How to Use Units in MCalibration

Data Import

This article will show how you can use and switch between different units in MCalibration. Before reading in experimental data into MCalibration, you should verify that MCalibration is setup to the correct units. You can specify the base units in the Options Dialog box, see the following image. All data that is imported into MCalibration will be in the specified base units.

Dialog box used to specify the units in MCalibration

Material Model Export

After you have calibrated one (or more) material models, you can export the material model to a file that can then be read by your FE solver. By default the exported material model will be in the same units as the experimental data. If you like, you can also export the material model to another unit system from within the Material Model Export dialog, see the following image.

Unit Conversion

If you have a mcal-file that has already been setup, but with incorrect units, then you can convert the units in all load cases and material model using the change units feature in the toolbar.


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