The Element recorder type records the response of a number of elements at every converged step. The response recorded is element-dependent and also depends on the arguments which are passed to the setResponse() element method.
The command to create an element recorder is:
|recorder Element <-file $fileName> <-xml $fileName> <-binary $fileName> <-precision $nSD> <-time> <-closeOnWrite> <-dT $deltaT> <-ele ($ele1 $ele2 ...)> <-eleRange $startEle $endEle> <-region $regTag> $arg1 $arg2 ...|
|$fileName|| name of file to which output is sent.
file output is either in xml format (-xml option), textual (-file option) or binary (-binary option)
|$nSD||number of significant digits (optional, default is 6)|
|-time||(optional using this option places domain time in first entry of each data line, default is to have time ommitted)|
|-closeOnWrite||optional. using this option will instruct the recorder to invoke a close on the data handler after every timestep. If this is a file it will close the file on every step and then re-open it for the next step. Note, this greatly slows the execution time, but is useful if you need to monitor the data during the analysis.|
|$deltaT||time interval for recording. will record when next step is $deltaT greater than last recorder step. (optional, default: records at every time step)|
|$ele1 $ele2 ..||tags of elements whose response is being recorded -- selected elements in domain (optional, default: omitted)|
|$startEle $endEle ..||tag for start and end elements whose response is being recorded -- range of selected elements in domain (optional, default: omitted)|
|$regTag||previously-defined tag of region of elements whose response is being recorded -- region of elements in domain (optional)|
|$arg1 $arg2 ...||arguments which are passed to the setResponse() element method|
>0 an integer tag that can be used as a handle on the recorder for the remove recorder commmand.
-1 recorder command failed if integer -1 returned.
The setResponse() element method is dependent on the element type, and is described with the Element Command.
recorder Element -file Element1.out -time -ele 1 3 section 1 fiber 0.10 0.10 stressStrain
Code Developed by: fmk