In case one wants to retrieve the parameters which define a material, the “Disassemble Material”-component does the job (see fig. 188.8.131.52). It can be applied to isotropic and orthotropic materials alike. In order to be valid for both types of materials, the outputs “E1/2”, “G31/2”, “alphaT1/2” and “fy1/2” return lists of numbers instead of single items. For isotropic materials these lists contain one member only. In case of orthotropic materials two numbers are present, corresponding to the first and second material direction respectively.