A Metric for Modal Truncation in Model Reduction Problems Part 2: Extension to Systems with High-Dimensional Input Space
Paper in proceedings, 2014

In the first part of this study, a theoretical investigation of an improved modal approach and a complete error analysis of the proposed modal dominancy metric were presented. In this part the problem of metric non-uniqueness for systems with multiple eigenvalues is described and a method to circumvent this problem based on spatial distribution of either the sensors or the actuators is proposed. This technique is implemented using QR factorization without solving Lyapunov equations. Moreover, the method is improved such that it is able to use the information extracted from spectral properties of the input. Also in order to make the method more effective, information extracted from the input internal structure is incorporated in the modal ranking process. It is shown that this improvement is particularly effective in problems with high-dimensional input and/or output space such as in distributed loading and moving load problems. Finally the performance of the method is validated for a high order system subjected to a high-dimensional input force. That originates from a railway track moving load problem.

Model reduction

Singular value decomposition

High-dimensional input space


Spatial distribution


Sadegh Rahrovani


Majid Khorsand Vakilzadeh


Thomas Abrahamsson


31st International Modal Analysis Conference on Structural Dynamics, IMAC 2013; Garden Grove, CA; United States; 11 February 2013 through 14 February 2013

2191-5652 (eISSN)

Vol. 7 7 789-796

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Mechanical Engineering





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