I guess it was kind of silly of me to forget that to get some kind of deformation response, i need to apply some kind of impact/load....

Thanks for clearing everything up. I'm still new to Ansys, and didn't know it reports the modes around the z and y axis as separate- i created different sections in the analysis to view the shape of the deformation for each axis.

As you say, initially the frequencies were further apart, when i refined the mesh (what you see in the picture) they came closer together.


To view the magnitude of the deformation, do i need to do the analysis in "response spectrum"? as you say no loads can be added in modal analysis