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An overview of Modal Analysis using Finite Element Method


Rucha Sandip Bhakte , Vishwakarma Institute of Information Technology; A. P. Kulkarni, Vishwakarma Institute of Information Technology.; P. S. Purandare, Vishwakarma Institute of Information Technology.


Modal Analysis; Frequency; Vibration, cantilever beam.


In the recent years an application of the FEM(Finite Element Method) to the solution of the dynamic behavior of a structure has become more popular. Modal analysis technique is used to determine a structure’s vibration characteristics-natural frequencies and mode shapes. This paper explains simple steps of the modal analysis simulation using ANSYS®. The Cantilever beam is taken for study and frequencies and mode shapes are obtained in the graphical environment of ANSYS. Further Theoretical natural frequencies are obtained by hand calculations and compared with that obtained from FEM.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV2I3334
Published in: Volume : 2, Issue : 3
Publication Date: 01/06/2014
Page(s): 642-645

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