|Type of mesh
||2D and 3D
The EXODUS interface creates a data file for EXODUS II.
EXODUS II is a model developed to store and retrieve data for finite element
analyses. An EXODUS II data file is a random access, machine independent,
binary file that is written and read via C, C++, or Fortran library routines
which comprise the Application Programming Interface (API).
The grid must be written out as an unstructured mesh.
Supported element types are:
|HEXA_8, HEXA_20, PENTA_6, PENTA_15, TETRA_4, TETRA_10
|QUAD_4, QUAD9, TRI_3, TRI_6
Defining the solver "EXODUS II"
Under the menu "Output
", "Select solver
" → EXODUS-II
Defining boundary conditions for EXODUS II
After generating the mesh, boundary conditions can be defined for solver EXODUS
II. Select the "BC"
icon in the "Output"
menu. The "Boundary Conditions" window will open allowing to set the boundary
conditions for the EXODUS II mesh.
The EXODUS II boundary conditions supported by this interface are:
Node set ID, a unique integer that identifies the node set
Side set ID , a unique integer that identifies the side set
Creating the EXODUS II data file
Select "Write Input
". First you need to select an existing
unstructured domain file from the list of available files, then and you
can specify the following options for the EXOUDS interface:
Name of boundary condition file
Name of output file
The interface generates the EXODUS II data file in the same directory as the
current project directory.