Measure of relevance for modal/eigenfrequency analysis results
Posted 21 Oct 2020, 19:45 GMT-4 Mechanical, Acoustics & Vibrations Version 5.4 2 Replies
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When running an eigenfrequency analasys in comsol, I evaluate both the eigenfrequencies of the system, and the mass participation factors in the X, Y and Z translation, and X-axis, Y-axis, and Z-axis rotation direction.
In the end, I am just interested in which frequencies need to be further analyzed using Frequency Response Dynamic Analysis to see how they affect my system.
Is there a commonly used measure to summarize those six directional mass participation factor values into a single parameter that denotes the "relevance" of a certain frequency for further analysis?
As a possible idea: taking the mean or the root mean square (RMS) of the normalized mass participation factors in all directions?
Please see the attached image of frequency analasys results with an added column summarizing the information with a single measure, and highlighting via. conditional formatting (cell-color) which eigenfrequencies are relevant.