Perform TPA Analysis and Visualize Results

  1. For each response, multiply its cross transfer functions to the corresponding attachment forces to get partial response contributions from the attachment DoF, and sum all partial contributions to get the total response.
  2. Compare the summed total response to the original response from Step 1b to ensure the TPA result is reasonable.
  3. Rank the attachment contributions to identify the dominant paths contributing to the response.
  4. For each dominant path, compare TF and force to those from other paths or generic values, and identify if the high contribution is due to high TF or force.
  5. Redesign the responding structure to reduce its sensitivity (TF) or modify attachment design (number of attachments, location, or rates) to rebalance the attachment forces.