Adding a Characteristic Mode Configuration

Define and add a characteristic mode configuration to the model.

  1. Add a characteristic mode configuration using one of the following workflows:
    • On the Request tab, in the Configurations group, click the  Characteristic modes icon.
    • In the configuration list click the . From the right-click context menu, select Characteristic modes.

      Figure 1. The Request characteristic modes analysis dialog.
  2. In the Number of modes to calculate field, enter the maximum number of modes to calculate.
  3. Select the Compute modal excitation coefficients (when sources are present) check box to (in addition to the characteristic modes) calculate the modal excitation coefficients given a source.
  4. Click the Create to add the request and to close the dialog.