Characteristic Mode Plotter

Characteristic mode analysis calculates various parameters of interest. The characteristic mode plotter was developed to plot these parameters, since it can be a tedious task to do this manually for multiple modes.

Select the data to analyse, and which quantities to plot: eigen value, modal significance, characteristic angle and, if available, modal excitation and weighting coefficients. Each selected quantity is plotted on a new graph.

Either frequency or mode index have to be selected to define the independent axis. If both are selected, two graphs will be created for each quantity. The number of modes to be plotted is specified. By default, both tracked and untracked modes are plotted on each graph.