Hi everyone. I'm trying to model how the frequency from a note (i.e. A440) travels across a violin top. I've been using frequency study in SolidWorks simulation, which is great for finding resonant frequencies, but doesn't seem to have an option to let me drive my own frequency like I would a force. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to map vibration from an applied frequency? For reference, I've started with a simplified model of just the violin top and the bridge.

Hi Joseph,

The type of analysis you are looking to run would be a Linear Dynamic Harmonic analysis (part of Simulation Premium) where you define a "Base Excitation" boundary on your model with an applied force/acceleration/displacement/etc. versus frequency curve applied to it. That base excitation would act as the applied vibration to the model and the results you get from that study should tell you how the violin is reacting to that (stresses and displacements).