Simulation Time Comparison in 3DEC 7 and 3DEC 9


I ran two similar models in 3DEC 7 (158) and 3DEC 9 (166) with the same memory allocation (see the attached image). The overall behavior (i.e., stress-strain curve and failure pattern) looks similar. But the time taken in 3DEC 7 was half the 3DEC 9. Do we need to change other settings to reduce the simulation time 3DEC 9?


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