10.3 Viewing results

Computing results

To compute the analysis, within the Analyses card, you can either:

  1. Click on the small calculator on the right of the analysis, or
  2. Right-click on the analysis itself and select Compute (as shown in the next figure).

When the analysis is finished, the results will appear in the Results tab of the Inputs/Results card. Switch this card to Results to review the results.

Computing an analysis

Once a new analysis is completed, a small notification bubble will appear next the Results tab displaying the number of new analyses, and the computed analyses can then be viewed in the Results tab. The results of each analysis are divided into three categories according to the type of output: Blocked Forces, Component-based TPA, and Operational Spectra.

To visualize the results, right-click on the data in the Results card and select Plot or Waterfall plot. If several results are selected, they will be plotted together. Additionally, if a plot already exists, one can drag and drop a new analysis onto the plot in the Graphs card to add the data to the current plot.

Plotting the results and inputs

You can control the data being plotted by hovering over the channel and block names in the title and scrolling with the scrollbar. Multiple channels/blocks can also be selected from the drop-down menu using CTRL or SHIFT while clicking, and the type of averaging is set below the drop-down menu of channel/block names.

Additional plot settings are available by right-clicking on the curve in the graph to set the spectrum type (e.g. Magnitude, Phase, Real, Imaginary) and spectrum options (e.g. amplitude type, weighting, averaging).

In the Analyze card it is also possible to plot input datasets, either by drag and drop or from the context menu upon the data entries.

To change the color of the curve, click on the small colored square next to the desired dataset in the Results card. For the other plot style options, see 9.4 Plot settings.

Managing the results

For large projects with several operational runs and/or TPA computations, the results section can quickly become unwieldy. For this reason, in SOURCE it is possible to sort the data either by filtering them or selecting the needed ones, thanks to some additional parameters.

Filtering the results

To manage large datasets, you can filter the data that will be visualized in the Results panel. In particular, you can choose to filter the Analysis or the Type of data. To do so, you must click on the small key that appears when hovering on top of Analysis and Type.  A new window will appear, in which you can select the data you want visible in the Results panel. The following figure shows an example in which only the operational spectra and the component TPA synthesis are visualized, while the Blocked Forces and the results calculated in the time domain are hidden.

Filtering analysis results

Visualizing dataset parameters

In some cases, filtering the results according to the analysis or the data type is not enough to sort them properly. This can be the case, for example, when the same operational dataset is used in analyses with multiple FRF datasets. In this case, you might want to distinguish between the results according to the FRF dataset used in the analysis. This can be easily done by clicking on the 3 dots that can be found at the top of the results and selecting Synthesis FRF. As it can be seen in the following picture, you can select between multiple parameters:

  • Cycle: the name of the operational dataset
  • Segment: the name of the segment (if applicable)
  • Partial: the name of the partial contribution (if applicable)
  • Characterization FRF: the name of the FRF used for force characterization (e.g. for In-situ)
  • Synthesis FRF: the FRF used for TPA synthesis
  • Size: the size of the dataset (channels and blocks)
  • Range: the frequency range

Dataset parameters


For a better results visualization, it is possible to organize them into pages. Empty pages can be added to the Graphs card by clicking on the (+) button. The pages created will appear on the top left side of the graphs card. To rename a page, right-click on the page itself and select Rename, then type the correct name.

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