How to start modal analysis
hello to all of u I have a question how to start modal analysis on ansys. can u light on that? pl.

Re: How to start modal analysis
This is not the right forum to answer your question! But if you read the tutorials of Ansys you will get the answer, good luck and cheers

Re: How to start modal analysis
i have gone through the tutorial that given in ansys help but i have a problem how to decide load and how to apply it? thxs

Re: How to start modal analysis
You could apply the loads on nodes, surfaces

Re: How to start modal analysis
Hi, Eventhough my specialisation is in CFD I can help u Modal analysis is a type of Dynamic analysis where in u r going to extarct natural frequencies of a structure.Required parameters for this is density of the structure and proper boundary conditions. Define number of modes u need extarct(generally first5),method of extraction its better to go for Lanczos method . which gives first 5 modal frequency values after solution the interpretaionis if anyone of the above frequency matches with ur operating one resonance will occur.Pls go through the tutorial of MODAL ANALYSIS OF A CANTILVER BEAM.
regards Alex 
Re: How to start modal analysis
It's a modal analysis..ie eigenvalue problem therefore you don't apply loads.

Re: How to start modal analysis
What about fixed point or fixed surface?

Re: How to start modal analysis
Well if you apply a static load in a nonlinear analysis you can then use the subsequent tangent stiffness matrix generated via the displacement due to this applied load in a modal analysis...but I don't think that is what the original poster was looking for.

Re: How to start modal analysis
OK thanks for the information

Re: How to start modal analysis
how do v decide the no of mode to extract and the method to extract? does there any theory regarding this?

Re: How to start modal analysis
Hi I think I have already told u 1)The number of modes depends upon the number of DOF of the systems. So Usually it depends on Client request or generally we got first 6 modes (because we know 6 Dof 3 translate 3 rotary at a particular node).
2)Methods I.Tracking Method. II.Transormation Method. III.Lanczos Method But in Industry we always go for 3rd method. Refer 3rd method (Lanczos) in detail always good and stable. Also apply proper boundary conditon to extract eigen values, because it also depends on u r Bc's Alex 
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