## *CHANGE MATERIAL

Keyword type: step

With this option one can redefine material properties within a step. There is one required parameter NAME, denoting the name of the *MATERIAL. Right now, only plastic data of an elastically isotropic material with explicitly defined isotropic or kinematic hardening data can be changed. This card must be followed by a *CHANGE PLASTIC card to have any effect.

First and only line:

• *CHANGE MATERIAL
• enter the required parameter NAME and its parameter.

Example:

*CHANGE MATERIAL,NAME=PL


indicates that the plastic data of material PL are to be changed to the values underneath the following *CHANGE PLASTIC card.

Example files: beampiso2