Frequency Based Substructuring with the Virtual Point Transformation, flexible interface modes and a transmission simulator

Eric Pasma, Maarten van der Seijs, Steven Klaassen, Maarten van der Kooij

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In this contribution, Frequency Based Substructuring is applied to a well-known benchmark structure with special attention to correct modelling of the interface problem. Various approaches with the Virtual Point Transformation are used to incorporate the effect of interface flexibility that is present in the clamped connections. An extension of the rigid displacement basis with flexible interface displacement modes is proposed and evaluated. Furthermore, a practical approach using a Transmission Simulator is used in order to improve the quality of the interface description.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDynamics of Coupled Structures
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 36th IMAC, A Conference and Exposition on Structural Dynamics 2018
EditorsAndreas Linderholt, Matthew S. Allen, Randall L. Mayes, Daniel Rixen
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-74654-8
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-74653-1
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event36th Conference and Exposition on Structural Dynamics (IMAC) - Orlando, United States
Duration: 12 Feb 201815 Feb 2018

Publication series

NameConference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series


Conference36th Conference and Exposition on Structural Dynamics (IMAC)
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Experimental modelling
  • Virtual point transformation
  • Interface reduction
  • Dynamic substructuring
  • Transmission simulator

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