- Volume 5 Issue 4
The substructure synthesis method(SSM) is developed for overcoming disadvantages of the Finite Element Method(FEM). The concept of the SSM is as follows. After dividing a whole structure into several substructures, every substructures are analyzed by the FEM or experiment. The whole structure is analyzed by using connecting condition and the results of substructures. The concept of the transfer stiffness coefficient method(TSCM) is based on the transfer of the nodal stiffness coefficients which are related to force vectors and displacement vectors at each node of analytical mode1. The superiority of the TSCM to the FEM in the computation accuracy, cost and convenience was confirmed by the numerical computation results. In this paper, the author suggests an efficient vibration analysis method of structures by using the TSCM and the SSM. The trust and the validity of the present method is demonstrated through the numerical results for computation models.