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by (120 points)
Thank you for your reply! We faced the problem of how to include additional value to the .model file. Specifically, we are still unable to obtain the V values (which are in reality W values) in the output of AlievPanfilov model.

We  added a new nodal() line into the script:

V; .external(V); .nodal();

The full script is shown below:


Script in .model file:

Vm; .external(Vm); .nodal();

Iion; .external(); .nodal();

V; .external(V); .nodal();

t_norm = 12.9; // 12.9 time units per ms

vm_norm = 100; // 1 voltage unit of U = 100 mV

vm_rest = -80; // resting leVolel for U=0


V_init = 0;


K = 8;

epsilon = 0.002;

a = 0.15;

group {

      mu1 = 0.2;

       mu2 = 0.3;



diff_V = -(epsilon+mu1V/(mu2+U))(V+KU(U-a-1))/t_norm;

Iion = (KU(U-a)(U-1)+UV)*touAcm2;


Then, we ran this: AlievPanfilov.model AlievPanfilov --load ./ --imp AlievPanfilov --stim-curr 50 --numstim 4 --bcl 1000 --fout=Voltage

Unfortunately, we see the error of PETSC:


[0]PETSC ERROR: ------------------------------------------------------------------------
[0]PETSC ERROR: Caught signal number 11 SEGV: Segmentation Violation, probably memory access out of range
[0]PETSC ERROR: Try option -start_in_debugger or -on_error_attach_debugger
[0]PETSC ERROR: or see
[0]PETSC ERROR: or try on GNU/linux and Apple MacOS to find memory corruption errors
[0]PETSC ERROR: configure using --with-debugging=yes, recompile, link, and run
[0]PETSC ERROR: to get more information on the crash.
[0]PETSC ERROR: --------------------- Error Message --------------------------------------------------------------
[0]PETSC ERROR: Signal received
[0]PETSC ERROR: See for trouble shooting.
[0]PETSC ERROR: Petsc Release Version 3.17.1, Apr 28, 2022
[0]PETSC ERROR: on a linux-gnu-fluid-opt named ###
[0]PETSC ERROR: Configure options --with-petsc-arch=linux-gnu-fluid-opt --with-debugging=no --with-errorchecking=yes --CXXOPTFLAGS=-O2 --COPTFLAGS=-O2 --download-mpich=yes --download-cmake=yes --FOPTFLAGS=-O2 --download-fblaslapack=1 --download-mumps=1 --download-scalapack=1 --download-openblas=1 --download-superlu_dist=1 --download-superlu=1 --with-cxx-dialect=C++11 --download-hypre=1 --download-sundials2=1 --download-metis=1 --download-parmetis=1 --with-shared-libraries=yes PETSC_ARCH=linux-gnu-fluid-opt
[0]PETSC ERROR: #1 User provided function() at unknown file:0
[0]PETSC ERROR: Run with -malloc_debug to check if memory corruption is causing the crash.
application called MPI_Abort(MPI_COMM_WORLD, 59) - process 0
[unset]: write_line error; fd=-1 buf=:cmd=abort exitcode=59
system msg for write_line failure : Bad file descriptor


We found that it is possible in theory to have more than 3 columns of output (in AlievPanfilov: time, Vm, Iion), because another model, AslanidiSleiman, which has 3 nodal() lines and 4 output columns (time, Vm, Ke, Iion).

Can you please direct the path to how it can be solved? Can the AlievPanfilov.model file be modified so that it will output 4 columns?

Thank you in advance!

1 Answer

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by (3.5k points)

Hi Alexander,

If you want to add a new variable in the output file you can use .trace(). You can find an explanation in EasyML markup

For example, if you want to trace the U variable you can add U.trace(); or U=(Vm-vm_rest)/vm_norm;.trace()



by (120 points)
Hi Jorge,

Thank you, it works, but only for bench.

When we tried to use 'trace' for, the problem wasn't solved. I will try to find the solution for it, and possibly ask a more detailed question again, but in general - is it possible to use 'V; .external(V); .nodal();' to extract values rather than 'trace' structure?

Regards, Alexander.
by (3.5k points)
Hi Alexander,

I think what you are looking for is the parameter trace in openCARP. You can check in our online parameter ( for trace. With trace you can output the variables of the nodes of your mesh.


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