I am working on polymer constitutive modeling and have recently started using ABAQUS.
I am currently using VUMAT for defining my user material. I am confused as to what 'nblock' refers to.
The manuals say that it is the number of material points. Are these equal to number of elements? or are these similar to guass points. And how does abaqus decides the value for nblock.
Also, is there a way to get the element number in vumat subroutine?
Any help is much appreciated.