Block Format Keyword Describes the sensors used to activate or deactivate an object according to time delay.


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Field Contents SI Unit Example
sens_ID Sensor identifier.

(Integer, maximum 10 digits)

unit_ID Optional unit identifier.

(Integer, maximum 10 digits)

sens_title Sensor title.

(Character, maximum 100 characters)

Tdelay Time delay.


[ s ]


  1. Sensors can be used to activate airbags, imposed forces, pressures, and fixed velocities.
  2. Sensors can be used to activate or deactivate these elements: brick, quad, shell, truss, beam, spring or 3N Shell with /ACTIV.
  3. For Sensor type TIME, the sensor is activated after the time delay Tdelay. Tdelay is not applicable with the force based sensors type RWALL, INTER, RBODY, WORK or SECT.