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Model Checker - Checklist

Check

Level

Correction

Option Cards

 

 

Check random noise. Preferably set it equal to 0. (Especially important when using the Engine option /DEL/INTER.)

warning

Delete (set to 0).

Gravity Cards

 

 

Number of gravities.

info

-

Number of duplicate gravity card ID.

error

Automatic correction.

Material Cards

 

 

Number of MIDs.

info

-

Number of duplicate MIDs.

error

Automatic correction.

Number of unused MIDs.

warning

Automatic delete.

Number of TH-selected MIDs.

info

-

Check the order of the strain rate in the material law 36 (/MAT/LAW36).

error

Automatic correction.

Node Cards

 

 

Number of nodes.

info

-

Number of duplicate nodes ID.

error

Automatic correction.

Number of TH-selected nodes.

info

-

Number of free nodes.

warning

Automatic correction.

Boundary Condition Cards

 

 

Number of boundary conditions.

warning

-

Number of duplicate boundary card ID.

error

Automatic correction.

Skew Frame Cards

 

 

Number of skew frames.

info

-

Number of duplicate skew card ID.

error

Automatic correction.

Number of skew frames not correctly defined.

error

-

Brick Element Cards

 

 

Number of brick elements.

info

-

Number of duplicate brick element identifier numbers.

error

Automatic correction.

Number of duplicate brick elements.

error

Automatic correction.

Incorrect orientation and normal direction (negative volume).

error

Automatic correction.

Number of TH-selected brick elements.

info

-

4-Nodes Solid Element Card

 

 

Number of tetrahedron elements (TETRA4).

info

-

Number of duplicate tetrahedron elements.

error

Automatic correction.

Number of duplicate tetrahedron element identifier numbers.

error

Automatic correction.

Incorrect orientation and normal direction (negative volume).

error

Automatic correction.

Pentahedron Solid Element Cards (PENTA6)

 

 

Number of pentahedron elements.

info

-

Number of duplicate pentahedron elements.

error

Automatic correction.

Number of duplicate pentahedron element identifier number.

error

Automatic correction.

Incorrect orientation and normal direction (negative volume).

error

Automatic correction.

Quadratic Brick Element Cards (BRIC20)

 

 

Number of quadratic brick elements.

info

-

Number of duplicate quadratic brick element identifier number.

error

Automatic correction.

Number of duplicate quadratic brick elements.

error

Automatic correction.

Incorrect orientation and normal direction (negative volume).

error

Automatic correction.

Quadratic Thickshell Element Cards (SHEL16)

 

 

Number of quadratic thickshell elements.

info

-

Number of duplicate quadratic thickshell element identifier number.

error

Automatic correction.

Number of duplicate quadratic thickshell elements.

error

Automatic correction.

Incorrect orientation and normal direction (negative volume).

error

Automatic correction.

Quadratic Tetrahedron Element Cards (TETRA10)

 

 

Number of quadratic tetrahedron elements.

info

-

Number of duplicate quadratic tetrahedron element identifier number.

error

Automatic correction.

Number of duplicate quadratic tetrahedron elements.

error

Automatic correction.

Incorrect orientation and normal direction (negative volume).

error

Automatic correction.

4-Node Shell Element Cards

 

 

Number of 4-node shell elements.

info

-

Number of degenerated SHELL4N elements.

error

Convert to SH3N.

Number of duplicate 4-node shell elements.

error

Automatic correction.

Number of TH-selected 4-node shells.

info

-

Segment common to 3-shell elements.

warning

-

Detection of the meshing where hourglass deformation mode might occur.

warning

-

3-Node Shell Element Cards

 

 

Number of 3-node shell elements.

info

-

Number of duplicate 3-node shell elements.

error

Automatic correction.

Number of TH-selected 3-node shells.

info

-

Shell Element Cards (3 and 4 Nodes)

 

 

Thickness defined on the element cards.

warning

Automatic correction: remove the thickness value from the shell element.

Segment common to 3-shell elements.

warning

-

Truss Element Cards

 

 

Number of truss elements.

info

-

Number of duplicate truss elements.

error

Automatic correction.

Number of loose truss nodes. (If one or two of the nodes defining the truss are not connected to another element or a rigid body).

error

Open page, Mesh-Editing / Element / Modify

Number of loose truss nodes. (If one or two of the nodes defining the truss are only connected to a same type and same property element).

warning

Open page, Mesh-Editing / Element / Modify

Maximum and minimum length of truss and IDs.

info

-

Number of TH-selected trusses.

info

-

Beam Element Cards

 

 

Number of beam elements.

info

-

Number of duplicate beam elements.

error

Automatic correction.

Number of loose beam nodes. (If one or two of the nodes defining the beam are not connected to another element or an RB.)

error

Open page, Mesh-Editing / Element / Modify

Number of loose beam nodes. (If one or two of the nodes defining the beam are only connected to a same type and same property element.)

warning

Open page, Mesh-Editing / Element / Modify

Maximum and minimum length of beam & IDs.

info

-

Number of TH-selected beams.

info

-

Number of undefined beam elements. (Element selected in TH but not defined in the model).

error

-

Spring Element Cards

 

 

Number of spring elements.

info

-

The use of general spring (type 4 or 8) should be mentioned to avoid their use.

warning

Manual correction:

Change spring into spotweld.

