Below is a demonstration of the features of the febioStructTemplate function


clear; close all; clc;




This function creates a template FEBio input file structure.

See also: febioStruct2xml

Creating a template FEBio input structure

The created template contains the following sections: module, control, globals, loadData, and output


Viewing the FEBio structure

The febView command can be used to render the XML form of the febio structure in a figure window.

NOTE: The figure below does not render in documentation due to a MATLAB but (or limitation). The code [hFig]=febView(domNode); is therefore suppressed.


Export to an FEBio input file

You can use febioStruct2xml to write the xml data to a file AND/OR a domNode object (optional output). Leave the fileName variable empty to supress file export.

%Create file name for XML file
defaultFolder = fileparts(fileparts(mfilename('fullpath')));

febioStruct2xml(febio_spec,fileName); %Exporting to file and domNode

Viewing a FEBio file

One can also use febView for file febio fil viewing:


Clear variable for next example

clear febio_spec

Overriding defaults

Create your own settings

% Some custom entries to override default

% Some custom fields/entries not part of the default
febio_spec.Control.someField='Some custom thing';

What the custom set looks like:

ans = 

  struct with fields:

    time_steps: 33
     step_size: 0.0303
     someField: 'Some custom thing'
    someStruct: [1×1 struct]

Use febioStructTemplate to "fill in the gaps"


What the set looks like after filling in gaps based on the templete:

ans = 

  struct with fields:

         time_steps: 33
          step_size: 0.0303
          someField: 'Some custom thing'
         someStruct: [1×1 struct]
           analysis: [1×1 struct]
               dtol: 1.0000e-03
               etol: 0.0100
               rtol: 0
              lstol: 0.9000
       time_stepper: [1×1 struct]
           max_refs: 15
            max_ups: 10
        optimize_bw: 0
         plot_level: 'PLOT_MAJOR_ITRS'
         plot_range: [0 -1]
        plot_stride: 1
    plot_zero_state: 0
               cmax: 100000
        print_level: 'PRINT_MINOR_ITRS'
       min_residual: 1.0000e-20
       output_level: 'OUTPUT_MAJOR_ITRS'

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