Newsletter Artikel 29/2020


Loading a job file in a batch job

The default settings regarding influence factors and analysis parameters reflect our recommendations for the fatigue analysis. To follow your own “guidelines” in the department or in the group, you sometimes have to overwrite these defaults.

We provided the first help with the templates in FEMFAT 5.1 (2014). They can be found in the FEMFAT installation directory / templates and include the weld sensitivity analysis, the recommended settings for GL 2010 and the evaluation of elastomers. 

Calling and reading job files is easy with the icon on the graphical user interface  , but as such is not recorded in the ffj file. Instead, the read lines are appended to the current job file. 

In the batch job such a call has to be inserted with the TCL / TK command "source" (the absolut path must be specified or a variable previously defined in the program must be used, as here "installation_path"):

source $installation_path/templates/WELD_Sensitivity_Damage_gap.ffj


The previously described use of variables with the "set" command to assign the "installation_path" the standard installation directory of FEMFAT 5.4 then looks like this:

set installation_path „C:/Program Files/ECS/FEMFAT5.4“

If a job in which another job was read is saved after this action, it is no longer the call of the template or the job that is saved, but the lines from the template! So you have to decide whether you want to keep / save the calculated job files or the previously prepared job file or both.

Other TCL / TK commands that make it easier for you to design your jobs with FEMFAT can also be found in the templates for the WELD sensitivity analysis.

However, we would like to point out again that manually edited job files are not the standard and can only be examined by our support with additional effort.