Error when using different time step dt of ground motion

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igidaris
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Error when using different time step dt of ground motion

Post by igidaris » Sun Nov 13, 2011 9:32 pm

I am getting the following error message:

"WARNING invalid dt -filePath- Series -dt dt ...
alloc: invalid block: 0101C708: a8 1

This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way.
Please contact the application's support team for more information.

job aborted:
rank:node:exit code[:error message]
0: Giannis_Str_Lab :3 :process 0 exited without calling finalize
1: Giannis_Str_Lab : 123
2: Giannis_Str_Lab : 123
3: Giannis_Str_Lab : 123
4: Giannis_Str_Lab : 123
5: Giannis_Str_Lab : 123
6: Giannis_Str_Lab : 123
7: Giannis_Str_Lab : 123
child process exited abnormally"



Here is how I call the dynamic analysis in parallel mode:

set tStart [clock seconds]
set np [getNP]
set pid [getPID]
set count 0
set recordsFile [open GMlist.txt r]

foreach line [split [read $recordsFile] \n] {
if {[expr $count % $np] ==$pid} {


# source BuildnoJoints.tcl
doModel
puts "Model Built_ $count __________________________________________________"
# Uniform Earthquake ground motion (uniform acceleration input at all support nodes)
set GMdirection 1; # ground-motion direction
# set GMfile "EQexample" ; # ground-motion filenames
set GMfact [expr 1]; # ground-motion scaling factor

# set up ground-motion-analysis parameters
set DtAnalysis [expr 0.01 * $sec]; # time-step Dt for lateral analysis

# ----------- set up analysis parameters
source LibAnalysisDynamicParameters.tcl; # constraintsHandler,DOFnumberer,system-ofequations,convergenceTest,solutionAlgorithm,integrator

# ------------ define & apply damping
# RAYLEIGH damping parameters, Where to put M/K-prop damping, switches (http://opensees.berkeley.edu/OpenSees/m ... l/1099.htm)
# D=$alphaM*M + $betaKcurr*Kcurrent + $betaKcomm*KlastCommit + $beatKinit*$Kinitial
set xDamp 0.05; # damping ratio
set MpropSwitch 1.0;
set KcurrSwitch 0.0;
set KcommSwitch 0.0;
set KinitSwitch 1.0;
set nEigenI 1; # mode 1
set nEigenJ 3; # mode 3
set lambdaN [eigen [expr $nEigenJ]]; # eigenvalue analysis for nEigenJ modes
set lambdaI [lindex $lambdaN [expr $nEigenI-1]]; # eigenvalue mode i
set lambdaJ [lindex $lambdaN [expr $nEigenJ-1]]; # eigenvalue mode j
set omegaI [expr pow($lambdaI,0.5)];
set omegaJ [expr pow($lambdaJ,0.5)];
set alphaM [expr $MpropSwitch*$xDamp*(2*$omegaI*$omegaJ)/($omegaI+$omegaJ)]; # M-prop. damping; D = alphaM*M
set betaKcurr [expr $KcurrSwitch*2.*$xDamp/($omegaI+$omegaJ)]; # current-K; +beatKcurr*KCurrent
set betaKcomm [expr $KcommSwitch*2.*$xDamp/($omegaI+$omegaJ)]; # last-committed K; +betaKcomm*KlastCommitt
set betaKinit [expr $KinitSwitch*2.*$xDamp/($omegaI+$omegaJ)]; # initial-K; +beatKinit*Kini

# define damping
rayleigh $alphaM $betaKcurr $betaKinit $betaKcomm; # RAYLEIGH damping

# --------------------------------- perform Dynamic Ground-Motion Analysis

set IDloadTag 400; # for uniformSupport excitation
set record [lindex $line 0]
set tmax [lindex $line 1]
set TmaxAnalysis [expr ($tmax+10)*$sec]
set dt [lindex $line 2]
# set dt 0.01
set GMfatt [expr $g*$GMfact]; # data in input file is in g Unifts -- ACCELERATION TH
set AccelSeries "Path -filePath ../Dataccel/$record.g3 -dt $dt -factor $GMfatt"; # time series information
pattern UniformExcitation $IDloadTag $GMdirection -accel $AccelSeries ; # create Unifform excitation

set dataAnDir $dataDir/Data.$record;
file mkdir $dataAnDir;

recorder Node -file $dataAnDir/AccFree.out -node 21 31 41 -dof 1 accel; # Acceleration of free node
recorder Drift -file $dataAnDir/DriftFiberInelastic.out -iNode 21 31 41 -jNode 11 21 31 -dof 1 -perpDirn 2; # Drift ratio between floors

set Nsteps [expr int($TmaxAnalysis/$DtAnalysis)];
set ok [analyze $Nsteps $DtAnalysis]; # actually perform analysis; returns ok=0 if analysis was successful
set Tol 1.0e-8; # convergence tolerance for test
if {$ok != 0} { ; # analysis was not successful.
# --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
# change some analysis parameters to achieve convergence
# performance is slower inside this loop
# Time-controlled analysis
set ok 0;
set controlTime [getTime];
while {$controlTime < $TmaxAnalysis && $ok == 0} {
set controlTime [getTime]
set ok [analyze 1 $DtAnalysis]
if {$ok != 0} {
puts "Trying Newton with Initial Tangent .."
test NormDispIncr $Tol 1000 0
algorithm Newton -initial
set ok [analyze 1 $DtAnalysis]
test $testTypeDynamic $TolDynamic $maxNumIterDynamic 0
algorithm $algorithmTypeDynamic
}
if {$ok != 0} {
puts "Trying Broyden .."
algorithm Broyden 8
set ok [analyze 1 $DtAnalysis]
algorithm $algorithmTypeDynamic
}
if {$ok != 0} {
puts "Trying NewtonWithLineSearch .."
algorithm NewtonLineSearch .8
set ok [analyze 1 $DtAnalysis]
algorithm $algorithmTypeDynamic
}
}
}; # end if ok !0
wipe
}
incr count 1
}
# puts "Ground Motion Done. End Time: [getTime]"
set tFinish [clock seconds]
puts "Duration process [expr $tFinish-$tStart] $record"
wipe


The GMlist.txt file that contains information about the ground motion is the following:

la1 53 0.02
la2 53 0.02
la3 39 0.01
la4 39 0.01
la5 39 0.01
la6 39 0.01
la7 80 0.02
la8 80 0.02


I guess the problem is that I am not using a constant time step dt for the ground motions, because when if I set dt to be constant and equal to 0.01, I don't have any problem running my analyses!!

Does anyone know how to solve this problem???

Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you very much in advance!!!

igidaris
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Location: University of Notre Dame

Re: Error when using different time step dt of ground motion

Post by igidaris » Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:34 am

Anyone that can help in this problem???!

It has been a while since I posted this topic!!!!

Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you very much in advance!!!

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Re: Error when using different time step dt of ground motion

Post by fmk » Mon Feb 06, 2012 3:10 pm

you needed a $dt and not dt

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