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## Correct modal analysis

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## Correct modal analysis

Hello everyone! How do I know if the results I have found for the modal analysis (frequency and period) are correct? The structure is a polygonal pole 12 meters high with a 3.5 meter high flagpole on top (see attached image). For the modal analysis I made these choices (see attached images) and on top of the polygonal pole I added an additional mass of 4000 N (condition number 4). But now I don't know if the frequency and period of the structure are right. How can I do? Thanks a lot to everyone!

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Hello,

[1] You should add more nodes along the length of the mast and flag pole. use "division" into part, take 15 for the mast and 8 for the pole.

[2] modal settings:

Kind regards,
A&I│KWANT

Dennis van Dijk
Structural engineer
www.ibkwant.nl
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Thanks for the reply. Just insert nodes or do I have to divide the segment into several segments? Thanks a lot!

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Select a bar and use "division"

Kind regards,
A&I│KWANT

Dennis van Dijk
Structural engineer
www.ibkwant.nl
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Ok! Thanks a lot! I had done so! I came up with these results and comparing them with another program are very different: in Robot I have the frequency of 2.97 Hz, in ProSap I have 1.96 Hz. Same loads and same settings ... Arrived at this point, how do I understand who is giving me the right value? To me honestly 2.97 Hz seems a bit high, doesn't it?

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your 1st mode shape must be looking like this:

the frequency can be rigth, it depents on the stiffness of the mast and pole.

If you are not sure you can check it by hand calc.

I have attached my model.

Kind regards,
A&I│KWANT