Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >

Computational Strategies to Minimize Transient Response During Time-Domain Analysis of Structures Under Vibratory Loading

[+] Author Affiliations
Matthew Ernst, Cholmin Choi, Abhijit Dasgupta

University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Paper No. IPACK2013-73200, pp. V001T04A014; 6 pages
  • ASME 2013 International Technical Conference and Exhibition on Packaging and Integration of Electronic and Photonic Microsystems
  • Volume 1: Advanced Packaging; Emerging Technologies; Modeling and Simulation; Multi-Physics Based Reliability; MEMS and NEMS; Materials and Processes
  • Burlingame, California, USA, July 16–18, 2013
  • Conference Sponsors: Electronic and Photonic Packaging Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5575-1
  • Copyright © 2013 by ASME


Time-domain dynamic analysis of vibratory systems becomes useful in finite element analysis (FEA) when the structure’s response can no longer be assumed linear, as frequency-domain (spectral superposition) methods require. Time-domain analysis also permits the use of cycle-counting methods when assessing the vibration durability of electronic assemblies. The analyst is often limited to simulating only the first few cycles of the vibration response in very complex models, to minimize the computational burden. However, the accuracy of time domain analysis can be questionable during these first few cycles, due to unwanted transients, unless the initial conditions are properly modeled to correctly produce the steady state response. This paper explores this sensitivity to initial conditions for undamped and damped structures. Strategies for calculating and implementing proper initial conditions within FEA are discussed. Two illustrative examples are presented for simplicity. The first consists of a simple cantilever beam so that the numerical results can be compared to known analytic solutions and the basic theory can be demonstrated. The second example is a 2D representation of a circuit card assembly containing multiple leadless chip resistor components, so that implementation details can be demonstrated for more complex structures. This paper is intended to have tutorial value to FEA users who have to conduct time-domain dynamic analysis.

Copyright © 2013 by ASME



Interactive Graphics


Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature

Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal

Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In