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Vehicle Mid-Frequency Response Using the Superelement Component Dynamic Synthesis Technique 2015-01-1320

This paper presents the Component Dynamic Synthesis (CDS) superelement creation, which contains the loading frequency information and is much faster than the Component Mode Synthesis (CMS) method in the residual run. The Frequency Response Functions (FRFs) are computed using the direct frequency response method and the inversion of dynamic stiffness matrix is done using the singular value decomposition (SVD) method for every discrete frequency in the frequency range of interest. The CDS will be very efficient and economical for design of experiments and robust optimization, where hundreds of runs are required. The CDS super element can be used when there is a large number of residual runs on a very large vehicle model at higher end of the frequency range of study. For the residual analysis to run as fast as possible, all components, except very small ones, need to be converted into CDS superelements. Numerical results demonstrate the efficacy of the CDS method for the prediction of mid-frequency responses for vehicle vibration and noise.


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