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:
however, additional products may be required to completely define and model it. Furthermore, this example may also be defined and modeled using components from the following product combinations:
- COMSOL Multiphysics® and
- either the Acoustics Module, MEMS Module, or Structural Mechanics Module and
- either the MEMS Module, Multibody Dynamics Module, or Structural Mechanics Module
The combination of COMSOL® products required to model your application depends on several factors and may include boundary conditions, material properties, physics interfaces, and part libraries. Particular functionality may be common to several products. To determine the right combination of products for your modeling needs, review the Specification Chart and make use of a free evaluation license. The COMSOL Sales and Support teams are available for answering any questions you may have regarding this.