Mass and Spring
Mass, Spring and Damper
Basic SDOF Model
SDOF Models —Time and Frequency Domain
Why Bother with Modal Models?
Definition of Frequency Response Function
Benefits of Frequency Response Function
Different Forms of an FRF
Which FRF Estimator Should You Use?
Three Types of Modal Analysis
Different Types of Modal Analysis (Pros)
Different Types of Modal Analysis (Cons)
Frequency Response Function
Hammer Test on Free-free Beam
Measurement of FRF Matrix (SISO)
Measurement of FRF Matrix (SIMO)
Shaker Test on Free-free Beam
Measurement of FRF Matrix (Shaker SIMO)
Why Multiple-Input and Multiple-Output ?
Situations needing MIMO
Measurement of FRF Matrix (MIMO)
The Eternal Question in Modal…
Weighting Functions for Impact Excitation
Compensation for Exponential Weighting
Range of hammers
Impact hammer excitation
Attachment of Transducers and Shaker
Connection of Exciter and Structure
Shaker Reaction Force
Swept Sine Excitation
Guidelines for Choice of Excitation Technique
Garbage In = Garbage Out!
Plan Your Test Before Hand!
Where Should Excitation Be Applied?
Check of Driving Point Measurement
Driving Point (DP) Measurement
Tests for Validity of Data: Coherence
Reasons for Low Coherence
Tests for Validity of Data: Linearity
Tips and Tricks for Best Results
Modal Analysis –Step by Step Process
Modal Analysis –Inspect Data
Modal Analysis –Curve Fitting
How Does Curve Fitting Work?
Residues are Directly Related to Mode Shapes!
SDOF vs. MDOF Curve Fitters
Local vs. Global Curve Fitting
Modal Analysis –Analyse Results
Modal Analysis and Beyond
Literature for Further Reading