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Re: Plate vibrations

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>Does anyboby  know how can I get printed only the AMPLITUDES of particular 
>points of the plates (for instance the middle points) when running the 
>five  mode shapes ?
The only way to get actual amplitudes is multiplying the eigenmodes by 
the mode coefficient which is derived from the loading. For a response 
spectrum loading the mode coefficient is the product of the spectral 
displacement and the participation factor. If you don't know the 
excitation you can't determine the displacement.

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