Reduce structural or thermal model
Reduce Transient Structural Model
Reduce a transient structural model to the fixed interface modes in a specified frequency range and the boundary interface degrees of freedom.
Create a transient structural model for a 3-D problem.
structuralmodel = createpde("structural","transient-solid");
Create a geometry and include it in the model. Plot the geometry.
gm = multicuboid(0.1,0.01,0.01); structuralmodel.Geometry = gm; pdegplot(structuralmodel,"FaceLabels","on","FaceAlpha",0.5)
Specify Young's modulus, Poisson's ratio, and the mass density of the material.
structuralProperties(structuralmodel,"YoungsModulus",70E9, ... "PoissonsRatio",0.3, ... "MassDensity",2700);
Generate a mesh.
Specify the ends of the beam as structural superelement interfaces. The reduced-order model technique retains the degrees of freedom on the superelement interfaces while condensing the degrees of freedom on all other boundaries. For better performance, use the set of edges that bound each side of the beam instead of using the entire face.
Reduce the model to the fixed interface modes in the frequency range
[-Inf,500000] and the boundary interface degrees of freedom.
R = reduce(structuralmodel,"FrequencyRange",[-Inf,500000])
R = ReducedStructuralModel with properties: K: [166x166 double] M: [166x166 double] NumModes: 22 RetainedDoF: [144x1 double] ReferenceLocations:  Mesh: [1x1 FEMesh]
Reduce Thermal Model
Reduce a thermal model using all modes or the specified number of modes from the modal solution.
Create a transient thermal model.
thermalmodel = createpde("thermal","transient");
Create a unit square geometry and include it in the model.
Plot the geometry, displaying edge labels.
pdegplot(thermalmodel,"EdgeLabels","on") xlim([-1.1 1.1]) ylim([-1.1 1.1])
Specify the thermal conductivity, mass density, and specific heat of the material.
thermalProperties(thermalmodel,"ThermalConductivity",400, ... "MassDensity",1300, ... "SpecificHeat",600);
Set the temperature on the right edge to
Set an initial value of
0 for the temperature.
Generate a mesh.
Solve the model for three different values of heat source and collect snapshots.
tlist = 0:10:600; snapShotIDs = [1:10 59 60 61]; Tmatrix = ; heatVariation = [10000 15000 20000]; for q = heatVariation internalHeatSource(thermalmodel,q); results = solve(thermalmodel,tlist); Tmatrix = [Tmatrix,results.Temperature(:,snapShotIDs)]; end
Switch the thermal model analysis type to modal.
thermalmodel.AnalysisType = "modal";
Compute the POD modes.
RModal = solve(thermalmodel,"Snapshots",Tmatrix)
RModal = ModalThermalResults with properties: DecayRates: [6x1 double] ModeShapes: [1529x6 double] SnapshotsAverage: [1529x1 double] ModeType: "PODModes" Mesh: [1x1 FEMesh]
Reduce the thermal model using all modes in
Rtherm = reduce(thermalmodel,"ModalResults",RModal)
Rtherm = ReducedThermalModel with properties: K: [7x7 double] M: [7x7 double] F: [7x1 double] InitialConditions: [7x1 double] Mesh: [1x1 FEMesh] ModeShapes: [1529x6 double] SnapshotsAverage: [1529x1 double]
Reduce the thermal model using only three modes.
Rtherm3 = reduce(thermalmodel,"ModalResults",RModal, ... "NumModes",3)
Rtherm3 = ReducedThermalModel with properties: K: [4x4 double] M: [4x4 double] F: [4x1 double] InitialConditions: [4x1 double] Mesh: [1x1 FEMesh] ModeShapes: [1529x3 double] SnapshotsAverage: [1529x1 double]
structuralmodel — Structural model
Structural model, specified as a
StructuralModel object. The
model contains the geometry, mesh, structural properties of the material, body loads,
boundary loads, and boundary conditions.
[omega1,omega2] — Frequency range
vector of two elements
Frequency range, specified as a vector of two elements. Define
omega1 as slightly lower than the lowest mode's frequency and
omega2 as slightly higher than the highest mode's frequency. For
example, if the lowest expected frequency is zero, then use a small negative value for
You can find natural frequencies and mode shapes for the specified frequency range by solving a modal analysis problem first. Then you can use a more precise frequency range to reduce the model. Note that a modal analysis problem still requires you to specify a frequency range. For example, see Modal Superposition Method for Structural Dynamics Problem.
thermalmodel — Modal thermal analysis model
Modal thermal analysis model, specified as a
ThermalModel contains the geometry, mesh, thermal properties of the
material, internal heat source, Stefan-Boltzmann constant, boundary conditions, and
thermalModalR — Modal analysis results for thermal model
Modal analysis results for a thermal model, specified as a
N — Number of modes
Number of modes, specified as a positive integer.
Rcb — Structural results obtained using Craig-Bampton order reduction method
Structural results obtained using the Craig-Bampton order reduction method, returned
Rtherm — Reduced-order thermal model
Reduced-order thermal model, returned as a
Version HistoryIntroduced in R2019b
R2022a: ROM support for thermal analysis
reduce now also reduces thermal models.