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Shock and Vibration
Volume 4, Issue 3, Pages 199-210

Substructuring and Component Mode Synthesis

P. Seshu

Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Powai, Bombay 400 076, India

Revised 8 July 1996; Accepted 30 December 1996

Copyright © 1997 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Substructuring and component mode synthesis (CMS), is a very popular method of model reduction for large structural dynamics problems. Starting from the pioneering works on this technique in the early 1960s, many researchers have studied and used this technique in a variety of applications. Besides model reduction, CMS offers several other crucial advantages. The present work aims to provide a review of the available literature on this important technique.