frequency analysis of hanging plate, need help with how to set fixtures to model this
Better to post or upload some drawings or screen shots here, for other to understand and give some ideas.
you say that the plate is hanging with chains. If I imagine this right (witch is impossible with the information that you have given) this scenario dose not suit a frequency analysis.
Dynamic Analysis can be performed on a mechanism or a structure. The analyzed object can be an airplane wing, a car, a building subjected to an earthquake, an engine or a door bell making sound. Dynamic Analysis can deal with rigid and/or elastic bodies.
Vibration Analysis is more specific, it deals only with elastic bodies vibrating about the position of equilibrium.
see this : https://files.solidworks.com/partners/pdfs/2015vibration.pdf
According to the original post (frequency analysis), I think Static Analysis is enough.
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