Industrial Modal Testing Workshop

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This event took place 4 years ago

The University of Sheffield's Dynamics Laboratory for Verification and Validation are running a two-day workshop, which will provide practical modal testing tuition on physical structures. The course will begin with a brief classroom session, covering the aims of modal testing, common methods and typical data acquisition requirements, with the majority of the workshop conducted in the dynamics laboratory. The intention is for each delegate to have the opportunity to set-up and perform both a shaker and hammer test on a range of structures, leaving the workshop with valuable hands-on testing experience and an understanding of how to interpret the subsequent results.

This workshop is for SME's based in the Sheffield city region. You will be required to complete a registration form shortly after signing up to this event before your place is confirmed.

The Sheffield Innovation Programme (SIP) allows small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) from across the Sheffield City Region to access academic expertise, facilities and resources to support and develop business growth. 

Academic experts with a range of skills and knowledge will work collaboratively with your business to understand and recommend ways forward, deliver innovation support and forge productive partnerships. This can be through bespoke consultancy working with academic experts on specified projects or attending indutry focussed workshops.

Key Dates:

  1. Course Dates Thursday 25th & Friday 26th January 2018
  1. Day 1:

    Thursday 25th January 2018

    Venue: University of Sheffield, 9 Mappin Street, Sheffield, S1 4DT

  2. 09:00-10:30

    Welcome & Introduction to Modal Testing (Why modal testing, common methods, industrial examples, excitation sources)

  3. 11:00-12:00

    Overview of data acquisition (Touch on LMS, NI, define sample rate, bandwidth, leakage, windowing etc.)

  4. 12:00-13:00

    Networking Lunch

  5. 13:00-14:30

    Hammer test simple structure (Hammer test of blade, including setting up DAQ, sensor sensitivities etc.)

  6. 15:00-16:00

    Shaker test simple structure (Shaker test of bookshelf, including setting up DAQ, sensor sensitivities etc.)

  7. 16:00


  8. Day 2:

    Friday 26th January 2018

    Venue: University of Sheffield, 9 Mappin Street, Sheffield, S1 4DT

  9. 09:30-10:30

    Recap of Day 1

  10. 11:00-12:00

    Setup test on large structure (Setup test on wing structure. Accelerometer placement, wiring, connecting to lms)

  11. 12:00-13:00

    Networking Lunch

  12. 13:00-14:30

    Shaker test on large structure

  13. 15:00-16:00

    Explore data (Look at data from wing & mode shapes.)

  14. 16:00


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