Calculate response to random loading.

This option is used to give the linearized response of a model to random excitation.

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Random response analysis


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Abaqus/CAEStep module

There are no parameters associated with this option.


Data lines for a random response analysis

First line
  1. Lower limit of frequency range, in cycles/time.

  2. Upper limit of frequency range, in cycles/time. If this value is given as zero, it is assumed that results are required at only one frequency.

  3. Number of points between eigenfrequencies at which the response should be calculated, including the end points, from the lower limit of the frequency range to the first eigenfrequency in the range; in each interval from eigenfrequency to eigenfrequency; and from the highest eigenfrequency in the range to the high limit of the frequency range. If the value given is less than two (or omitted), the default value of 20 points is assumed. Accurate RMS values can be obtained only if enough points are used so that Abaqus/Standard can integrate accurately over the frequency range.

  4. Bias parameter. This parameter is useful only if results are requested at four or more frequency points. It is used to bias the results points toward the ends of the intervals so that better resolution is obtained there, since the ends of each interval are the eigenfrequencies where the response amplitudes vary most rapidly. The default bias parameter is 3.0. The bias formula is defined in Random response analysis.

  5. Frequency scale choice. Enter 1 to use a linear frequency scale. If this field is left blank or is 0, a logarithmic frequency scale is used.

Repeat this data line as often as necessary to define the frequency ranges in which results are required.