparam Specifies the integer value that ptype will be set to. =SYS_OFF Disable =SYS_ON Enable =SYS_NATIVE VdmTools Native result file =SYS_NATIVE_HDF VdmTools Native HDF5 result file =SYS_NASTRAN_OUTPUT2 NASTRAN .op2 file =SYS_ENSIGHT ENSIGHT file =PROSOLVE_SYMM_SPARSE Symmetric sparse solver =PROSOLVE_NSYMM_SPARSE Nonsymmetric sparse solver =PROSOLVE_SYMM_ITER_CONJGRAD Symmetric conjugate gradient iterative solver =PROSOLVE_SYMM_ITER_GMRES Symmetric GMRES iterative solver =PROSOLVE_NSYMM_ITER Nonsymmetric GMRES iterative solver =SYS_EIGEN_SUBSPACE Subspace eigensolver vibration =SYS_EIGEN_LANCZOS Lanczos eigensolver vibration =SYS_EIGEN_AMLS AMLS eigensolver vibration =SYS_SOLVERTYPE_LL Leftlooking solver =SYS_SOLVERTYPE_MF Multifrontal solver =SYS_SOLVERTYPE_MFP Multifrontal parallelized solver =SYS_SOLVERTYPE_PARDISO Intel Pardiso equation solver =SYS_SOLVERTYPE_MUMPS MUMPS equation solver =VFX_MPCTYPE_PENALTY Penalty function method =VFX_MPCTYPE_LAGMULT Lagrange multipier method =VFX_MPCTYPE_AUGMENT Augmented Lagrange multipier method =VFX_MPCTYPE_TRANSFORM Matrix transformation method.
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The parameter PROSOLVE_PRINTLEVEL controls the level of printout to the output file. A print level of 0 specifies that no output file is written. A print level of 1 writes summary tables of the model and results to the output file. A print level of 2 writes complete listings of the model and results to the output file. By default PROSOLVE_PRINTLEVEL is 1.
The parameter PROSOLVE_CHECKTOTALVOL toggles of Jacobian checking performed during solid element volume integrations. If this parameter is not enabled, then an error is generated if the Jacobian contribution of any integration point is nonpositive. If this parameter is enabled then an error is generated only if the total Jacobian contribution over all integration points is nonpositive. By default PROSOLVE_CHECKTOTALVOL is set to SYS_OFF.
The parameter PROSOLVE_CHECKCORNNORM toggles a comparison between computed normals at integration points in shells and a computed normal interpolated from corner node values. If this parameter is enabled then the dot product of these two normals is computed and, if negative, an error is flagged. By default PROSOLVE_CHECKCORNNORM is set to SYS_ON.
The parameter PROSOLVE_MPCTYPE specifies the type of method to be used to enforce multipoint contraints. Multipoint contraints arise from MPC cases, contraint and rigid elements. A type of VFX_MPCTYPE_PENALTY uses the penalty function method. Two other types use variations of the Lagrange multiplier method, VFX_MPCTYPE_LAGMULT and VFX_MPCTYPE_AUGMENT. The later uses an augmented Lagrange multiplier method. A fourth option, VFX_MPCTYPE_TRANSFORM uses matrix transformations to eliminate dependent degress of freedom from the system. This method is the preferred alternative to the penalty function method. By default PROSOLVE_MPCTYPE is set to VFX_MPCTYPE_TRANSFORM.
The parameter PROSOLVE_OOCMEM_FACTOR is used to specifiy, in megabytes, the block size used for the out of core factor. By default PROSOLVE_OOCMEM_FACTOR is set to 256.
The parameter PROSOLVE_RESTYPE specifies the type of results file to be generated. By default PROSOLVE_RESTYPE is set to SYS_NATIVE.
The parameters PROSOLVE_SAVEMODEL and PROSOLVE_SAVERES toggle the saving of model data and computed results data to the results file. By default PROSOLVE_SAVEMODEL and PROSOLVE_SAVERES are enabled.
The parameter PROSOLVE_SOLVER is used to control the linear equation solver to be used. The basic choices are symmetric and nonsymmetric direct and iterative solvers. Set PROSOLVE_SOLVER to PROSOLVE_SYMM_SPARSE for a sparse, symmetric, direct solver; to PROSOLVE_NSYMM_SPARSE for a sparse, nonsymmetric direct solver; to PROSOLVE_SYMM_ITER_CONJGRAD for a conjugrade gradientdriven iterative solution of a symmetric system; to PROSOLVE_SYMM_ITER_GMRES for a GMRESdriven iterative solution of a symmetric system; and to PROSOLVE_NSYMM_ITER for a GMRESdriver solution of a nonsymmetric system.
