Defines the damping ratios as a function of mode.
Starting location in table for entering data. For
STLOC = 1, data input in the
V1 field applies to the first constant in the table.
STLOC = 7, data input in the
V1 field applies to the seventh constant in the table,
etc. Defaults to the last location filled + 1.
V3, . . . ,
Data assigned to six locations starting with
STLOC. If a value is already in this location, it
will be redefined. Blank values for
V6 leave the corresponding previous
Defines the damping ratios as a function of mode. Table position corresponds to mode number. These ratios are added to the DMPRAT value, if defined. Use STAT command to list current values. Applies to the mode-superposition harmonic (ANTYPE,HARMIC), the mode-superposition linear transient dynamic (ANTYPE,TRANS), and the spectrum (ANTYPE,SPECTR) analyses. Repeat MDAMP command for additional constants (10000 maximum).
MDAMP can also be defined in a substructure analysis using component mode synthesis with fixed-interface method (ANTYPE,SUBSTR with CMSOPT,FIX and SEOPT,,,3). The damping ratios are added to the diagonal of the reduced damping matrix as explained in Component Mode Synthesis (CMS).
This command is also valid in PREP7.