Max Val

Captures the maximum value of a given expression.

Figure 1. Response Type – Max Val
Input Description
Response Expression The solver expression that is to be computed at each analysis time step to find its maximum value.
Factor A value by which the maximum value of the Response Expression will be multiplied to get MaxVal response.

Turn ON the Use plot check box in order to monitor and plot this response during an optimization run.

In the above example, the response variable computes the maximum value of an expression which is the absolute relative translational acceleration (Z-component) of a marker with respect to another.

A user subroutine can be used by turning ON the User-defined check box (see below).

Figure 2. Response Type – MaxVal (User-defined)
Input Description
Function Name The string which the solver input deck will use to invoke the user subroutine.
Local File Use this button to select a python file containing the function.