Choose another property.

Number of duplicate spring elements.

error

Automatic correction.

Number of loose spring nodes. (If one, two, or three of the nodes defining the SPRING are not connected to another element or an RB.)

error

Open page, Mesh-Editing / Element / Modify

Number of loose spring nodes. (If one or two of the nodes defining the SPRING are only connected to a same type and same property element.)

warning

Open page, Mesh-Editing / Element / Modify

Maximum and minimum length of spring  andIDs.

info

-

Identify null length spring elements (type 13).

error

Open page, Mesh-Editing / Element / Modify

Number of TH-selected springs specified.

info

-

Rigid Link Cards

 

 

Number of rigid links.

warning

-

Number of duplicate rigid link elements.

error

Automatic correction.

Property Cards

 

 

Number of PIDs.

info

-

Number of duplicate PIDs.

error

Automatic correction.

Number of unused PIDs.

warning

Automatic delete.

Check if the area of the truss is null.

error

Open page, Selection list.

Check if the area of the beam is null.

error

Open page, Selection list.

Check if the inertias of the beam are null.

error

Open page, Selection list.

Check if the inertia of the spring is null.

error

Open page, Selection list.

Check if the mass of the spring is null.

error

Open page, Selection list.

Check of unused properties.

warning

Automatic correction: delete.

Number of Shell property(ies) with thickness <= 0.

error

Manual: change the thickness of the part.

Function Cards

 

 

Number of functions.

info

-

Number of duplicate functions card ID.

error

Automatic correction.

Check if the function has points.

error

Automatic correction: add point (0,0).

Manual correction: open the page of the object which used the function.

Open the page to modify the function.

Concentrated Load Cards

 

 

Number of concentrated loads.

info

-

Number of duplicate concentrated load card ID.

error

Automatic correction.

Interface Cards

 

 

Number of interfaces.

info

-

Number of duplicate interface card ID.

error

Automatic correction.

Number of TH-selected interfaces.

info

-

Interface type 2: check if search flag is "Old formulation" (value is 1) and correct it in "New improved formulation" (value is 2 or Default 0).

warning

Automatic correction.

Interface type 2: check of the incompatible kinetic conditions between the secondary nodes and the other RADIOSS options.

error

Automatic correction.

Interface type 2: check if the spotflag is set to 0 for the interfaces that are not connections (spotwelds, glue, etc.).

warning

Automatic correction.

Interface type 2: check if the spotflag is set to 1 for the interfaces which are connections (spotwelds, glue, etc.).

warning

Automatic correction.

Interface type 2: check if the secondary nodes can be projected on the main surfaces.

error

Open page, LoadCase / Interfaces / Modify.

Interface type 2: check if a secondary node is defined in several interface type 2.

error

Open page, LoadCase / Interfaces / Modify.

Interface type 2: check if a secondary node is defined in the main surface of the same interface.

error

Open page, LoadCase / Interfaces / Modify.

Empty secondary node group or secondary surface.

error

Open page, LoadCase / Interfaces / Modify.

Empty main surface.

error

Open page, LoadCase / Interfaces / Modify.

Rigid Wall Cards

 

 

Number of rigid walls.

info

-

Number of duplicate rigid walls card ID.

error

Automatic correction.

Number of TH-selected rigid walls.

info

-

Rigid Body Cards

 

 

Number of rigid bodies.

info

-

Number of duplicate rigid body identifier number.

error

Automatic correction.

Number of main nodes on structures. Non-free main node of rigid body. A rigid body main node must not be part of an element.

error

Open page, Mesh-Editing / Rigid Body / Modify

Number of duplicate secondary nodes. Nodes which are secondary nodes of several rigid bodies.

error

Open page, Mesh-Editing / Rigid Body / Modify

Number of TH-selected rigid bodies.

info

-

Check of the spherical flag according to the number of slave nodes and inertias of the rigid body.

warning

Automatic correction: set spherical inertia.

Manual correction.

Open page, Mesh-Editing / Rigid Body / Modify

Only 0 or 1 secondary node(s).

error

Open page, Mesh-Editing / Rigid Body / Modify

Main node is also secondary in the same rigid body.

error

Open page, Mesh-Editing / Rigid Body / Modify

Common main node between several rigid bodies.

error

Open page, Mesh-Editing / Rigid Body / Modify

Automatic correction.

Cascades of rigid bodies.

warning

Open page, Mesh-Editing / Rigid Body / Modify

Main node is defined inside the secondary node group defined by box.

error

Automatic correction.

Rigid body main nodes are not the same as the rigid body identifier number.

warning

Automatic correction.

Added Mass Cards

 

 

Number of added masses.

info

-

Number of non-structural mass nodes. (Added mass on nodes not belonging to an element).

warning

Open page, LoadCase / Added Mass / Modify.

