/DTPL
Optimization Keyword Defines parameters for the generation of topology design variables.
Format
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/DTPL/dtpl_ID  
title  
grpart_ID  TMIN  STRESS  MEMBSIZ  PATRN  PATREP  EXTR  MESH  DRAW  MMOCID 
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T0 
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MAXSTRS 
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MINDIM  MAXDIM  MINGAP 
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TYP  AID  XA  YA  ZA  
FID  XF  YF  ZF  
UCYC  SID  XS  YS  ZS 
PATREP=0/1/2,
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ptrepCID  
CAID  XCA  YCA  ZCA  
CFID  XCF  YCF  ZCF  
CSID  XCS  YCS  ZCS  
CTID  XCT  YCT  ZCT 
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mainID  SX  SY  SZ  
ptrepCID  
CAID  XCA  YCA  ZCA  
CFID  XCF  YCF  ZCF  
CSID  XCS  YCS  ZCS  
CTID  XCT  YCT  ZCT 
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ETYP  extrGRN_{1}  extrGRN_{2} 
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MTYP 
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DTYP  DAID  XDA  YDA  ZDA  
DFID  XDF  YDF  ZDF  
ogrpart  NOHOLE  TSTAMP 
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MCID 
Definition
Field  Contents  SI Unit Example 

dtpl_ID  Topology design
variable identifier. (Integer > 0) 

title  Title. (Character, maximum 100 characters) 

grpart_ID  Part group
identifier defining the design space. (Integer > 0) 

TMIN  Indicates if
minimum thickness definition is defined.
(Integer) 

T0  Minimum
thickness. (Real > 0.0) 

STRESS  Indicates if the
von Mises stress constraint is to be defined.
(Integer) 

MAXSTRS  Upper bound of the
constraint on von Mises stress. No default (Real > 0.0) 

MEMBSIZ  Active Member Size Control
flag.
(Integer ≥ 0) 

MINDIM  Specifies the
minimum diameter of members formed. This field can be used
to eliminate small members. It also eliminates checkerboard
results. Default = No Minimum Member Size Control (Real > 0.0) 

MAXDIM  Specifies the
maximum diameter of members formed. This field can be used
to prevent the formation of large members. It can only be
used in conjunction with
MINDIM. Default = No Maximum Member Size Control (Real > 0.0) 

MINGAP  Defines the minimum
spacing between structural members formed. This command can
only be used in conjunction with
MAXDIM. Default = blank (Real > MAXDIM) 

PATRN  Active pattern
grouping flag. 1
(Integer) 

TYP  Pattern grouping
type requested.
Default = No pattern grouping (Integer) 

AID  Anchor node
identifier for variable pattern grouping definition.
(Integer > 0 or blank) 

XA, YA, ZA  Coordinates of the
pattern grouping anchor point.
(Real or blank) 

FID  Node identifier
used to define the direction of the first vector for
variable pattern grouping.
(Integer > 0 or blank) 

XF, YF, ZF  Components of the
first vector used to define pattern grouping.
(Real or blank) 

UCYC  Number of cyclic
repetitions for cyclical symmetry. This field defines the
number of radial "wedges" for cyclical symmetry. The angle
of each wedge is computed as 360.0/UCYC. Default = blank (Integer > 0 or blank) 

SID  Node identifier of
the second point for pattern grouping definition.
(Integer or blank) 

XS, YS, ZS  Coordinates of the
second point for pattern grouping definition.
(Real or blank) 

PATREP  Indicates whether
pattern repetition is defined and the type of pattern
repetition. 2
(Integer) 

mainID  Main
/DTPL identifier for pattern
definition. (Integer > 0) Only needed if PATREP =2. 

SX, SY, SZ  Scale factors for
pattern repetition in X, Y, and Z directions,
respectively. Default = 1.0 (Real > 0.0) 

ptrepCID  Skew coordinate
system identifier that defines the pattern repetition
coordinate system. Default = 0 (Integer ≥ 0) 

CAID  Node identifier of
the anchor point for the definition of a pattern repetition
coordinate system.
(Integer > 0 or blank) 

XCA, YCA, ZCA  Coordinates of
anchor point for the definition of a pattern repetition
coordinate system.
(Real or blank) 

CFID  Node identifier of
the first point for the definition of a pattern repetition
coordinate system.
(Integer > 0 or blank) 

XCF, YCF, ZCF  Coordinates of the
first point for the definition of a pattern repetition
coordinate system definition.
(Real or blank) 

CSID  Node identifier of
the second point for the definition of a pattern repetition
coordinate system.
(Integer > 0 or blank) 

XCS, YCS, ZCS  Coordinates of the
second point for the definition of a pattern repetition
coordinate system.
(Real or blank) 

CTID  Node identifier of
the third point for the definition of a pattern repetition
coordinate system.
(Integer > 0 or blank) 

XCT, YCT, ZCT  Coordinates of the
third point for the definition of a pattern repetition
coordinate system.
(Real or blank) 

EXTRU  Active extrusion
constraint flag. 3
(Integer) 

ETYP  Extrusion
constraint type to be used.
(Integer) 

extrGRN1  Node group
identifier that defines the primary extrusion
path. (Integer > 0) 

extrGRN2  Node group
identifier that defines the secondary extrusion path. If this field is blank, the secondary extrusion path is not specified. (Integer > 0 or blank) This is only required when ETYP=1 (TWIST) is defined. 

