## *DEPVAR

Keyword type: model definition, material

This keyword is used to define the number of internal state variables for a user-defined material. They are initialized to zero at the start of the calculation and can be used within a material user subroutine. There are no parameters. This card must be preceded by a *USER MATERIAL card.

First line:

• *DEPVAR
Second line:
• Number of internal state variables.

Example:

*DEPVAR
12


defines 12 internal state variables for the user-defined material at stake.

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