Modal analysis of a thin plate: A demonstration package for undergraduate students

Daadbin, Ali and Bond, T. J. (2012) Modal analysis of a thin plate: A demonstration package for undergraduate students. International Journal of Mechanical Engineering Education, 40 (1). pp. 46-52. ISSN 0306-4190

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This paper reports on a demonstration package that gives students a clear understanding of the vibration and modal analysis technique, which forms a crucial theme in dynamics and vibration analysis and condition monitoring. A rig has been prepared to display the experimental results and give the students hand-on experience. A finite-element (FE) analysis is used to calculate the theoretical results for comparison with those obtained through experiment. The students are then in a position to vary the parameters of the FE analysis model and note the changes in the shift of the natural frequencies.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hands-on experiments; Modal analysis; Plate vibration; Vibration demo
Subjects: H300 Mechanical Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2015 10:21
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:14

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