Error MessageError reading Property Section of Control File

Mar 3, 2012


Issue:

The following error message is reported after starting the simulation:


# Error Reading Property section of control file
# Control file name: Analysis_Name.ctl

Solution:

Solution

An issue with a custom material is likely preventing the Solver from reading the necessary property data.

 

Check for excessively long material names (greater than 200 characters), special characters, or incorrect and/or incomplete properties. 

If nothing seems out of the ordinary, use a process of elimination to locate the problematic material:
 

  1. Systematically replace custom fluids with Air and custom solids with Aluminum from the Default material database. Do this until the problematic material is identified.  
  2. Replace the problematic material with a new custom material. Be sure to assign physically realistic properties and use a new material name.

Products:

Simulation CFD

Versions:

2010;2011;2012;2013;2014

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