Shock and Vibration

Shock and Vibration / 1996 / Article

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Volume 3 |Article ID 949156 |

Jonathan D. Blotter, Robert L. West, "Experimental and Analytical Power Flow in Beams Using a Scanning Laser Doppler Vibrometer", Shock and Vibration, vol. 3, Article ID 949156, 12 pages, 1996.

Experimental and Analytical Power Flow in Beams Using a Scanning Laser Doppler Vibrometer

Received23 Nov 1994
Accepted21 Dec 1995


An experimental spatial power-flow (ESPF) method is presented. This method provides a spatially continuous model of the power-flow vector field derived from experimental measurements. The power-flow vector field clearly indicates locations of energy sources and sinks as well as paths of energy transmission. In the ESPF approach, a scanning laser Doppler vibrometer acquires spatially dense measurements of the vibrating test structure. These measurements are used in solving for a spatially continuous 3-dimensional complex-valued model of the steady-state dynamic response. From this experimentally derived dynamics model, a spatial representation of the power flow is computed.

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