rblock property command


rblock property s a<s1 a1...> <range>

Assign rigid block surface properties. The value a is assigned to the surface property with name s. Any number of name-value pairs can be specified.


Rigid block properties are surface properties that are used to fill contact model properties. These are distinct from rigid block attributes (modified with the rblock attribute command) that are characteristics of rigid blocks, such as position or size.

The list of mechanical contact models is given in the “Contact Models” section. In the documentation for each contact model, a Properties table exists. These include: the linear, linear contact bond, linear parallel bond, hertz, hysteretic, smooth joint, and the flat joint property tables.

Usage Example

Set the contact model property designated by kn (normal stiffness) to one hundred million.

rblock property 'kn' 1e8

See Also

The tutorial example “Attributes and Properties” discusses the distinction between attributes and properties in detail.