The parameter PROSOLVE_EIGEN_METHOD is used to select the eigenmethod used for vibration or superelement analysis. It can be set to either SYS_EIGEN_SUBSPACE, SYS_EIGEN_LANCZOS and SYS_EIGEN_AMLS. Defaults to SYS_EIGEN_LANCZOS.
Use PROSOLVE_LANCZOS_BLOCKSIZE to select the block size used by the Lanczos eigensolver. If running in serial mode it is suggested to use a block size of 1. If running in parallel mode it is suggested to make the block size the minimum of the number of threads and 7. If set to 0, a simplified unblocked Lanczos algorithm is used which avoids the full use of BLAS/LAPACK functions. By default, if VKI_LIBAPI_BLASMKL_SEQUENTIAL or VKI_LIBAPI_BLASMKL_THREAD is defined, then PROSOLVE_LANCZOS_BLOCKSIZE defaults to 7, else it defaults to 0. An error will be issued if the block size is set to a value greater than zero and some version of the MKL BLAS has not been defined.
Use PROSOLVE_SOLVERTYPE to set the specific direct sparse equation solver package to be used. Set SYS_SOLVERTYPE_LL, SYS_SOLVERTYPE_MF or SYS_SOLVERTYPE_MFP to use the native leftlooking, serial multifrontal or parallel, high performance multifrontal solver. Use SYS_SOLVERTYPE_PARDISO to use Intel's MKL Pardiso solver. Pardiso selection requires that DevTools be compiled with the flag VKI_LIBAPI_PARDISO. Set SYS_SOLVERTYPE_MUMPS to use the NUMPS solver. MUMPS selection requires that DevTools be compiled with VKI_LIBAPI_MUMPS. Currently only the sequential version of MUNPS is advised. Defaults to SYS_SOLVERTYPE_MFP.
Use PROSOLVE_EIGEN_OOC to enable out of core storage of eigenvectors. The default PROSOLVE_EIGEN_OOC is off.
Use PROSOLVE_FACTOR_OOC to enable the outofcore linear equation solver. The default PROSOLVE_FACTOR_OOC is off.
Get iparam as an output argument using
void vfx_ProSolveGetParami (vfx_ProSolve *prosolve, Vint ptype, Vint *iparam)
vfx_ProSolveRange  specify solution sequence range
void vfx_ProSolveRange (vfx_ProSolve *prosolve, Vint sid1, Vint sid2)
prosolve Pointer to ProSolve object. sid1 Beginning solution sequence id sid2 Ending solution sequence id
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vfx_ProSolveRedMat  get reduced matrices
void vfx_ProSolveRedMat (vfx_ProSolve *prosolve, vis_RProp *rprop, vis_RedMat *redmat)
prosolve Pointer to ProSolve object. rprop Pointer to RProp object specifying result information redmat Pointer to RedMat solution object.
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Reduced Matrix
SYS_RES_K_MAT SYS_RES_M_MAT SYS_RES_L_VEC SYS_RES_COND_MAT SYS_RES_CAP_MAT
Whole Model
SYS_RES_X, SYS_QUA_CG
vfx_ProSolveSysMatrix  get reduced matrices in SysMatrix.
void vfx_ProSolveSysMatrix (vfx_ProSolve *prosolve, vis_RProp *rprop, vfs_SysMatrix *sysmatrix)
prosolve Pointer to ProSolve object. rprop Pointer to RProp object specifying result information sysmatrix Pointer to Sysmatrix object.
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SYS_RES_K_MAT SYS_RES_M_MAT
vfx_ProSolveState  get solution states
void vfx_ProSolveState (vfx_ProSolve *prosolve, vis_RProp *rprop, vis_State *state)
prosolve Pointer to ProSolve object. rprop Pointer to RProp object specifying result information state Pointer to State object to receive result data
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Node, degree of freedom based
SYS_RES_D SYS_RES_V SYS_RES_A SYS_RES_TEMP SYS_RES_XF SYS_RES_XF_HEAT_FLOW SYS_RES_R SYS_RES_R_HEAT_FLOW SYS_RES_MASS
Element based
SYS_RES_S SYS_RES_E SYS_RES_SD SYS_RES_SE SYS_RES_SE_DENSITY SYS_RES_SE_ERROR SYS_RES_SF SYS_RES_TE SYS_RES_TE_DENSITY SYS_RES_TE_ERROR SYS_RES_TEMP_GRAD SYS_RES_HEAT_FLOW
Mode based
SYS_RES_FACTOR, SYS_QUA_PARTICIPATION SYS_RES_FREQ
Upon return, the rprop object will have the result identifiers and mode set. Any global variables such as Contents, DataType, Frequency, Time, etc will also be set. The state object will have the result entity type and child types defined and the requested results data set. It will also have the system set.