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RADIOSS Block format
HyperWorks 11.0
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Creating STATE files from your Radioss run

STATE Files
RADIOSS writes out formatted output files (ASCII Output files) from RADIOSS Starter and RADIOSS
Engine. It can be *.STA file or a *.STY file. The purpose of the *.STA-file is to save the state of element
and then make it possible to include it into a _0000.rad file for RADIOSS Starter. Although the *.STY file
is an advanced version addressing the same purpose, it is not recommended since it is a legacy format.
This document helps you understand the use case and steps to create a *.STA state file in Radioss Block
format.

Use Case:
The *.STA files can be used to impose initial state on shell or solids in subsequent runs through the
keyword #include or through the keyword /STATE/STR_FILE to read the stress file.

Procedure to create and use sta files


1. Set up RADIOSS Engine to write *.sta file:
The Runname_nnnn.sta is written by entering the following keyword in the RADIOSS Engine files.
This must be set in /STATE/DT in the Engine file. STATE files are written with a time frequency Tfreq,
the first file being written at time Tstart.
/STATE/DT
Tstart

Tfreq

part_ID1... part_IDN
Data

Description

Tstart

Start time

Tfreq

Time frequency

part_ID1 ... part_IDN List of parts

NOTE : As of version 11.0, you can also use keyword /STATE/STR_FILE in Engine file to write the
Stress file separately, which can be compressed (using gzip). In such a case, the stress file name will
be Runname_nnn#.str, where Runname is the Run Name (see /RUN) and nnn# is the file number (4
digits) from 0001 to 9999 (same as the state file number).

The following cards show the types of output available. Depending on which type of elements and
which data should needs to be saved in the *.sta, write the /STATE/DT card along with the below.
/STATE/DT
/STATE/BRICK/AUX/FULL
/STATE/BRICK/STRAIN/FULL
/STATE/BRICK/STRES/FULL
/STATE/SHELL/AUX/FULL
/STATE/SHELL/EPS/FULL
/STATE/SHELL/ORTHL
/STATE/SHELL/STRAIN/FULL
/STATE/SHELL/STRESS/FULL
2. Set up RADIOSS starter to read *.sta file:
The state files can be used to impose initial state on shell or solids in subsequent runs through the
keyword #include or through the keyword /STATE/STR_FILE to read the stress file. i.e. adding either
one of the below.
#include TEST_LOI70_0011.sta
OR

/STATE/STR_FILE
0
TEST_LOI70_0011.str
Important Note:
The *.sta should be in the same directory as the file 0000.rad
The STA-file contains nodes and elements. Delete the concerned nodes from the node
definition of the 0.rad and concerned elements from the element definition (for example:
/BRICK, /SHELL .....) of the 0.rad; otherwise there will be an error in Starter.