The Component Mode Synthesis technique is applied to the impact of a flexible curved bar. The mode functions are selected such that the method can be made computationally as simple as possible, without compromising accuracy. From this point of view, a simple power series is selected. Both transversal and axial elastic deflection are considered. To describe the impact between the elastic beam and the rigid surface the classical Hertzian contact theory and elastio-plastic indentation theory are used.