Block Format Keyword Describes the filling percentage for a brick.


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brick_ID   value            


Field Contents SI Unit Example
unit_ID Unit Identifier

(Integer, maximum 10 digits)

brick_ID Element identifier


value Date value




  1. The initial state for brick may be defined by more than one block.
  2. The filling percentage is used for scaling the mass of the element, as well as its stiffness and internal forces.
  3. This option is compatible with every solid element formulation.
  4. The stiffness used for contact TYPE2 (penalty formulations), 5, 7, 10, 11, 19, 20 and 24 is scaled accordingly.
  5. The filling percentage can be output with /ANIM/BRICK/FILL.