.#.mass file

The .#.mass file is an ASCII format results file.

File Creation

This file is created when modal optimization is performed and OUTPUT,HGEFFMASS is presented.

File Contents

This file contains the total effective mass fraction.

File Format

The file is formatted into blocks separated by blank lines. Each block represents a modal subcase. The subcases are in order of occurrence in the input deck.

Each block contains six columns and a number of rows. The number of rows is equal to the number of requested modes for this subcase. The columns, from left to right, contain the total effective mass fraction for X-translation, Y-translation, Z-translation, X-rotation, Y-rotation, and Z-rotation. The summary of each column is 100 percent.


  1. The # in the file name is the iteration number.
  2. This file is used by the _mass.#.mvw session file which automatically creates bar charts for the results.