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draw mode shape with matlab

if M is your mass matrix and K is the stiffness matrix, use
[phi w2]=eig(K,M);
  phi contains the eigenvectors (each column is a modeshape)
 w2 is a diagonal matrix, each diagonal entry contains wn(i)^2
 (i.e. the i'th natural frequency squared).

Then how to draw the mode shape with eigenvectors?

 Thank you.


Each entry in columns corresponds to the normalized nodal displacement. Each of them should be plotted against the corresponding nodal coordinates of that node.



SivaSrinivasKolukula's picture

Ok....then how to take care if rotations are present in the eigen vector??? 



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SivaSrinivasKolukula's picture

check the following link......


May be to plot mode shapes rotations need not to consider....


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