Component Mode Synthesis Tutorial

Application ID: 103201

In this tutorial example, the concepts of Component Mode Synthesis (CMS) are introduced through a simple solid model of a cantilever beam. Parts of the beam are reduced by the CMS technique. It is, furthermore, shown how CMS can be used to represent both the static and dynamic behavior of the entire assembly by studying the damped free vibration of the beam. The example, moreover, explores two different ways of applying loads on reduced components.

To verify the validity of the model reduced by CMS, its results are compared to those from a full (unreduced) version of the model.

This model example illustrates applications of this type that would nominally be built using the following products: