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Measuring area vibration mode shapes with a continuous-scan LDV
Author(s): Anthony B. Stanbridge; Milena Martarelli; David J. Ewins
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Paper Abstract

The out-of-plane vibration response mode shape of a vibrating surface may be measured very conveniently using a scanning LDV. Sinusoidal vibration within a rectangular area may be measured by scanning at a uniform rate over the whole area, the mode-shape bering recovered by demodulation. This process may be applied to any vibrating surface, but a large amount of data may be generated, and results may be polluted by speckle noise. Alternatively, the area may be covered by sine-scan inputs, simultaneously applied in x and y directions, at different scan frequencies. The frequency spectrum of the LDV output then contains components at discrete frequencies, from which coefficients in a polynomial expression for the mode shape may be derived directly. Both magnitude and phase data are required for each of the spectrum components. The process is only valid if the mode-shape is spatially smooth without, for example, any apertures within the scanned area. It has the particular advantage of representing the mode-shape by a relatively small data set. Repeat measurements at different test frequencies allow standard modal analysis techniques to be employed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 May 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4072, Fourth International Conference on Vibration Measurements by Laser Techniques: Advances and Applications, (22 May 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.386746
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Anthony B. Stanbridge, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (United Kingdom)
Milena Martarelli, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (Italy)
David J. Ewins, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4072:
Fourth International Conference on Vibration Measurements by Laser Techniques: Advances and Applications
Enrico Primo Tomasini, Editor(s)

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