MESH  Indicates that mesh
type information is to follow.
(Integer) 

MTYP  Indicates that the
mesh conforms to certain rules for which the optimizer is
tuned. Currently, only the ALIGN option is available.
(Integer) 

DRAW  Active draw/casting
direction constraint flag. 4
(Integer) 

MMOCID  Skew identifier
flag for mapping the design domains in MultiModel Optimization.


DTYP  Draw direction
constraint type to be used.
(Integer) 

DAID  Node identifier
used for the definition of a draw direction anchor point.
(Integer > 0 or blank) 

XDA, YDA, ZDA  Coordinates of the
draw direction anchor point. If XDA, YDA, and ZDA are blank, DAID should not be blank. (Real or blank) 

DFID  Node identifier for
the definition of a draw direction point. The vector is
defined from the anchor point to this point.
(Integer > 0 or blank) 

XDF, YDF, ZDF  Direction of the
vector for draw direction definition. These fields define a
point. The vector is defined from the anchor point to this
point. If XDF, YDF, and ZDF are blanks, DFID should not be blank. (Real or blank) 

ogrpart  Part group
identifier of nondesignable parts, whose interaction with
designable parts needs to be considered with regard to the
defined draw direction. OBST stands for obstacle. Only
recognized if DRAW flag is also
present on same DTPL card.
(Integer) 

NOHOLD  Flag preventing the
formation of throughholes in the draw direction. Note: It
does not prevent holes perpendicular to the draw
direction. The assumed minimum thickness in the draw
direction is twice the average mesh size.
(Integer) 

TSTAMP  Defines the
thickness of the 3D shell structure into which the design is
forced to evolve into. The recommended minimum thickness is
three times the average mesh size.
(Real > 0.0 or blank) 

MCID  Skew identifier used for mapping the design domains in MultiModel Optimization. 
Example
/DTPL/1
grpart 6 for topology optimization
### PATRN=1: active pattern
### TYP= 1: 1plane symmetry
### AID=1: anchor node ID for variable pattern is 1
### FID=17: Node ID 17 used to define the direction of the first vector
#12345678910
#grpart_ID TMIN STRESS MEMBSIZ PATRN PATREP EXTR MESH DRAW
6 1
# TYP AID XA YA ZA
1 1
# FID XF YF ZF
17
# UCYC SID XS YS ZS
#12345678910
Example (MMODIC)
#12345678910
/DTPL/1
grpart 1 for topology optimization
### MEMBSIZ=1: active member size control
### DRAW=1: active draw/casting direction constraint
### MMOCID=1: active Skew identifier flag for mapping the design domains in MultiModel Optimization
### minimum diameter of members MINDIM=40 and maximum diameter of members MAXDIM=80
### TYP= 1: 1plane symmetry
### Normal vector is from Anchor node (XA,YA,ZA) to First node (XF,YF,ZF)
### MCID=1: Skew identifier 1 used for mapping the design domains in MultiModel Optimization
#12345678910
#grpart_ID TMIN STRESS MEMBSIZ PATRN PATREP EXTR MESH DRAW MMOCID
1 1 1 1
# MINDIM MAXDIM MINGAP
40 80
# TYP AID XA YA ZA
1 0 0 0
# FID XF YF ZF
0 0 1
# UCYC SID XS YS
# MCID
1
#12345678910
Comments
 For PATRN=1
(active pattern), there are five pattern grouping options. This type of pattern grouping requires the anchor point and first point to be defined. A vector from the anchor point to the first point is normal to the plane of symmetry.This type of pattern grouping requires the anchor point, first point, and second point to be defined. A vector from the anchor point to the first point is normal to the first plane of symmetry. The second point is projected normally onto the first plane of symmetry. A vector from the anchor point to this projected point is normal to the second plane of symmetry.This type of pattern grouping requires the anchor point, first point, and second point to be defined. A vector from the anchor point to the first point is normal to the first plane of symmetry. The second point is projected normally onto the first plane of symmetry. A vector from the anchor point to this projected point is normal to the second plane of symmetry. The third plane of symmetry is orthogonal to both the first and second planes of symmetry, passing through the anchor point.This type of pattern grouping requires the anchor point, first point, and number of cyclical repetitions to be defined. A vector from the anchor point to the first point defines the axis of symmetry.This type of pattern grouping requires the anchor point, first point, second point, and number of cyclical repetitions to be defined. A vector from the anchor point to the first point defines the axis of symmetry. The anchor point, first point, and second point all lay on a plane of symmetry. A plane of symmetry lies at the center of each cyclical repetition.
For a more detailed description, refer to Pattern Grouping contained within the Topology Optimization Manufacturability section of the User Guide.
 PATREP =1,
read MAIN definitions for pattern repetition constraint.
PATREP =2, read SECOND definitions for pattern repetition constraint.
For a more detailed description, refer to Pattern Repetition.
 EXTRU =1,
read the extrusion constraint definition. There are two types of extrusion
constraints: ETYP=0 (nontwisted crosssection) and
ETYP =1 (twisted
crosssection).
For a more detailed description, refer to Extrusion Constraints.
 DRAW =1,
read draw direction constraint definition. The type of draw direction that
could be used is single die (DTYP
=1).
For a more detailed description, refer to Draw Direction Constraints.
 This entry is represented as an optimization design variable in HyperMesh and HyperCrash.