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Pairing Down Insignificant Modes for Vibration Analysis (SOL 111)

Pairing Down Insignificant Modes for Vibration Analysis (SOL 111)

Pairing Down Insignificant Modes for Vibration Analysis (SOL 111)

I have a model which has a significant number of high frequency modes >300Hz. For example between 300Hz and 500Hz there are almost 160 modes alone. My excitation environments run out to 2000Hz, however. The runs are taking an inordinate amount of time as a result unless I only include a subset of eigenvalues for the modal response.

A majority of these high frequency modes have very low mass participation. They appear to just be panel model of some sheet metal between riveted locations, and are grouped at very similar frequencies (i.e. within 1-2Hz of each other). I would like to include the high frequency modes which are significant, but exclude these that are not. Is there a way to pair down which modes are actually used from the modal response into a smaller subset? Perhaps by excluding certain frequency ranges from the modal solution (e.g. include modes from 0-300Hz, 450-470Hz, 500-510 Hz, 700-725 Hz, etc...)? Alternatively, is there a way to force Nastran to combine modes that are very similar in frequency into a single mode?

RE: Pairing Down Insignificant Modes for Vibration Analysis (SOL 111)

Dear Mr Rogers,
FEMAP since version 2021.1 (Dec 2020) includes the "Response Mode Selection (a,b,c THRU d)" in the portion of the normal modes/eigenvalue analysis (SOL103) of the modal frequency dynamic response (SOL111) to optionally select mode numbers to be considered in modal dynamic response.

If enabled, select whether to Include (Analysis uses only specified mode numbers)or Exclude (Analysis uses all modes except specified mode numbers) the mode numbers entered in the field. For Simcenter Nastran, writes MODSEL entry and cor­responding SET entry. For MSC Nastran, writes MODESELECT entry and corresponding SET entry.

Hope to be of help!.
Best regards,

Blas Molero Hidalgo
Ingeniero Industrial

WEB: http://www.iberisa.com
Blog de FEMAP & NX Nastran: http://iberisa.wordpress.com/

RE: Pairing Down Insignificant Modes for Vibration Analysis (SOL 111)

Thanks BlasMolero! This is exactly what I was looking for.

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