Planning of a Black-Box Benchmark Structure for Dynamic Substructuring

  • D. RoettgenEmail author
  • A. Linderholt
Conference paper
Part of the Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series book series (CPSEMS)


Experimental Analytical substructuring has been a popular field of research for several years and has seen many great advances for both frequency based substructuring (FBS) and component mode synthesis (CMS) techniques. To examine these technical advances, a new benchmark structure is being designed through the SEM Dynamic Substructuring technical division to act as a black-box study for anyone researching in the field. This black-box challenge will include experimental subcomponents and a finite element model to which these experimental results are to be connected. We often know the truth target when completing substructuring research; however, this challenge allows researchers to test their techniques without the aid of a truth measurement. IMAC XXXVII attendees are encouraged to contact the authors to join the team designing the black-box hardware and/or eventually have their institution participate in this challenge. The results from the assembled truth measurement will be presented at IMAC XXXIX.


Dynamic substructuring Experimental analytical substructuring Component mode synthesis Frequency based substructuring Structural modification 



This manuscript has been authored by National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC. under Contract No. DE-NA0003525 with the U.S. Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration. The United States Government retains and the publisher, by accepting the article for publication, acknowledges that the United States Government retains a non-exclusive, paid-up, irrevocable, world-wide license to publish or reproduce the published form of this manuscript, or allow others to do so, for United States Government purposes.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Sandia National LaboratoriesAlbuquerqueUSA
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringLinnaeus UniversityVäxjöSweden

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