Shock and Vibration

Shock and Vibration / 2000 / Article

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Volume 7 |Article ID 527389 |

A.B. Stanbridge, D.J. Ewins, A.Z. Khan, "Modal Testing Using Impact Excitation and a Scanning LDV", Shock and Vibration, vol. 7, Article ID 527389, 10 pages, 2000.

Modal Testing Using Impact Excitation and a Scanning LDV

Received02 Jun 1999
Revised12 Oct 1999


If a laser Doppler vibrometer is used in a continuously-scanning mode to measure the response of a vibrating structure, its output spectrum contains side-bands from which the response mode shape, as defined along the scan line, may be obtained. With impact excitation, the response is the summation of a set of exponentially-decaying sinusoids which, in the frequency domain, has peaks at the natural frequencies and at `sideband' pseudo-natural frequencies, spaced at multiples of the scan frequency. Techniques are described for deriving natural mode shapes from these, using standard modal analysis procedures. Some limitations as to the types of mode which can be analysed are described. The process is simple and speedy, even when compared with a normal point-by-point impact test survey. Information may also be derived, using a circular scan, on the direction of vibration, and angular vibration, at individual points.

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