Number of duplicate added mass card ID.

error

Automatic correction.

Initial Velocity

 

 

Number of initial velocities.

info

-

Check if the ALE option T+G is set in the initial velocity instead of TRA.

error

Automatic correction.

Number of duplicate initial velocities card ID.

error

Automatic correction.

Imposed Velocity Cards

 

 

Number of imposed velocities.

info

-

Number of duplicate imposed velocities card ID.

error

Automatic correction.

Imposed Displacement Cards

 

 

Number of imposed displacements.

info

-

Number of duplicate imposed displacements card ID.

error

Automatic correction.

Rivet Cards

 

 

Number of rivets.

warning

Open Connections / Disconnection / Rigid Bodies, Rivets & Springs window.

Number of duplicate rivets card ID.

error

Automatic correction.

Section Cards

 

 

Number of sections.

info

-

Number of TH-selected sections.

info

-

Number of duplicate section card ID.

error

Automatic correction.

Local skew definition (if the three nodes are defined and not set on the same line).

error

-

Cylinder Joint Cards

 

 

Number of cylinder joints.

info

-

Number of duplicate cylindrical joint card ID.

error

Automatic correction.

Number of TH-selected cylinder joints.

info

-

Part and Subset Cards

 

 

Number of parts.

info

-

Number of TH-selected parts.

info

-

Number of subsets.

info

-

Number of TH-selected subsets.

info

-

Number of duplicate parts card ID.

error

Automatic correction.

Number of duplicate subsets card ID.

error

Automatic correction.

Time History Cards

 

 

Number of duplicate TH card ID.

error

Automatic correction.

Check if one element is defined in several TH groups.

error

Automatic correction.

Xelem Cards

 

 

Number of Xelem.

info

 

Number of duplicate Xelem ID.

error

Automatic correction.

Accelerometer Cards

 

 

Number of accelerometers

info

 

Number of duplicate accelerometer ID.

error

Automatic correction.

Number of TH-selected accelerometers.

info

 

Monitored Volume Cards

 

 

Number of monitored volume.

info

 

Number of duplicate monitored volume ID.

error

Automatic correction.

Number of TH-selected monitored volumes.

info

 

Connections

 

 

Number of connections.

info

-

Number of duplicate connection ID.

error

Automatic correction.

Connection: Spotwelds

 

 

Number of spotwelds.

info

-

Number of duplicate spotwelds ID.

error

Automatic correction.

Check if there are uncreated spotwelds.

error

Automatic correction

Manual correction: Open the page, Connections / Spotweld / Modify.

Connection: Bolts

 

 

Number of bolts.

info

-

Number of duplicate bolt ID.

error

Automatic correction.

Check if there are uncreated bolts.

error

Automatic correction.

Manual correction: Open the page, Connections / Bolt / Modify.

Connection: Welding line

 

 

Number of welding lines.

info

-

Number of duplicate welding lines ID.

error

Automatic correction.

Check if there are uncreated welding lines.

error

Automatic correction.

Manual correction: Open the page, Connections / Welding Line / Modify.

Connection: Glue

 

 

Number of glues.

info

-

Number of duplicate glues ID.

error

Automatic correction.

Check if there are uncreated glues.

error

Automatic correction.

Manual correction: Open the page, Connections / Glue / Modify.

Connection: Hemming

 

 

Number of hemmings.

info

-

Number of duplicate hemmings card ID.

error

Automatic correction.

Check if there are uncreated hemmings.

error

Automatic correction.

Manual correction: Open the page, Connections / Hemming / Modify.

Node Groups

 

 

Number of nodes groups.

info

-

Number of duplicate node groups.

error

Automatic correction.

Surface Groups

 

 

Number of surfaces groups.

info

-

Number of duplicate surface groups.

error

Automatic correction.

Line Groups

 

 

Number of lines groups.

info

-

Number of duplicate line groups.

error

Automatic correction.

4-Nodes Shells Element Groups

 

 

Number of shell element groups.

info

-

Number of duplicate shell element groups.

error

Automatic correction.

3-Nodes Shells Elements Groups

 

 

Number of shell elements groups.

info

-

Number of duplicate shell elements.

error

Automatic correction.

Brick Elements Groups

 

 

Number of brick elements groups.

info

-

Number of duplicate brick elements groups.

error

Automatic correction.

Beam Elements Groups

 

 

Number of beam elements groups.

info

-

Number of duplicate beam elements groups.

error

Automatic correction.

Springs Elements Groups

 

 

Number of springs elements groups.

info

-

Number of duplicate springs elements groups.

error

Automatic correction.

Truss Element Groups

 

 

Number of truss element groups.

info

-

Number of duplicate truss element groups.

error

Automatic correction.

Segment Groups

 

 

Number of segment groups.

info

-

Number of duplicate segment groups.

error

Automatic correction.

Dummy Cards

 

 

Number of dummies.

info

-

Number of duplicate dummies ID.

error

Automatic correction.