Browse Publications Technical Papers 2007-01-2355
2007-05-15

Application of the Modal Compliance Technique to a Vehicle Body in White 2007-01-2355

This paper describes the application of the modal compliance method to a complex structure such as a vehicle body in white, and the extension of the method from normal modes to the complex modes of a complete vehicle. In addition to the usual bending and torsion calculations, the paper also describes the application of the method to less usual tests such as second torsion, match-boxing and breathing. We also show how the method can be used to investigate the distribution of compliance throughout the structure.

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