[MBDyn-users] MBDyn 1.5.0 is out

Pierangelo Masarati pierangelo.masarati at polimi.it
Fri Aug 31 00:17:18 CEST 2012

Dear users,

MBDyn 1.5.0 is out.  As usual, you can find the tarball at


This release contains a major enhancement, displacement-only nodes with
specific elements, significant reworking of some internals, and few bug
fixes.  The changelog is:

MBDyn 1.5.0
        - added displacement-only nodes and selected basic elements
        - added membrane element (Marco Morandini & Tommaso Solcia)
        - added continuous contact constitutive law (Matteo Fancello)
        - added inverse dynamics body for weight tailoring
        - added "other" specifier to total pin joint input
        - added dof stats output to file (Reinhard Resch)
        - added '-E' to enable fpe checking
        - added module-octave and related modules (Reinhard Resch)
        - drive drive made differentiable (Reinhard Resch)
        - added "m" (mass) to body private data (Louis Gagnon)
        - added module-eu2phi TplDriveCaller wrapper
          (suggested by Tingnan Zhang)
        - added built-in 'TRUE' and 'FALSE' boolean const vars
        - added built-in int/real limit const vars
        - added module-wheel4 (Louis Gagnon)
    Backward compatibility issues:
    Known issues:
        - Schur solver is broken
        - TotalPinJoint inverse dynamics support is broken
        - RTAI and multithread support incompatible
        - module-octave and multithread support incompatible
    Bug fixes:
        - fix output file name ext. issue (noted by Jens van Schelve)
        - fix totalj rel. rot. priv data (noted by Jens van Schelve)
        - fix beam default output (noted by Reinhard Resch)
        - fix linear/angular acceleration joint initialization
        - fix initial assembly required by userelem (Reinhard Resch)
        - fix "wrong type" diagnostic message in math parser
        - fix initial assembly matrix reset (noted by Reinhard Resch)
        - fix uninitialized array in modal joint parsing
          (noted by Domenico Capobianco)
        - fix 'print: all'
        - fix link of NetCDF 4.X (noted by Patrick Rix)

Enjoy, and report any issue using the mbdyn-users at mbdyn.org mailing list,
as usual.

Sincerely, p.

Pierangelo Masarati
Associate Professor
Dipartimento di Ingegneria Aerospaziale
Politecnico di Milano

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